Researcher & Author Identifiers, Profiles and Social Networks: Maximize your Impact: Google Scholar Citations

Increase the impact of your publications. Tips on how to promote your research and profile as a researcher and author.

Google Scholar Citations profile

Google Scholar Citations provide a way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles.

You can create your Google Scholar Citations profile here.

The Google Scholar Citations web site includes information on:


  • Check who is citing your publications,

  • Graph citations over time,

  • Compute several citation metrics,

  • Make your profile public, so that it appears in Google Scholar results when people search for your name,

  • Choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself, or to manually update your articles.


  • It is a profiling system, not a registry and, as such, it attributes to authors no unique alphanumeric identifiers

  • A statistical model is used to try to tell different authors apart - you need to double check whether the articles attached to your profile are really yours

How to use Google Scholar Citations

View the video below for more information on setting up a Google Scholar account. Please contact if you have any questions.

Other IDs

While there isn't true integration between ORCID and Google Scholar Citations, you can import citations you find in Google Scholar into ORCID using BibTeX.

  • BibTeX is a platform-independent, plain-text format used for bibliographic citations. BibTeX files can be created using many reference management tools.