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How can I find out how often my publications have been cited?

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Is there a special database somewhere where you can see how often other scholars have cited you or your publications in their scholarly works?

My professor is always saying, "No one has cited me on this..."

Is that just his general assessment or does he know this from a verified source?

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One of the official databases is Web of Science. It only includes citations of the published (not preprint) paper.

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In mathematics there is the extremely reliable database MathSciNet. The drawbacks are that it's not freely available and it takes some years for papers and citations to appear there correctly. However, it really is accurate (they have staff to handle difficult cases with similar author names, authors changing names and stuff).


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How can I find out how often my publications have been cited?

up vote 14 down vote

Is there a special database somewhere where you can see how often other scholars have cited you or your publications in their scholarly works?

My professor is always saying, "No one has cited me on this..."

Is that just his general assessment or does he know this from a verified source?


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One of the official databases is Web of Science. It only includes citations of the published (not preprint) paper.

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Please define "official"... I'm curious. - kebs Apr 4 at 13:57

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