I sometimes find that the PDF linked to a reference in Google Scholar is spam. For example, it might have the first two pages of the journal article followed by a link to some website (often in a foreign language).

This is a bit annoying given that often users have a choice of clicking on the PDF or going to a more official publication website.

How do you report spam PDFs of articles linked to references in Google Scholar?

  • Would Google Scholar have a FAQ (frequently Asked Questions) which may tell you?
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 9, 2018 at 10:49

1 Answer 1


After a little more hunting, it seems that there is a general "contact us" support page where issues can be submitted.


Presumably, this would be a way of notifying Google Scholar about spam PDFs.

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