[Sigmetrics] Improvements in Google Scholar Citations: creating an institutional affiliation link feature

Emilio Delgado López-Cózar edelgado at ugr.es
Wed Sep 16 04:50:04 EDT 2015

Just a few weeks ago, in late August, Google introduced a new feature 
in Google Scholar Citations, a.k.a. Google Scholar Profiles. Now, just 
clicking on the name of the institution we can identify all scholars 
belonging to an organization as well as the global scientific interest 
and thematic focus of the corresponding institution. We definitely 
welcome this new initiative that represents an improvement in the 
product since it allows having a new and easy way to search information 
from scholars belonging to a specific institution. Previously, specific 
searches by the institution name or the email domain in the open box 
were required for this, a tedious and very unfriendly process.

Always vigilant to the changes Google introduces in its products, we 
have prepared a report where we explore the current implementation of 
this new feature, pointing out its merits as well as its flaws. You may 
access the report from


Emilio Delgado López-Cózar
EC3 Research Group: Evaluación de la Ciencia y de la Comunicación 
Facultad de Comunicación y Documentación
Universidad de Granada

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