Bibliometrics

Citation counts

You can find citation counts for individual journal articles using the three multidisciplinary databases: Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar.

Using Web of Science:

  1. Open Web of Science (link to: https://login.ezproxy.brunel.ac.uk/login?url=http://webofknowledge.com/?product=WOS)
  2. Search for the article by title or DOI 
  3. See the citation count towards the bottom of the entry

Using Scopus

  1. Open Scopus
  2. Search for the article by title or DOI 
  3. See the citation count to the far right of the entry

Using Google Scholar:

  1. Open Google Scholar
  2. Search for the article using by title or DOI
  3. See the citation count beneath the entry. If the citation count is missing, it means there are no citations.

These three databases don’t always give the same citation count for a given article, because they cover different data. Usually but not always Google Scholar will give the highest number. If you are comparing citation counts for different articles, you should use the same database.


Page last updated: Monday 12 June 2017