Preparing article meta data for Google Scholar

From: “Scholar Support”
Subject: Meta data help

Thanks for your email regarding Google Scholar. In order to improve coverage and citation accuracy for your content in Google Scholar, we recommend that you provide us with article-level metadata for your publication(s). The easiest way to do so is by embedding “metatags” of your bibliographic information within your website’s HTML pages. Once the tags are in place, our crawlers can re-crawl this data and add it to the Scholar index.

We recommend embedding the following tags* within your articles’ abstract pages:

<meta name="citation_journal_title" content="Journal Name">
<meta name="citation_authors" content="Last Name1, First Name1; Last Name2, First Name2">
<meta name="citation_title" content="Article Title">
<meta name="citation_date" content="01/01/2007">
<meta name="citation_volume" content="10">
<meta name="citation_issue" content="1">
<meta name="citation_firstpage" content="1">
<meta name="citation_lastpage" content="15">
<meta name="citation_doi" content="10.1074/jbc.M309524200">
<meta name="citation_pdf_url" content="">
<meta name="citation_abstract_html_url" content="">
<meta name="citation_fulltext_html_url" content="">  
<meta name="dc.Contributor" content="Last Name1, First Name1">
<meta name="dc.Contributor" content="Last Name2, First Name2">
<meta name="dc.Title" content="Article Title">
<meta name="dc.Date" content="11/24/2009">
<meta name="citation_publisher" content="Publisher Name">
<meta name="robots" content="noarchive">

*If your articles are hosted behind a pay-wall, add <meta name=”robots” content=”noarchive”> to the list above so that we will not cache them, and please also make sure that our crawlers have full access to your full text by authenticating IP ranges to, both inclusive; note that the actual range size is 4096 IPs.

Once you have included the tags within your website, please send us your website location (URL) and where you’ve placed your metatags (abstract page or otherwise), and we’ll re-crawl your content.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, or further details on discussing your subscription content, please reply and let me know.

The Google Scholar Team

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