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Do You Have A Google Scholar Profile? You Should! Find Out how to Create One

December 13, 2016

Did you know that one way to increase your research’s impact is to create a Google Scholar profile? Google Scholar offers a popular way to create a profile that showcases your own papers and the citations they’ve received. It also calculates a platform-dependent h-index, which many researchers love to track (for better or for worse).

We would like to encourage all CUNY faculty to create a Google Scholar profile. The steps are included below. It should only take a few minutes of your time.


  1. First, you will need a Google Profile, if you do not already have one.
    1. Go to
    2. Click “Sign In.”
      1. TIP: Make sure that the computer you are using is not signed into a different user’s Google Account. If so, you will have to log out and follow the prompts to reach the creation page.
    3. Select “Create an account.”
    4. Enter Your Name.
    5. Select a Username.
    6. Select a password.
      1. For security purposes, we suggest following these tips.
    7. Enter your Birthday.
    8. Select your gender.
    9. Enter your Mobile phone number.
    10. Enter your current (ending in email address.
  2. Now, go to Google Scholar (
  3. Click on “My Citations” at the top of the screen.
  4. Log into your main Google Account through the screen that appears after selecting this option.
  5. Complete the following required fields:
    1. Name
    2. Affiliation (Campus/School, CUNY)
    3. Email for verification (This must be your CUNY email or other institutional email)
    4. Areas of interest (optional)
  6. On the next screen enter your name as it appears on your papers (e.g. J Smith or JM Smith)
  7. Select your articles either by groups or individually
  8. Select option for automatic updates or not (It is recommended that you select automatic updates. You may always delete items that are incorrect or you do not want on your profile).
  9. Choose to make your profile public to have it appear in search results.
  10. Congratulations! Your Google Scholar profile is now set up!