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DLIELC Library

Writing for Publication

Create Your Profile

  • Go to 
  • Click My Profile at the top of the page, on the left side, to create your profile
  • From this screen you can
    • Set up your initial profile
    • Edit your profile information, including where you work, name, photo, and research interests
    • Manage your publications

Edit Your Profile 

  • Starting from Google Scholar, you can access and edit your profile by clicking My Profile in the top left corner of the screen. You can also find your profile using the menu icon (the 3 lines in the top left corner).
  • Click the pencil icon next to your photo to enter edit mode.
  • Add a photo by clicking on the placeholder profile picture and then uploading a photo from your computer.
  • Fill out your organization affiliation and add your DLIELC email address (this will verify your scholar profile).
  • Check the box to Make my Profile Public to allow others to find you and your publications.


(Note: an excellent example of a Google Scholar profile is Dr. David J. McComas)

Managing your publications

Add a Publication

Click the + button below your photo to add articles to your profile. You can locate articles three different ways to add to your profile: 

  •  Add Article Groups - This option shows you groups of articles that may all be yours... or not. This method doesn't always work well but it does let you add multiple articles to your profile at once.
  • Add Articles - Select individual articles to add to your profile (try changing the search to an article's title if the suggestions don't have what you are looking for).
  • Add Article Manually - If your work has not been indexed by Google Scholar then you can add it yourself. You can add many different types of publications in this form. Unfortunately, the form currently does not let you add a link to an online copy.

Merge Duplicates

  • Use the checkboxes to select your duplicate publications, one set at a time.
  • The ADD button changes to a MERGE button on the toolbar. Click it.
  • Choose the record with the best information. Click MERGE.
  • Repeat as needed.

Delete Publications

  • Use the checkboxes to select the publication(s) you want to delete.
  • DELETE button will appear to the left of the MERGE button on the toolbar
  • As soon as you click DELETE the publication(s) are removed.
    • There is a one-time undo message after you delete publication(s).
    • Repeat as needed.

Exporting Data 

Google Scholar lets you download your publication data so you can easily import it into other programs. Please note that it only exports your publication information, not citation counts.

  1. Select the articles you want to export.
    • You can "Select All" by checking the box next to "Title" on the gray bar under your photo.
  2. Click Export and choose a file type.
    • BibTeX, EndNote, RefMan and CSV are the available file types.

Researcher Academy offers practical skills and professional development advice for

researchers at every level of their career.

Learn how to make your research stand out & garner those all-important citations.

 e-Learning Modules:

 Career Path Modules:

 Research Preparation - Includes 16 Modules             

  • Funding  
  • Research Data Management
  • Research Collaborations  
 Career Planning
  • Investigating Options
  • Changing career or Field of Study

 Writing for Research - Includes 22 Modules
  • Fundamentals of Manuscript Preparation              
  • Writing Skills
  • Technical Writing Skills
  • Book Writing 
 Job Search
  • Make the Most of Your PhD
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Write and Effective CV
  • Prepare for an Interview
 Publication Process - 20 Modules
  • Fundamentals of Publishing
  • Finding the Right Journal
  • Ethics
  • Open Science
  • Publishing in the Chemical Sciences
 Career Guidance
  • 5 Tips for Researchers
  • Conference Networking
  • Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
  • Work-Life Balance
  • How to Select a Supervisor
 Communicating Your Research - 11 Modules
  • Social Impact
  • Ensuring Visibility 
 Navigating Peer Review - 23 Modules   
  • Fundamentals of Peer Review
  • Becoming a Peer Reviewer
  • Going Through Peer Review
  • Daily stories for the science, 
  • technology and health communities -              
  • latest developments

ORCID  (Open Researcher and Contributer ID) is a free and open registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars. Register here for your ORCID identifier! Provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

Use your ORCID identifier on your Webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

Link to your other identifiers, such as Scopus Author ID, or ReseacherID or LinkedIn.

Note: Before ORCID was developed, some database providers developed approaches to author disambiguation. ResearcherID (developed by Thomas Reuters and used in Web of Science) and Scopus Author ID (developed by Elsevier and used in Scopus) are two examples of these efforts. 

Whereas ORCID is a platform-agnostic identifier, ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID are connected to proprietary, subscription-based systems.

Jane: Journal Author Name Estimator

If you have written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it, or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper, or are you an editor, or do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper... use Jane.

Enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in PubMed to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.

Publish or Perish

If you are working in an area that is not well covered by the Scopus or Clarivate blibliometric tools, you can use the free Publish or Perish software to analyze your citations using the data from your Google Scholar profile.