Questions tagged [google-scholar]

Concerning the use of Google's search system for searching scholarly research, including maintaining individual profiles.

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My student published a preprint of our published paper without me as an author

One of my former students uploaded without my name a paper we just published in a top physics journal. The fraudulent paper is now appearing on the Google Scholar search results below the original ...
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How long does it usually take for published articles to show up on Google Scholar?

The title pretty much says it all - what's the typical delay with which Google Scholar indexes newly published articles? (Note I'm not talking about citations, but about the article showing up at all.)...
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How to split two papers that Google Scholar incorrectly thinks are the same paper?

For some reason I don't understand, Google Scholar thinks two of my papers are the same, despite different titles, co-authors, and publication years. When I click on one ("Resonant absorption as mode ...
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How is Google Scholar changing academic evaluation?

Google Scholar is making it very easy to track (their measure of) citation counts, h-index, etc. for individual researchers. Is this changing how academics are evaluated? Do tenure committees now ...
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How to get permission from Google to use Google Scholar Data, if needed?

As you maybe aware, Google does not provide any API for Google Scholar product and despite lots of request still there is no interest from Google to provide API for it. So, I am currently working on a ...
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At how many citations should I make my Google Scholar profile public?

I have recently got another citation, which brought my citation count to three. Even though I am proud of my three citations, others may find it funny or pitiful. So I am having doubts whether I ...
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Is it reasonable to ask candidates to create a profile on Google Scholar?

I was in the evaluation committee for the adjunct lecturers this year, and it was a complete nightmare. There were over thirty candidates and many of them didn't have an account on Google Scholar, ...
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How to remove citations from Google Scholar profile?

As the number of citations to some of my articles recently increased, I took a look to see who cites me among the articles listed on Google Scholar. To my surprise I found that I was cited in a ...
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How to export Google Scholar keyword search results to Excel? [closed]

I am looking for a reputable free tool to export results of a keyword search on Google Scholar to Microsoft Word or Excel. I am in the process of assembling a reading list for systematic literature ...
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How to transfer or delete a Google Scholar profile from my own account?

I accidentally created my advisor's Google scholar profile using my personal Gmail. Now I can't find a way to transfer the profile to him, nor can I delete his profile in my account. Does anyone have ...
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Is there a way to report to google scholar some systematic mistakes? [closed]

I've noticed, for citations, that some BibTeX files provided by google scholar are having regular errors (I believe these are errors). For bib items, there is the "pages" field, in which we could ...
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How can I export my Google Scholar Library as a BibTeX format?

In the My Library of Google Scholar, is there a way to export all of the citations, whether to BibTex or something similar?
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API, EULA, and scraping for Google Scholar

I love Google Scholar as my go-to place to search for papers. Some features like "forward-citations" and their nice-ish autogenerated bibtex are life savers. However, sometimes I (and ...
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Google Scholar vs other academic search engines

How is Google Scholar compared to other academic search engines and catalogues such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, and universities' own online catalogues--in terms of the following? comprehensiveness of ...
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How do I add an article that is already in Google Scholar to my profile?

I have authored some publications that are already present in Google Scholar and have citations listed for them, but I see no way to add them to my profile. I see how to add an article with all of the ...
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I publish under a one-word name, which Google Scholar does not index. What can I do?

I publish under a single name (no last name). As Google Scholar does not recognise me as an author I face several issues with citation counts and wrong bibliographic data being available in Google ...
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How to search for articles from a specific journal in Google Scholar when the journal name is a subset of other journal names (e.g., Science)?

A bit of an odd question, but I would like to search for a phrase in articles from Science (the journal). Yet I cannot do this on Google Scholar--if I specify in the advanced search that the source is ...
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How I can efficiently use Google Scholar to find prior research on a topic?

For starting a new problem I generally need to look for work already published through Google Scholar. For example, recently I came across an equation, the Pochhammer-Chree equation. When I type this ...
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Is it possible for a scientific article to lose citations?

I have just noticed something very weird, some months ago, I was looking in google scholar an article of Irving Langmuir called "The Vapor Pressure of Metallic Tungsten", it had 761 ...
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How to search for list of papers citing both papers A and B?

For given papers A and B, I would like to search for all papers that cite both A and B. I guess one can generalize to papers {A,B,C,...} and find all papers that cite all of them. A quick Google ...
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An academic who died over 50 years ago still has Google Scholar profile with verified email. How can this be?

I'm surprised to see that an academic who died over 50 years ago has a Google Scholar profile with a verified email (https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=5qvdHjQAAAAJ): How is that ...
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Updated title of arxiv not recognised by Google Scholar?

I submitted a paper to a journal and one of the referees suggested to slightly change the title of the paper. The paper was already posted on arxiv. I have updated the paper on arxiv after the ...
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Is it legal for a university to post a copy of a copyrighted (pay for access) journal article?

Extensively using Google Scholar, I've realized that most of the articles belonging to publishers that limit access to material (i.e. ACM, IEEE, Elsevier) also have PDF versions available for free, ...
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Why is Google Scholar popular in some fields but not in others?

In disciplines such as computer science and engineering, Google Scholar is a fundamental tool in not only searching for recent work of a researcher but is also frequently used as a metric for the ...
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Submitted to arXiv with a different title. How to make Google understand this is the same paper?

After having a paper published, I submitted the preprint to arXiv, but with a different title. Now, Google Scholar has identified the arXiv version as another paper, and by merging the two articles ...
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How to associate an arxiv paper on Google Scholar with the rest of my account?

