Google Scholar Profile
The Google Scholar Profile query pane in Publish or Perish allows you to look up a Google Scholar profile and analyse the associated publication metrics. The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting into other applications) or saved to a text file (for future reference or further analysis).
How to look up a Google Scholar profile
To look up a Google Scholar profile:
- Enter the name and optionally the affiliation of the person whose profile you are looking for;
- Click Lookup or press the Enter key.
The program will now contact Google Scholar to obtain a list of (partial) profile matches. If there is more than one match, Publish or Perish will show the Select Google Scholar Profile dialog box with the matching profiles; you can use this dialog box to select the profile that you are interested in.
Once you have selected the profile, or automatically if there was exactly one match, Publish or Perish will retrieve the profile information from Google Scholar and show the results list and calculate the citation metrics. The metrics and list of results can be exported in a variety of formats.
This pane contains the following fields.
Enter the name of 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 affilation, for example M Brown Monash University. Do not "quote" any part of the profile name.
Once you have clicked Lookup and the profile selection is complete, the contents of this field will be replaced by the full profile name and affiliation as obtained from Google Scholar.
For more search tips, see Author search.
Summarizes the annual increase in citations for the given profile as provided by Google Scholar.
|Show profile||Click this button to open the selected Google Scholar profile in your web browser.|
|Copy citations||Click this button to copy the contents of the Annual citations field (only) in tab-delimited format to the Windows clipboard, from where you can paste it into other programs, for example spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, Apple Numbers, or SoftMaker PlanMaker, or into word processing or database programs.|
Multi-function button with the following functions.
Note: The [Default] function is obtained by clicking on the main part if the button; the alternate functions appear on a drop-down menu when you click on the drop-down arrow on the button.
Note: It is not useful to perform multiple direct lookups for the same query shortly after another; this merely increases the load on Google Scholar and increases the chance that your computer may be temporarily denied access by Google Scholar. We recommend that you only use the Lookup Direct function as a last resort.
|Clear All||Clears all query fields. You can use this to quickly prepare the fields for an entirely new query.|
|Revert||Restores the query fields to their previous state. This function is only available as long as you have not performed a lookup with the current query fields.|
Multi-function button that copies the results or metrics belonging to the current query to the Windows clipboard in one of the following ways. See Exporting your data for information about these formats.
Note 1: The [Default] function is obtained by clicking on the main part if the button; the alternate functions appear on a drop-down menu when you click on the drop-down arrow on the button.
Note 2: The labelling and order of the Copy commands has changed somewhat between PoP 5.x and PoP 6.x, but their effects have remained the same. The following table shows the menu commands in PoP 5.x and PoP 6.x order.
Multi-function button that creates a new query object, as follows.
Note: If you click on the main part of the button, a new query of the same type as the current one (i.e., Google Scholar Profile) will be created; the alternate functions appear on a drop-down menu when you click on the drop-down arrow on the button.
Copyright © 2017 David Adams. All rights reserved. Page last modified on Fri 8 Dec 2017 23:04
Web master of Harzing.com and developer of the Publish or Perish software, among other things. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Operations Research, and likes to watch academic life from a safe distance.