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E-Reference: Citation Tracking

What is Citation Tracking?

Citation tracking looks at the number of times that a particular work, author or journal have been cited in the bibliographies of other works. This gives an indication of how they have been received by the academic community.


The branch of library science concerned with the application of mathematical and statistical analysis to bibliography; the statistical analysis of books, articles, or other publications. (Oxford English Dictionary Online).


Dr. J. E. Hirsch created the h-index and explained it in the paper "An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output" in 2005.

If your h-index score is 24, that means you have at least 24 papers/articles that have been cited by at least 24 other papers/article.

Currently, Web of Science and Scopus offer the author's H-in Author Details.

Several websites provide easy-to-use interfaces for computing an h -ndex, using a Google Scholar query.See scHolar index and Harzing's publish and perish.


Country Research Ranking

Cited Reference Search

Search for citations of a particular publication in published works:

Author Citation Reports

Article and Book Citation Reports

Journal Impact Factor

More Sources for Finding Cited Authors

AUB Faculty Latest Publications

RSS Feed from Scopus

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Citations Alerts

Try to set citation alerts in the databases in your field of research.

Affiliation Citation Reports

Find citation reports based on authors affiliations with universities and other academic institutions.

Subject Citation Reports

Country Citation Reports