Google Scholar profile

Everyone in DIT will already have a Google Account but to create an account go to and complete the form.


Step 1: Create your basic profile

Log on to  and click the “My Citations” link at the top of the page to get your account setup started. On the first screen, add your affiliation information and DIT email address, so Google Scholar can confirm your account. Add keywords that are relevant to your research interests, so others can find you when browsing a subject area. Provide a link to the DIT homepage. Click “Next Step,” and that creates your basic profile.


Step 2: Add publications

Search for your name using the syntax - author: “Joe Bloggs” in the search box.

Google will offer you a list of what they think are your articles. You must read this, checking that the articles belong to you and add the ones you want to add to your profile by clicking on the box before each title. You may not want to add everything if you are creating a scholarly profile. Click on the “Add button” to bring these articles into your profile. You can confirm that you want Google to automatically add your articles in the future. Do not do this if you have a common name such as David Byrne as it will add all articles by all the David Byrnes it finds.

Step 3: Make your Profile Public

You can add a photo, which enhances your profile by clinking on the Change Photo link on your profile homepage. When you create your profile, it defaults to private so you need to make it public. You can of course keep your profile private but to this means, others cannot find it. Click on “edit” next to “My Profile is private” and select “My Profile is Public” in the drop-down menu.

Bonus: Add Co-Authors

There is a built in co-authorship network in Google. To add a suggested co-author, find the “Co-Authors” section on the top right hand section of your profile, and then click on the plus (+) sign next to each co-author you want to add.

Now you have a Google Scholar profile that helps you track when your work has been cited both in the peer-reviewed literature and elsewhere. 

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