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Researcher identifiers and profiles: Google Scholar Citations profile

Information on establishing and using researcher identifier and profile systems.

Google Scholar logo   A Google Scholar Citations profile enables you to keep track of citations to your articles and provides an easy to maintain online presence for your scholarly work

Create your Google Scholar Profile

Log in or create a Google account and complete the steps to setup your profile

Make sure you:

  • Use your name as it is spelled on your papers
  • Include your institutional email (eg., you will receive an email to this address that will need to be verified in order for your profile to appear in search results
  • Make sure your profile is set to public so that it will appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.
  • Select the appropriate update option -
    • Google Scholar can automatically update your profile*
    • be alerted every time Google Scholar wishes to add a publication to your profile

* if selecting automatic updates, check the accuracy of your publication list regularly

Google Scholar Profile metrics

Your Google Scholar Profile will display your citations, h-index, and i10-index as calculated by publications in Google Scholar.
These metrics are updated automatically as Google Scholar adds your new publications. 

Example of Google Scholar profile metrics



Click the blue Follow button at the top of your profile to get alerts whenever you are cited.


Link your Google Scholar Profile to UQ eSpace - for UQ staff

Link your Google Scholar Profile to UQ eSpace to display a badge on your UQ eSpace profileUQ eSpace badges

To link your Google Scholar profile to UQ eSpace:

  1. Locate the 12 character string after user= in the URL of your Google Scholar profileExample of Google Scholar Profile web address
  2. Log in to UQ eSpace, go to the PREFS tabScreenshot of UQ eSpace PREFS tab
  3. Enter the 12 character string (described in step 1) in the Google Scholar field in the
    My Author Identifiers boxGoogle Scholar field in UQ eSpace





      4. Click Update My Author Identifiers