In Firefox extension, select View > Sidebar > Scholarometer from the menu.
In Chrome extension, click on the Scholarometer icon on the right side of the address bar.
With the simple interface, just enter a scholar name and one or more disciplines. First and middle initials with lastname works the best. Mouse over any interface component below for more help.
Using the Scholarometer Advanced Search
Using the advanced search interface, when you have multiple names in a field, quote them and separate them by a single whitespace. For example, suppose you want articles by Jane Smith or JM Smith-White bt Cornell or Stanford but not JF Smith. You would fill the form in the advanced interface as shown below.
After submitting the query, if there are authors with similar names in the system, a dialog box will be opened. A list of similar authors with some information is displayed in this box. Clicking the "Show Query" link for each author will show the keywords used in the query. If the queried author is present in the list, click "Select" to view the result page for that author. Otherwise, cancel the dialog box and modify your query. If none of the authors match your query and the "None of the Above" button is present, you can click it to view the results for your query.
Using the Scholarometer Group Search
The group search interface fetches publication regords for a group of authors, therefore it requires an input format to specify query details (name, additional keywords to include or exclude, and discipline tags) for each author. The format is CSV, which means simple text representing a table with one row per line and comma-separated values. This text is entered in the text area. The CSV format is:
- one row for each author
- each row has three comma-separated columns:
- name (required)
- extra keywords (can be left empty; add quotes around a key phrase with more than one term; add a minus sign in front of a keyword or phrase to be excluded; add a plus sign in front of a keyword or phrase to be included)
- semi-colon separated discipline tags (required; add quotes around the entire column if any discipline includes a comma; it is not required that any of the discipline tags are predefined)
For example, suppose you want the articles written by:
- Alessandro Vespignani tagged with "complex networks"
- Filippo Menczer tagged with "computer science, information systems" and "web science"
- Alessandro Flammini (limited to articles excluding "biology") tagged with "physics, multidisciplinary"
- Sun Kim (limited to articles with "indiana" or "iowa") tagged with "bioinformatics" and "machine learning"
- Daniel P. Friedman (limited to articles including "indiana university" but excluding "economic") tagged with "programming languages"
The group query for this example is shown in the screenshot, and you can
download the CSV file here. Note that when a key phrase is quoted, as in the last author above, the CSV format requires the use of two sets of double quotes, and then the entire column must be double-quoted.