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How to set up a Google scholar account

If you looking to open a new Google Scholar account and finding out how to open it? Then you are in the right place. Read this article till the end where we will guide you how to set up a Google Scholar account the beginners guide.

How to set up a Google Scholar account?

Before looking at the steps to set up let’s understand

Why Google scholar account is so important for any researcher?

If you are a researcher, scholar and author of one or more than one research paper published in any Journal or Conference then you must open a Google Scholar account.

What benefits?

  • You can add all your research papers published in different journals in one account and keep a track on it.
  • You can see the citations received by your research paper globally.

 

  • H-Index and I-Index of your papers can be easily tracked.
  • It gives you an opportunity to build a research profile on Google of your own i.e. Google Scholar Profile
  • It will provide you with a dedicated research profile page having all your published papers portfolio.
  • It will suggest your article as a relative topic who wants to search on a particular topic.

Requirements to open the Google Scholar Account?

There are absolutely no particular requirements. But you must have more than one paper gets published in any International Journal having an ISSN or in any Conference proceedings having an ISBN.

You must have an institutional email ID, if you want to verify your account.

You can also open the account without having any institutional email ID. In such a case, your account will not be verified.

Google scholar registration

Step-1

Search “Google Scholar” on Google  or Click https://scholar.google.co.in/

how to setup a Google scholar account
how to set up a Google Scholar account

Sign in your Google account with your email ID (Must be Gmail ID)

Step-2

Click on “ My Profile” placed on the top left corner of the page.

How to set up a Google scholar account
How to set up a Google Scholar account

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fill all details on the form

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email for verification
  • Areas of interest
  • Homepage (optional)

Note: The 3rd point “Email for verification” is for the institutional email ID. If you do not have it you can leave it as blank and press Next

Step-3

How to set up a Google scholar account
How to set up a Google Scholar account

After pressing the page it will show the “Article page” Where you need to select the predefined articles available as a suggestion from Google.

You may add it or leave it if it does not show your article in the suggestion.

Also read: How to find academic journals online

Step-4

 After that, it will show “Article updates” page

How to set up a Google scholar account
How to set up a Google Scholar account

Select  “ Apply updates automatically”

Select  “ Make my profile Public”

Also read: HOW-TO: Register Google Scholar Account

Also read: Google Scholar: Advantages/Limitations of Google Scholar

Step-5

It will come to your profile page where you need to “ Add profile photo” and “verify email” (Institutional email)

How to set up a Google scholar account
How to set up a Google Scholar account

Now you can add all your article s manually and save it.

You can also remove any article from your profile at any time

So by following these simple steps, you can easily create a Google Scholar account. So this is all about how to set up a Google Scholar account the beginner’s guide.

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