Impact: Library Tools for Promotion and Tenure

This guide is for graduate students and faculty interested in how scholars can profile themselves through tracking cited references to their work. Also included here are resources to assist in determining journal quality and rankings.

Databases

Cited References in Books

Google Scholar Author Citations

Google Scholar Citations provides 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.

See Google Scholar Author Search (link below) to find colleagues who have profiles.

Best of all, it’s quick to set up and simple to maintain – even if you have written hundreds of articles, and even if your name is shared by several different scholars. You can add groups of related articles, not just one article at a time; and your citation metrics are computed and updated automatically as Google Scholar finds new citations to your work on the web. You can even choose to have your list of articles updated automatically – but, of course, you can also choose to review the updates yourself, or to manually update your articles at any time.

A guide to help set up your own citations account is included below.