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Citation Analysis for Promotion & Tenure — Researcher Profiles

This guide covers resources for conducting citation analysis, finding impact factors and journal rankings.

Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

Sign up for a Public Google Scholar Citations Profile.

Learn more:

See "Creating a Google Scholar Profile"   

ORCiD Profile (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

ORCiDORCID ID icon (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. 

  • ORCiD provides a standard unique author identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
  • ORCiD aims to prevent authorship confusion and protect your unique scholarly identity

Register for an ORCiD ID Free for researchers.

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Scopus Author ID

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The Scopus Author Identifier distinguishes between names by assigning each author in Scopus a unique number and grouping together all of the documents written by that author.

Scopus Author Identifier uses an algorithm that matches author names based on their affiliation, address, subject area, source title, dates of publication citations, and co-authors.

Researchers are automatically assigned a Scopus Author ID when they publish in a journal indexed by Scopus.

Search for your Scopus Author ID. 

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If you have more than one Scopus Author Identifier, you should request to merge the multiple IDs into one entry.

Creating a Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar Profile 

Step 1.  Sign into your Google account, or create one if you don't yet have one.

NOTE: Google suggests you use a personal Google account, not an account using your UConn email address, so that you can keep your profile for as long as you wish. The personal email will not display on the profile.


google scholar profile

Step 2. Click on “My Profile” in the top left corner. 
Step 3. Complete the sign up form:
  • confirm the spelling of your name or modify it
  • enter your affiliation
  • enter areas of interest and optional homepage
  • enter your university email address (required for inclusion in Google Scholar search results) 

 Click Next
Step 4. Check off the box next to your name to the group that is yours, and click the Articles button at the top.
google scholar profile articles

You may also opt to click on the Articles number and review each article in the group to select the items you wish to add.

If you don't see your articles in these groups, try searching for other possible forms of your name.
Step 5. Click on the blue arrow icon in the upper right corner to proceed.

 Step 6. Under article updates, select “Apply updates automatically” or “Email me updates for review” so Google Scholar will know how to process article updates.

google scholar profile article updates
Do not use the automatic updates if your name is common.

Step 7.  Check off “Make my profile public”

Step 8. Click on Done. 

Step 9. Check your university email and click on the verification link. 
You are now eligible to appear in Google Scholar when someone searches for your name