HeinOnline provides computer-generated citation counts for legal scholars, and incorporates that information into its ScholarCheck rankings system. ScholarCheck seeks to be the gold standard for counting citations in legal scholarship.
Searching for your name as author or for an article title provides quick access to citation data:
On this profile page, you will see impact factor analytics as well as a list of your published articles that are available on HeinOnline.
All Law School faculty should already have a HeinOnline author profile set up for them. You can edit your own Profile or allow the Law Library to edit it on your behalf. If you'd like the Law Library to make the edits, please send the updates needed to Scott Uhl (email@example.com).
If you want to edit your own Author Profile you first need a MyHein account that uses the email address found in your Author Profile. If you don't already have a MyHein account, here's how to create one:
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for your scholarship's impact across multiple platforms, and reducing the risk of citation errors that could lead to undercounting. Using ORCID also allows you to include scholarship that is not on the HeinOnline platform.
To get started, register for an ORCID iD. (This support page gives more information about each field in the registration form).
* If you intend to connect your HeinOnline Author Profile to ORCiD (recommended), Visibility must be set to either Trusted Parties or Everyone.*
Once registered, add your basic professional information and other identifiers.
Once you have set up a HeinOnline Author Profile and finished adding works, you can send those works to ORCID.
If you wish, the Law Library can review your publications listing and add any that were not automatically input when you linked to HeinOnline or imported from Google Scholar (see below). If you would like assistance with this, contact Vicente Garces (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Google Scholar Citations is a free tool for tracking citations as well as for marketing the impact of your scholarly citations. Google is the most common method of discovering scholarship among both laypeople and academic users, and creating a profile with Google Scholar can make work easier to find, and allow readers to follow you to be alerted to new scholarship you publish. This is especially true for scholars whose work is interdisciplinary.
While researchers can always search for your name in Google Scholar, having a profile makes it much easier to see all of your work in a clean place (e.g.). To find a profile:
If you would like assistance from the Library in creating or managing your profile, contact Vicente Garces (email@example.com) for assistance.