So I'm just beginning my PhD and I want to associate this paper that I put on arxiv with my Google scholar profile, but I don't see how to do this. Is it possible to do so?
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Published paper not showing up on google scholar

I have a paper that I uploaded to arXiv and google scholar listed it as a publication. Since then the paper has been published in a nature journal several months ago. The nature publication still ...
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How does Google Scholar rank coauthor list?

I don't think the rank of the co-author list is random. It must follow some order that's definitely not the time order. I used to think that this rank depends on the number of papers you and the co-...
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How to search in Google Scholar within a particular conference?

Using Google's search operators, guide, we can restrict our search to that of a particular web domain, eg: site:twitter.com Paul Daniels Within Google Scholar, can we perform a similar in nature ...
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Why should I add co-authors on Google Scholar?

Google Scholar wants me to add areas of interest, photo, and co-authors. I understand why I may want to add the first two, but why add co-authors? All the publications already list the actual co-...
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How to search for one phrase in the title and a different phrase in the body of the paper in a single Google Scholar search?

Google Scholar is a very good source of knowledge especially with its advanced search, but the options in the advanced search is either search in the title or in the whole paper. How can I search for ...
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Google Scholar stopped indexing PDFs on GitHub/GitLab Pages [closed]

I self-archive my papers on a personal homepage hosted using GitHub Pages (sulir.github.io). Some time after the page was published, I had my papers properly indexed and displayed in Google Scholar. ...
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Merging ArXiv paper and conference paper on Google Scholar

In my Google Scholar profile, I have a paper which I uploaded to ArXiv a while ago, which has a few citations. Since then, that same paper has been accepted for a peer-reviewed conference. It was only ...
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In Google Scholar, is it possible to view the list of papers cited by a specific paper?

For any paper on Google Scholar, you can click "Cited by ..." to see a list of subsequent papers that cite the original paper. However, is it possible to see a list of papers that the original paper ...
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How to prevent deletion of my Google Scholar profile flagged as a duplicate of a colleague's?

My Google Scholar account is scheduled to be made private on 25th July as it is flagged as a duplicate of a close colleague's. We have worked at the same department, we share the first and middle name,...
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Do all versions of an arXiv paper appear in Google Scholar?

I know that new arXiv papers usually appear in Google Scholar within a few days or weeks. My question is: if someone submits a replacement of his/her arXiv paper, does the new version of the paper ...
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Creating compound alerts with Google Scholar

In Google Scholar, I want to create a compound alert, which returns papers that are relevant to two concepts. Concept 1 is all about a branch of machine learning, which can be triggered by the words "...
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Search for authors on Google Scholar by their field of study and country

On Google Scholar, you can do an author search based on keywords. For example, if I find an author who has "Robotics" as a keyword, and I click on that keyword, it lists all the authors with that ...
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Why do papers sometimes appear unlinked in Google Scholar?

I would like to download this paper: O. Faure. Numerical pathwise approximation of stochastic differential equations. Applied stochastic models and data analysis, 1992. but when I use Google ...
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Do you let Google Scholar index popular science articles, conference abstracts, etc.?

I enjoy that Google finds things I've written that I would never bother to link on my own web page, just because it's nice to have all my writing collected somewhere given I've made the effort. But ...
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What algorithm does Google Scholar use to order papers in a search?

When you perform a search on Google Scholar, is there any detailed explanation of how Google orders the results?
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How to export the reference list for a given paper using Google Scholar?

Google Scholar allows you to do forward search via cited by - that is, you can get a list of references that cite a given reference. Is there any way to do backward search, i.e. get a list of ...
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Is Google Scholar reliable for reporting citations?

When quoting the number of citations for each paper you have published, different sources can be used, Google Scholar, ResearcherID, Scopus. Google Scholar covers a larger range of literature. Is it ...
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Is it possible for an academic to successfully claim their Google knowledge panel with an institution-hosted webpage and a Google Scholar account?

Edit: I rewrote the question based on the associated discussion on meta. Context Google created a "knowledge panel" about me which appears when my name is searched in Google. It consists ...
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How does Google Scholar find papers on personal websites?

Recently, I added a new paper to my personal website, and it appeared on Google Scholar a couple of days later. On my website, all I did was write the name of the paper, together with the authors and ...
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Google scholar "sort by date" returns articles from last year only?

I am doing a pilot study for my research. When I search in google scholar, it gives me about 10 thousand results for the keywords that are anywhere in the article. I want to narrow my search down to ...
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Is there a way to find review articles by the keyword?

When I search for papers using some keywords in academic databases (like Google Scholar), there are lots of papers, but I would like to read literature reviews first because I’m new in that area. (By ...
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My publications listed on other author (highly similar name) publication list

I am an early stage researcher (just progressed into my first postdoc) and I have made some effort to keep my online presence (e.g. Google Scholar) correct and up to date. I have recently noticed that ...
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How can my organisation's published reports get indexed by Google Scholar?

My organisation (i.e. my employer) publishes peer-reviewed research reports in the form of a journal series via its website. The organisation alone publishes the reports and they are not published in ...
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How to get a book indexed by Google Scholar: How to upload to Google book search and what makes a book scholarly?

I have seen similar posts to this one, but none of which answer my specific questions. The google scholar help documentation states: Documents larger than 5MB, such as books and long dissertations, ...

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