If you are undertaking research, you will need to set up persistent digital identifiers that uniquely distinguish you as a researcher and connect you to your research activity. Use ORCID ID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and other researcher identifiers to:

  • establish your identity as a researcher
  • get credit for your research activity
  • improve your publication workflow
  • draw in accurate data to your UQ eSpace and other profiles, including UQ Researchers and your Individual Activity Profile (IAP).

6. Google Scholar profile

Add your Google Scholar public profile URL link under Websites in your ORCID profile.

A Google Scholar Citations profile enables you to keep track of citations to your articles and provides an online presence for your scholarly work.

Create your Google Scholar profile

Log in or create a Google account and set up your profile.

Make sure you:

  1. Use your name as it is spelled on your papers
  2. Include your institutional email (eg. j.surname@uq.edu.au). You will receive an email to this address that will need to be verified in order for your profile to appear in search results
  3. Add your affiliation in accordance with the UQ Authorship Procedure
  4. Set your profile to public so that it will appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name
  5. Select the appropriate update option -
    1. Google Scholar can automatically update your profile. Note: If selecting automatic updates, check the accuracy of your publication list regularly, or
    2. be alerted every time Google Scholar wishes to add a publication to your profile.

Google Scholar metrics

Your Google Scholar Profile will display your citations, h-index, and i10-index as calculated by publications in Google Scholar. These metrics are updated automatically as Google Scholar adds your new publications. 

Click the Follow option in your profile to get alerts whenever your work is cited.