This is a small script that looks for unread Google Scholar Alerts emails in your Gmail account and saves each paper in a Google Spreadsheet as:
Title/ Authors - Journal/ Google Scholar link/
GoogleScholar Alert Date/ number of Alerts that contained the paper
notice: an older version had a search query column now substituted with the email time-stamp.
How to run it:
- Open a new Google Sheet
- Go to Tools > Script Editor
- Copy paste the .gs file
- Change the SEARCH_QUERY variable so that it can detect your unread Google Scholar Alerts (the script will automatically mark them as read after saving them)
- Run the save_email function
The possibilities are endless
I personally have an extra column with a Data Validation drop down menu so i can mark the papers as i go through them. One can write a script that sends emails with the list of papers marked in a specific way, or the script can run automatically every monday, or the day after your journal club to get new ideas!