How do I add an article that is published in a journal and is online as a PDF on the journal's site to Google Search? To clarify, I am not adding it to my google scholar profile but instead want it to appear in a Google Scholar search. The link to the article is below and you will see if you run a search on Google Scholar it doesn't exist. How do I get it or the full journal to appear in Google Scholar search. It appears in a regular Google search but not in Google scholar. I manually added it to my profile in Google Scholar. But there is no link available in the manual add function so I can direct people to this publication.



In general, Google is somewhat closed-fisted when it comes to peeking behind the curtain of their indexer. However, they do provide some advice to people hoping to get their articles indexed by Google Scholar here.

That said, unless you have control over the hosting of that particular book chapter, there isn't much you can do to attempt getting this chapter indexed by Google Scholar.

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Most standard journals are indexed by Google Scholar. If you article has only just been published, then you may need to wait a week or so.

If something is not indexed in Google Scholar, you could consider uploading a version of the article to a reputable pre-print server. There are various discipline specific pre-print servers. Or if you're unsure OSF preprints covers all disciplines: https://osf.io/preprints/

Google Scholar should then come around to indexing that.

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  • it's been three years. I took your suggestion and added it to three relevant preprints. I hope that helps. though I noticed another author in the same journal was able to add his to google scholar. no idea how he did it. – English Xcel Jul 9 '18 at 16:04
  • hi, my article is now listed on google scholar after I added to to two pre-prints. However Google has not listed me as an author. They have only listed my co-authors. How do I suggest an edit? – English Xcel Jul 15 '18 at 14:39
  • I imagine it would use the authorship listed on the pre-print. I'm not sure whether Google Scholar extracts it from the first page of the PDF or whether it would use the preprint official author meta data. But check that both are accurate. – Jeromy Anglim Jul 16 '18 at 4:08
  • My name is listed first and I was the one who uploaded the paper to the preprint and I am listed as administrator on the pre print yet my name has been omitted on google scholar and even on google scholar's quick citation of the article. I uploaded it to to two preprints and I omitted on author on both indexes on google scholar. I am on the front page of PDFs. – English Xcel Jul 16 '18 at 20:33
  • possibly, it's a PDF formatting issue. For example, Google scholar may have some automated methods to extract title and authors from a PDF, and perhaps your pdf deviated from expectations. see this guide: scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/inclusion.html – Jeromy Anglim Jul 17 '18 at 6:00

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