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Google Scholar Citations

Many doctors will already be familiar with Google Scholar. Google have recently launched a new linked service, Google Scholar Citations, which provides a web-based tool for academics to monitor citations to their articles. Academics can check who is citing their publications, view citations over time and examine citation metrics. Academics can also make their profile public so that other people can view their citation metrics. The service was launched with a small number of users and I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the early users. You can view my Google Scholar Citations page to see the data available. Amongst the metrics that can be viewed are the total number of citations and the h-index, along with a chart showing the number of citations per year. Detailed citation counts are also available for individual papers. Many universities already have updateable publication pages for their academics (as an example, see my Imperial College London Publications page). Google Scholar citations expands on the information available on these types of web pages and will be a very useful tool for academics.


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