A Google Scholar profile is a very simple way of collating your publications (and citations to them) so that others can find your work and often find an accessible copy that they can read. Once you have set up the profile, you can choose automatic updates so you don't need to spend a lot of time updating your publications list. If you create a Google Scholar profile, your profile will come high up the page rankings if people are searching for your work. - from https://libguides.reading.ac.uk/boost/google-scholar-profile.
JCKL does not have subscriptions to SCOPUS or Clarivate. Google Scholar offers a simple solution to create a web presence to make your work more widely known to the academic community. It calculates your H-index and your I10-index as well as gathering information to allow calculations for other indicies. Coupled with ORCID you have the ability to make your scholarly work more accessible to the scholarly world.
|Who should use it?||Anyone who wants to be more visible in Google Scholar.||Anyone who wants to build a profile within prestigious journals and disambiguate themselves from other people.|
|Where does it work?||Discoverable within Google Scholar only||Discoverable within many publisher platforms.|
|Who maintains it?||Non-profit ORCID and ISRI organizations|
|How difficult is it?||Simple||Clunky UI but fairly simple|