Thanks to Google Scholar, you can follow citations of an article you are the author. Is there any way to that for an article you are not the author?

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Search for the paper on google scholar in the "Search" field.

In the search results, it will say "Cited by" below each hit, and if you click you can see the citations.

Moreover, once you see the list of citations, there is an option "Create alert" on the left which allows to create an alert alerting you when the paper is cited.


Whlie user151413's response is correct regarding Google Scholar, one could add some other possibilities (as your question seemed open-ended), such as the following:

Altmetric / Dimensions

Find the relevant Altmetric page of the publication and click on "Alert me about new mentions", which includes scholarly citations as tracked through Dimensions. See this screenshot:

Altmetrics page with Alert option

Semantic Scholar

Find the relevant publication and click on "Alert", as in this screnshot:

Semantic Scholar menu including an Alert option

Microsoft Academic

Go to the relevant publication and click on "Follow"; this is, as far as I know, not an e-mail alert, but it allows you to track the newest developments regarding that publication through your profile menu. The "Follow"-button looks like this:

Microsoft Academic menu with Follow-option

Web of Science

Open the details page about the given publication and click on "Create a citation alert" on the right-hand side:

Web of Science citation alert option

OpenCitations API

If you want an automated process via an API, use https://opencitations.net/index/api/v1/citations/{DOI} (here is an example).

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