How to start your Mendeley profile?

In my post yesterday I summed an update on my Mendeley account. It has been valued as one of strong scientific community. And here’s how to start one.

  1. First sign up then complete your profile.
  2. If you already have a google scholar (GS) account then you’re half way there. Just go to your GS account, check little box beside “Title”. Click icon “three lines”, then choose menu “Export”, then choose “Bibtex”.

GS will store all your papers in “*.bib” that you can import later from Mendeley Desktop using “File > Import” menu. Then sync your local library with your cloud library.

Done. Easy isn’t it. Good luck.

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My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (