In order to get the most of My Citations and My Library tools, you must have a Google account and a Google Scholar Profile. To create your profile, click on My Citations and follow the on-screen prompts.
Use Google Scholar to keep track of citations to your publications. Once you have created your profile, Google Scholar will try to find all of your publications and add them to My Citations.
By default, citations are ranked by citation count. It is possible to re-sort by publication year. My Citations displays the following information for all of your citations and for the last 5 years:
Remember that since Google counts citations from all types of resources, citation counts will be higher than those in other citation resources such as Web of Science or Scopus.
My Library is a useful tool for flagging articles of interest in Google Scholar.
Google Scholar tries to help you discover new articles that might be of interest. My Updates is a list of references that is automatically generated based on the information you include in My Citations. More extensive lists are available to users who have made their profiles public.
Set up Alerts If you would like to be notified when new articles on a particular topic. There are 2 ways to create Alerts.
Alerts can be directed to a non-gmail email address, but the recipient must first respond to a confirmation email from Google Scholar. An Alert can be canceled at any time. Alerts cannot be edited. If you want to make a change, you will have to cancel the original Alert and create a new one.
Google Scholar Metrics ranks journals based on their h5-index. A journal's h5-index is based on the citation count of articles published within the past 5 years. For example, if a journal's h5-index is 56, that means 56 articles published in that journal have at least 56 citations each.
Additional information on Google Scholar Metrics is available here.