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Google Scholar

Finding your h-index in Google Scholar requires two things:

  • a Google account.  You may have this already; to log in requires the same information as getting to a Google Doc account, or gmail, or Google Drive
  • a Google Scholar Profile.  If you already have a Google Scholar Profile set up, simply log in and click on My Profile as shown below.  Your  H-Index and links to your published papers are immediately available.


To set up a Google Scholar Profile:

  • Go to Google Scholar (simply type the word "scholar" in the Google search box)
  • Login to your Google account (if you do not have a personal Google account you will need to create one)
  • Click on "My Profile"

This will bring up a screen that shows the information Google Scholar has about you as an author.   Use the pencil icon next to your name to add personal details such as work affiliation and email address.

This screen will also show a list of articles Google Scholar has associated with you. To add articles, click the + sign by the word "Title" and then "Add Articles." 

 A checklist of articles that could have been authored by you (similar name and affiliation) will appear.  Check off those that you have authored, then click the check mark in the upper right corner. 

Google Scholar will immediately update your author profile and wil now show you your H-Index, as well as other information.



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