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Measuring your research impact: Google Scholar Citations

This guide provides an introduction to the various metrics used to measure researcher and journal impact.

Your Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar Citations is a citation service provided free of charge.  It is easy to set up, especially if you already have a Google account.  Like other citation tracking services, it tracks academic articles, but it also counts theses, book titles and other documents towards author citation metrics.

Tracking citations using Google Scholar

Google Scholar Citations can be used to track citations to articles, for example:

  • View citation graphs of your articles
  • Get an email alert every time an article is cited