Select Google Scholar Profile

This dialog box appears after you have started a Google Scholar Profile query and there are two or more (partially) matching profile. It displays the matching profiles and allows you to select the desired profile for the actual profile retrieval.

Note: The layout of this dialog box changed considerably in Publish or Perish version 6.32.

Publish or Perish 6.32 and later

As of Publish or Perish version 6.32, it's possibly to select multiple Google Scholar profiles at once for retrieval. Furthermore, the profile list is persistent; this allows you to return to the same list if you need to refine or modify your profile search.

The first selected profile will replace the underlying Google Scholar Profile query; If you select more than one profile for retrieval, then for each subsequent profile a new query will be created and added to the same query folder as the first one.

Field name Description
Profile search terms Enter the search terms for the profile you want to look up. The recommended format is to use the author's name with one or more initials and possibly an affiliation, for example M Brown Monash University. Do not "quote" any part of the profile name.
Profile labels

Enter the labels that must appear in the profile that you want to lookup. Please note the following:

  • Profile labels are set by each profile's author based on his or her own preferences. They are not necessarily consistent or predictable between authors, or complete for any given author.
  • If a single label consists of several words, then you must "quote the words". For example, expatriation "international business" multinational is interpreted as three labels, with the middle one consisting of two words.
Lookup Click this button to look up all matching profiles from Google Scholar. Once complete, the results will appear in the main list, below.
(main list)

Matching Google Scholar profiles, with the following columns:

  • Cites - The number of citations associated with the profile and a check box to select the profile for subsequent retrieval.
  • Profile name - The name assigned to the profile by the profile's owner. Typically, this is the author's name in a format defined by the author his/herself.
  • Affiliation - Affiliation and sometimes academic position assigned to the profile by the profile's owner.
  • Labels - Labels that were assigned to the profile by the profile's author.

You can select one or more profile from the list by checking their box in the Cites column, then clicking OK to accept the selection.

Tip: Right-click on the items in the list to see additional selection options.

You can cancel the query by clicking on the Cancel button or by pressing the Esc key.

Publish or Perish 6.31 and earlier

In Publish or Perish 6.31 and earlier only a single Google Scholar profile can be selected and retrieved at a time.

Field name Description
(main list)

Matching Google Scholar profiles, with the following columns:

  • ProfileID - The internal Google Scholar profile ID. This profile ID is meaningless outside of Google Scholar, but uniquely identifies the profile within.
  • Profile name - The name assigned to the profile by the profile's owner. Typically, this is the author's name in a format defined by the author his/herself.
  • Affiliation - Affiliation and sometimes academic position assigned to the profile by the profile's owner.

You can select the desired profile from the list by single-clicking on it, then clicking OK to accept the selection. Alternatively, double-clicking a profile in the list will select and accept it in a single action.

You can cancel the remainder of the query by clicking on the Cancel button or by pressing the Esc key.