A Google Scholar profile provides a list of your publications found in Google Scholar, including basic metrics such as citation counts and h-index, and your verified institutional affiliation. If you make your profile public (optional) your profile will appear at the top of Google Scholar searches for your name, making your research easier to find.
Citations tracked by Google Scholar are not controlled for quality in the same way as Scopus or Web of Science. Metrics from Google Scholar may appear higher and may include errors. However, it can provide better indexing of journal articles and citations than the traditional citation databases in disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences.
Download the free software Publish or Perish to analyse citations and obtain a range of research metrics from Google Scholar data.
Deakin Windows system users can install Publish or Perish by going to the Self Install Share (SIS) form Software Centre > Additional Software. You must be connected to the Deakin network or VPN to use the Self Install Share.