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Find Article Metrics

What are Article Metrics?

  • Article metrics are based on the number of times an article is cited

What is the citation count?

  • The number of times an article has been cited

Where else can I find article citation counts?

  • Business Source Complete
  • IEEE Xplore
  • PsycINFO
  • Sociological Abstracts

What are the challenges of citation tracking?

  • Impact measures provided by citation tracking databases only include citations by articles indexed in that database, so they won’t be comprehensive
  • The number of citations may not be accurate, because of mistakes made by authors when citing.  Databases won’t catch those mistakes. 
  • Impact measures used by one database may not be available in other databases for comparison

How can I improve my citation tracking?

  • Use multiple databases for citation counts 
  • Set up a citation alert for your articles in Web of Science

What are Article-Level Metrics?

These metrics can be used to determine the true impact of an article, by its influence on the public as well as the scholarly community

Find resources for tracking down citations

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Resources to Help with Metrics

Link to guide: Research MetricsLink to guide: Measure Author MetricsLink to Guide: Find Alternative Metrics

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