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N. Sukumar's picture

I spotted this service on google.  It is easy to use, fast,  and is very accurate (though not perfect) in retrieving one's articles. It has some nice features; I particularly like the one that allows articles to be saved in BibTeX, which is attractive for those who use LaTeX.


Dibakar Datta's picture

 Thank You Prof. Sukumar for informing us.

Dibakar Datta
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PhD Candidate ; Major : Solid Mechanics
Shenoy Research Group
Brown University
Providence 02912 , USA

Thanks prof. for sharing this information. It is more convenient.


Zhigang Suo's picture

Dear Suku:  Thank you for pointing out this useful service.  I have added a new field in iMechanica.  Now every iMechanica user can add his or her own Google Scholar Page to iMechanica.  Here is the instruction:

  • Sign in to your iMechanica account
  • Click my account
  • Click Edit 
  • Paste the URL of your Google Scholar Page

All iMechanicians:

...And, while doing so, realize---or at least try to keep in mind---that:

(i) the Google Scholar won't necessarily allow an author-search to be successfully conducted for every author of every article it has decided to index or even to convert into a publicly available (and often poorly and incompletely rendered) HTML version

(ii) such a policy/mechanism/implementation at the Google Scholar apparently is unlike that at the Scientific Commons; e.g. try this page at Google Scholar [^] or even this one [^], together with this page [^] and this other link, now at the Scientific Commons [^]

(iii) yet, on the other hand, the Scientific Commons has indexed a lot of low-quality papers, too! (examples of which can be made available on request)

(iv) and, on the third (or is it the fourth) hand, neither the Scientific Commons, nor the Google Scholar, nor the currently-Prof. Subra Suresh-directed NSF etc. funding agencies of the USA government (or other governments), would ever distinguish between articles whose research and/or publication was made possible via State funding (i.e. via money coercively collected from the taxpayer of the respective countries) vs. certain of those articles whose researches were funded purely privately and which were published under the context of advancement of science with furtherance of interactions with fellow scientists as an important but secondary goal and which after many bitter experiences still have been allowed to remain publicly available to the S&T and research community in general, now merely as a matter of charity (*).

The stated---and the obviously implied---goals of professional/peer/fellow organizations such as iMechanica stand only to be furthered with such a realization, in my honest opinion.

Best to all,


(*)PS: Yes, including to those Russian/other comrades-trained-comrades-trained commrades now blogging at
iMechanica, advertising post-doc positions under their own supervision, and then not bothering to
exercise basic courtesey to inform the otherwise very highly accomplished/suitable candidates of the fact of their
applications being (arbitrarily?) decided to be rejected---even the applicants coming from their own countries of origins so long as such applicants were Objectivists/Capitalists. This PS added because: truth matters---and, at least with the explicit mention of Prof. Subra Suresh in the main text, such a statement of truth cannot possibly hurt---at least not to the people other than me/I (please correct my poor English). ... And, yes, I stop only because one has to stop somewhere. That's all. Not because the relevant truth with all its important facets has been stated explicitly.


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I tried out the service the day it was announced.  It's reasonably detailed and even lists citations of articles that have not been published in dead tree form.

The usefulness of the service stems not from the h-index or i-index (whatever that might mean), but from the fact that one can find out which poeple are interested in your area of work and possibly contact them if needed.

-- Biswajit

Great service. So we do not need ISI any more?

Do any of these services exclude citations that are (co-) authored by the author him/her self? The number of self-cited papers can be dramatically high - a single new paper may have 5+ citations to old papers by the same author and may distort the indices.

 Any info would be appreciated.


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