Gets profile information for a scholar

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Description

Gets profile information for a researcher from Google Scholar. Each scholar profile page gives the researcher's name, affiliation, their homepage (if specified), and a summary of their key citation and impact metrics. The scholar ID can be found by searching Google Scholar at http://scholar.google.com.

Usage

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Arguments

id

a character string specifying the Google Scholar ID. If multiple ids are specified, only the first value is used and a warning is generated. See the example below for how to profile multiple scholars.

Value

a list containing the scholar's name, affiliation, citations, impact metrics, fields of study, and homepage

Examples

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{
   ## Gets profiles of some famous physicists
   ids <- c("xJaxiEEAAAAJ", "qj74uXkAAAAJ")
   profiles <- lapply(ids, get_profile)
}