If you perform a search in Web of Science there is an option to create a "citation report"; click to create a citation report

This provides charts of citations each year, and the number of papers published each year; enter image description here Is there any way I can get the numbers used to draw the "Published Items in Each Year" graph?

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I don't think this is possible in WoS without pulling each paper's citation data and assembling it manually, and I don't think you want to do that!

It is possible to do this with Scopus, however:

  • select all search results
  • "view cited by"
  • filter by year

Note, however, that citation numbers in Web of Science and Scopus are not directly comparable, as Scopus indexes many more items. So if you were to use this, you'd want to make sure all your data came from the same source.

  • After poking WoS for some time I'm inclined to agree with you on it not being possible.
    – Jekowl
    Jan 9, 2016 at 12:56
  • Followed your advice, Scopus will give lots more numeric data. Thanks
    – Jekowl
    Jan 9, 2016 at 15:57

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