I recently published a paper in a journal which does not offer a notification system to send email alerts when a paper is cited. The journal is a well known and has a high-impact factor in my field. Are there free services which can automatically send me an email alert when my paper is cited in another publication?
How do I get notified when a particular paper is cited?
Search for the title of your paper, e.g., "Anti de Sitter space and holography"; click on the "Cited by" link at the bottom of the search result; and then click on the envelope icon in the left sidebar of the search results page.
An even more effective way can be to set up a google scholar citation profile and select "Follow new citations" from the appropriate checkbox in the "Follow"/"Following" menu of your own profile.
The top answer mentions setting up a "google scholar citation profile" to get notified automatically when any of your articles are cited. Those instructions may be out of date, so here's how to do it as of June 2018:
- Go to your own google scholar profile (you probably have to set one up first)
- Click the blue "Follow" button
- Select one or more of the three checkboxes: "New articles in my profile", "New citations to my articles", "Recommended articles".
If you like, you can also subscribe to these categories for other researchers' pages (probably "new articles" is the most useful in that case).
All of these email notifications can be listed and managed, along with your keyword alerts, in your Scholar Alerts page, which can be found at https://scholar.google.com/scholar_alerts?view_op=list_alerts&hl=en.
Another option would be ResearchGate . It a bit like facebook for academia (e.g., you can additionally follow people and get alerts when they publish new research). It's free, so you can give it a try.