Scholars are encouraged to establish a profile, otherwise the value of a Google Scholar search is limited. Also, authors can then control the content of their listings in Google Scholar to make sure all their work is represented.
Sign up for a Google account if you don't already have one.
On the Google Scholar home page, click on:
You'll be asked for your email address. Using an academic email address will allow your profile to be included in Google Scholar search results.
Add articles you've authored, either singly or in groups. References can be selected from the list Google provides, added from a Google Scholar search or added manually.
Review and update profile.
Add photo and other finishing touches.
Choose whether to keep profile private or make it public.
Your citation metrics will be automatically updated by Google Scholar.
To have your articles list automatically updated, select Profile Updates from Action menu, choose automatic updates setting, and click Update Settings.
h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations. The second column has the "recent" version of this metric which is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h new citations in the last 5 years.
i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations. The second column has the "recent" version of this metric which is the number of publications that have received at least 10 new citations in the last 5 years.
A Google Scholar Profile allows scholars to:
Here is the Google Scholar Profile for Richard Feynman:
References can be sorted by Title/Author, Cited by count, or Year.
They can be exported using BibTex, EndNote, RefMan or CVS.
Author metrics include total citation counts, and an author's h-index and i10 index.
To see a list of citations to an article, click on the Cited by number.
To see a citation graph for an article, as shown here, click on the title.
To get notified when new citations to one's own or another author's publications are added to Google Scholar, click on the Follow new citations link in the right sidebar of the author profile, and submit this form:
To get notified when new publications by an author (yourself or another) are added to Google Scholar, click on the Follow new articles link in the right sidebar of the author profile, and submit this form:
Caveat: Remember that the Google Scholar database does not have set inclusion parameters (e.g. journals, date ranges). Scholars should regularly check their own profile for duplicates, omissions and errors.
Citation counts and indices should not be compared between disciplines. For best results use multiple tools.