I have several publications with my co-authors which they appear to be cited in their Google Scholar profile but not in mine. All these citations come from our recently accepted paper which contains the references. The main reason seems to be that Google Scholar is counting the citations from one version of the citing paper available on a university website (which my google scholar profile couldn’t add) instead of the version from the ieee xplore that my google scholar already added in my profile.

Is there a solution to add all possible versions of an article available online so that it can add the missing citations. The odd thing is that the other two co-authors have all the versions of the article that contains the new references in their Google Scholar profile.

I was wondering, suppose I have an arxiv paper citing my paper, does Researchgate or google scholar count it as if my paper was cited?

What if there are two versions (arxiv and peer reviewed) and lets say the citations do not all match, what then? (e.g. I would think counting at most once everything that is in either version is best. But, what actually happens?)

Sometimes, after I publish a working paper in arXiv or a refereed paper in a conference, I change the title of the paper. This can be due to several reasons:

  • A reviewer in a journal I submitted to suggested a better title;
  • I found out a different paper with a similar title and decided to change my own paper’s title to prevent confusion;
  • I submitted to a double-blind venue and wanted to reduce the chances that the reviewers find my working paper.

My concern is that this title-change might confuse search engines such as Google Scholar. Nowadays, automatic citation counts are counted towards promotion so this consideration should be taken into account.

My question is: how can I change the title of a paper, in a way that will not harm its automatic citation counts?

In my department, I have been assigned to find geographical variation and self-citation in the citing articles of some research papers. On Google Scholar, manually it is very difficult to check citations for every research paper. For example, one of the research article has 650 citations, it would be a laborious task to check every citing article for geographical variation and self-citations.

Is there any tool which classifies citing articles based on their geographical variation and self-citations?

I just found a [citation] result on google scholar listing a paper I wrote for a seminar as an undergrad. The result isn’t a link, it just lists the title, author and year. This can’t have been cited anywhere because I only turned it in for a grade and my professor didn’t do anything with it afterwards.

Did scholar pull the data out of my email and count email discussions as “citations?” I might have mentioned the paper by email to two people besides the professor.

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Last year Economics of Governance (Springer) published an article that I co-authored titled “Political determinants of fiscal transparency: a panel data empirical investigation”.
Google Scholar appears to find the article only if I search for the complete title or search for political determinants of fiscal transparency. If I enter any other combination of words of the title or the keywords in the search query the article disappears from the results.
Even more strangely, Google Scholar does not find the article when I look for political determinants fiscal transparency. How is it possible that the word of makes such a difference for Google Scholar?

Thank you!

P.S. I wrote to the journal and they replied that this is how it is supposed to work, but this answer is not really convincing.

I hear in a lecture that Google Scholar is better than other databases such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus when it comes to cross-disciplinary analysis of citations. It was argued that Google Scholar has a better coverage of all disciplines (e.g., social sciences) while the classic databases favor science & engineering journals.

However, I tried to find a solid reference justifying this claim, but was unable to find.

  1. I understand that Google Scholar indexes more web-based resources, but is there evidence that this favors less-indexed disciplines or simply Google Scholar indexes more resources for all disciplines (with the same ratio).
  2. If this point is correct, could you please a reference (book or published article) providing an in-depth analysis.

Before applying to the Phd program in Business in China, I searched Chinese Professor’s profile through university webpage, Google Scholar and Researchgate. The purpose of searching was to find a potential supervisor in the field of my interest. And I found in the university webpage that the profiles of some professors are incomplete. By searching Chinese professor’s name on Researchgate or Google Scholar, I found no result. However, a few professors have their very updated profiles. Is the English webpage of the university not update? or Google does not show update information. Please feel free to edit the question.