May 18, 2022

Google Scholar Citation Profiles Receive a Makeover

Today’s Google Scholar news (except for the annual release of GS metrics) is the first announcement of something new or updated from GS in nine months.

From the Google Scholar Blog:

We’re rolling out a complete visual refresh, along with several usability improvements.

Your publications are taking the center stage, while their aggregate citation metrics are moving to the sidebar. The “Follow” button is graduating to a more prominent spot, to make it easier for your fellow researchers to keep up with your latest articles. Working with a long list of publications is becoming more straightforward — you can load up to a thousand articles onto a page; and the “Merge”, “Delete”, and “Export” buttons always stay within easy reach on top of the screen.


We’ve also made it easier to print a nice, clean version of your profile. Your browser’s “print” button now removes the sidebar and the controls, and prints just the list of articles with a brief summary header. Pro tip: to print more than twenty articles, click “Show more” at the bottom of the profile.

See Also: Working Paper: “Google Scholar Metrics 2014: a Low Cost Bibliometric Tool” (June 27, 2014)

See Also: “Google Scholar as Replacement for Systematic Literature Searches: Good Relative Recall and Precision are Not Enough” (October 26, 2013)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.