scholar knows to search for your specific journal website).
Google Scholar makes it possible for anyone to freely search for and find relevant scholarly content on the web from anywhere in the world.
Google Scholar includes content across academic disciplines, from all countries, and in all languages.
Comparing the sizes of 12 academic search engines and bibliographic databases,” has found that Google Scholar is the world’s largest academic search engine, containing over 380 million records.
In this blog post, we overview how Google Scholar works, the benefits of Google Scholar indexing, and what you need to know to have your journal articles added to Google Scholar. Since you’re reading this blog post, you likely know about Google Scholar as an academic search tool.
But you may not be entirely sure of how Google Scholar processes content or how it compares to Google’s general search engine.
As noted, Google Scholar doesn’t just index all of the content it can access on the web.
Rather, it seeks to index content from what it deems to be “trusted” publication websites.
Despite the seemingly magical ability of Google to answer any search query with endless results, it’s important for publishers to know that the search engine can only index content its crawlers are able to find (more on crawlers below! Google Scholar also has specific inclusion criteria.
If you want all of your journal articles to be added to Google Scholar, you must take steps to ensure that they can be found by the search engine and that Google Scholar recognizes your journal website as a legitimate source.