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Researcher Profiles and ORCID iDs

Maximise the visibility of your research outputs by discovering how to establish a researcher profile.

Google Scholar issue

We have been made aware of an issue with some RMIT staff Google Scholar profiles being set to 'private'. 

A number of staff with previously ‘public’ Google Scholar profiles have had their profiles automatically set to ‘private’ and are unable to revert this change.  

Given the significant impact to our staff and the University by this issue, the ITS, Library and Research and Innovation teams have been working together with Google to resolve the issue as a matter of high priority. We are in the process of exploring and testing several potential technical solutions.

For more information, please see the RMIT Library website.

13 January 2023

Google Scholar Author Profile

Google Scholar Citations allows you to create a profile from existing Google Scholar data.

It displays your publications and citations, and calculates your h-index and i10-index.

Link your Google Scholar profile in the 'Websites' section of your ORCID profile.

Create a Google Scholar Author Profile

1. Sign into or create a Google account. It is recommended you use a private email address as this will mean you maintain access to your profile.

2. Fill in the Citations sign up form, entering name, affiliations, interests, etc. Include your RMIT email address at this point so that your profile appears in Google Scholar search results..

3. On the next page, you will be asked to verify articles that may have been written by you to add to your profile. You can also search for articles in Google Scholar and add them from there.

4. You will then have the option for new articles and updates to articles to be applied automatically to your profile. If you prefer you can review them beforehand. Details can always be updated manually.

5. Make sure your profile is set to public so that it will appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

Explore citations to your articles

Find out more about Google Scholar Citations Setup.

Importing your Google Scholar Author Profile publications into ORCID

To import Google Scholar Profile publications into ORCID:

1. Go to your Google Scholar Citations profile page
2. Select works to be exported and click Export
3. Select BibTeX and save the file
4. Login to ORCID and go to your record
5. Click 'Add works' and and select 'Import BibTeX' and select the file you saved in Google Scholar