In Google Scholar, my papers are listed as the publications of another person (with a similar name like me). I suppose that Google Scholar's algorithms automatically (mis)attributed my papers to them.

I myself have not set up a GS profile, but I feel uncomfortable about my papers being listed at another person's profile.

Do you have any recommendations regarding what steps I can take to undo this misattribution?

I have already tried the following, to no avail:

  • Contact Google Scholar about it (three times over a period of at least one and a half years), but I received no reaction.
  • Contact the library of the university at which that other person seems affiliated (as an undergraduate student) based on their e-mail domain; the library staff contacted that person twice, but likewise have not received any response by that person.
  • Try to contact that person directly, but I cannot find their contact data. (Their university library is not allowed to give me that person's contact data.)
  • Welcome to Web Applications. 1. Start by reading the Google Scholar FAQ -> scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/about.html 2. Create a Google Scholar profile.
    – Rubén
    Jan 10, 2021 at 16:16
  • Thank you, @Rubén. I seem unable to find the relevant FAQs. Anyway, your second suggestion of setting up one's own GS profile helped; I could attribute my own publications to my proper profile once I established it. Do you want to write it down as a proper response so that I can 'accept' it? (- - However, I would have liked to be able to de-list my publications from the 'wrong' profile without me needing to register my own profile. But this seems not possible?)
    – anpami
    Feb 22, 2021 at 8:53


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