I have two papers published at the same IEEE conference (at the same year).

Since they have been indexed in GS, they are being merged every few days. That is, I manually need to “unmerge” them, just for GS to automatically merge them again a few days later.

I’m not sure why this happens. They have completely different names. Perhaps the reason is that IEEE has page numbers of 1-9 for all papers that year (i.e., they didn’t actually allocate page numbers but just had 1-9 for all).

How can I make GS stop merging these papers?

I have moved to another University and created a new google scholar account here. However, my old account at the former university still shows up and I get “you have a duplicate account” message.

Here’s the rub: I am no longer at my old university so I CAN’T LOGIN to that old account in order to delete it. Google takes me to an authentication page for the old university for me to login.

So, I’m wondering how to delete that phantom account?

Thanks! -Karl

After a revision that included a change in the title, I recently got my last paper accepted. The policy of the editor about arXiv is that self-archiving is allowed at any time for preprints, but only after 1 year embargo for postprint.

Because I would like to make my paper more accessibile, I’m keen on archiving the preprint right now, and wait till next year to upload the final (but of course still unedited) postprint.

My question is: which title should I put in the metadata during the arXiv submission? Is that OK to use the final title even though the preprint title is different? And if I use the old title for 1 year until I’am allowed to upload the postprint, will google scholar eventually understand that? Will preprint, postprint and journal paper appear as different versions of the same thing (including the citation list)?

The title pretty much says it all – what’s the typical delay with which Google Scholar indexes newly published articles? (Note I’m not talking about citations, but about the article showing up at all.)

Edit: the article in question went for over six months after being published (in a well-regarded Springer journal with its own Wikipedia page) without appearing on Google Scholar, until it received a citation, at which point it was added to Google Scholar almost immediately. One more motivation to write papers that get cited. 🙂

Google Scholar allows any user to show her/his co-authors in the personal profile page.

However, it is not clear how a researcher should “manage” such co-authors.
What should I do when, for instance, I have too many co-authors?
Should I only display co-authors that are working (or have worked) often and strictly with me?
Or should I display as many co-authors as possible, e.g. for SEO reasons? Or, perhaps, should I select only the most cited co-authors that I have?

Which is the best way to manage such feature in Google Scholar? And, of course, why?

I would like to know whether you know of a way to get back the arrow to the right of the search box as a direct way of accessing the advanced search options. Something has changed – I cannot remember exactly when, but it must have been just a few months ago – and now, to access the advanced search option, I need to click the menu option in the top-left corner and then select (click) the “advanced search”.
This is two clicks instead of one and although it seems trivial it is a pain in the neck when you use it a lot.
Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help,

Simone