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Is it reasonable to ask candidates to create a profile on Google Scholar?

As much as I like Google Scholar, requiring candidates to create a Google Scholar profile specifically seems inappropriate. You are effectively saying you won't hire people that don't use Google. ...
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My student published a preprint of our published paper without me as an author

As far as I know, Google Scholar is entirely automated, and so those results will likely only change if the offending paper is updated or removed. When you say the student 'uploaded' your paper - ...
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My student published a preprint of our published paper without me as an author

Unless I misunderstand the situation, your student seems to primarily shooting himself in the foot. He publicly engaged in some childish retribution scheme that demonstrates utter disrespect for ...
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Is it reasonable to ask candidates to create a profile on Google Scholar?

Have you considered ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier)? I have the same concerns about intellectual property protection issues around Google unfortunately. GoogleScholar is also quite ...
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Is it possible for a scientific article to lose citations?

Google Scholar's citation counts are based on the number of citations found by Google's web-crawler. They tend to fluctuate up and down a little. This is usually either because documents such as ...
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How to associate an arxiv paper on Google Scholar with the rest of my account?

ArXiv papers take a few days to get indexed by Google scholar. It should show up eventually. The procedure to add it your profile is no different than with any other paper from any other database.
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My student published a preprint of our published paper without me as an author

This sounds a lot like copyright infringement. Talk to university legal counsel! And inform the journal. If you have signed over copyright to the journal, they can take legal action against your ...
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How to remove citations from Google Scholar profile?

You can't. Google Scholar, like everything Google, does not curate the data. It only indexes them and makes them easy to search through. If the citing document is online it'll be counted as a ...
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How do I add an article that is already in Google Scholar to my profile?

Sign In to Google Scholar. Click on My Profile. Click on the + button above the article list Click on Add articles in the context menu
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Why is Google Scholar popular in some fields but not in others?

Math already has an excellent tool, MathSciNet. And, more importantly, MathSciNet is much more accurate than Google Scholar. If you are a mathematician, look up yourself in both places and compare!...
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How to split two papers that Google Scholar incorrectly thinks are the same paper?

By now, there is an option when editing the merged GoogleScholar article's version as shown in the example below. Ensure you are logged in as the article's author. Open the "edit your article&...
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Is it possible for a scientific article to lose citations?

In addition to the inherent curation problems of web-crawling, determining duplicates, etc, it is quite possible for a document to truly lose citations. For this to happen, a citing article would be ...
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Is there a way to report to google scholar some systematic mistakes?

Edit: the contact us form is no longer available. There is an inclusion request form that can be used to request that a specific website / article be indexed with a correct version of the article. ...
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Is there a way to report to google scholar some systematic mistakes?

(Edit: I am no longer at Google Scholar, so I cannot fix issues for anyone anymore.) I am an engineer on the Google Scholar team. Errors in citation data provided by Google Scholar can occur either ...
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How to search in Google Scholar within a particular conference?

To search within a particular conference, open the navigation menu on the Google Scholar start page, using the hamburger button (☰) on the top left, and click on "Advanced search". This will ...
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Why should I add co-authors on Google Scholar?

In general, I find the Google Scholar profile pages to be elegant and useful. Some people choose not to add co-authors to their profile pages. You might not see any benefit. You might not want to ...
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Published paper not showing up on google scholar

In a blog post, Claus Wilke describes a bug with Google Scholar where it does not update pre-prints once the article has been publsheed. He notes that: The bug exists The Scholar team is aware ...
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Is it reasonable to ask candidates to create a profile on Google Scholar?

I do not think it is reasonable to ask candidates to create a profile on any third-party platform. Particularly on a google service, taking in account that some proportion of web users have concerns ...
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How to search in Google Scholar within a particular conference?

You can use the source: operator. For example, search by source:NIPS to restrict to documents published by sources containing "NIPS" in their name.
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How can I export my Google Scholar Library as a BibTeX format?

As of August 31, 2016, this functionality has been added! See this blog post: https://googlescholar.blogspot.com/2016/08/organizing-your-scholar-library.html
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Search for authors on Google Scholar by their field of study and country

You can search multiple keywords with something like this: label:robotics + label:machine_learning in the author search. Narrowing by country can be trickier. You can potentially narrow by the email ...
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Why is my published article seemingly not indexed by Google or Google Scholar?

Although you asked a generic question, the answer is very particular to your own particular article. Most likely, @HoboSci, got the correct answer: you published in a journal of questionable ethical ...
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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)?

Like Google, Google Scholar seems to support boolean operators. So one way to solve the problem would be to use "-source:[string]" (note the minus sign) to exclude by hand journals with names ...
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My student published a preprint of our published paper without me as an author

Go talk to your department head, your dean and ask your university lawyers. This behaviour, no matter what chromosomes you bear, no matter what colour of your skin is, no matter your age is, is not ...
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Google Scholar paper losing citations

This happened a couple of times to me, mostly because of duplicates: GS had the same paper indexed twice, which lead to duplicate citations for some of my papers. The duplicate entry was removed at ...
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In creating a Google Scholar profile, should I use my personal email address or my university email address?

Your personal account. You will then have the option to add and verify an institutional e-mail to it, inside Google Scholar. This adds a text "verified e-mail on myuniversity.com" in your ...
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Which google scholar citation format is IEEE standard?

None of the "standard" citations that they provide is IEEE format. Instead, you should use one of the links at the bottom to take the format for your preferred citation manager, such as BibTeX, ...
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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)?

The site: qualifier can specify results from a particular URL. In this case, searching "hierarchical model" site:sciencemag.org in either Google or Google Scholar seems to work.
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Is it reasonable to ask candidates to create a profile on Google Scholar?

It is common, and reasonable, for employers to require job candidates and employees coming up for review to provide the employer with any information it needs to evaluate the candidates/employees. So ...
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What does "not available" mean in Google Scholar for Public Access, why is it an issue, and how to resolve it?

What Google Scholar is tracking here is whether all articles that are required by funders to be open access actually are. So the "problem" you see here is that you (apparently) published an ...
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