Some of my published articles have been cited by an article published in March 2017. But surprisingly citation to my articles is are not being shown in Google Scholar. What could be the reason? Where should I place my query for citation update?

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    Have they been cited by a journal indexed by google scholar? Jun 19, 2017 at 13:11
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    Was the article really published in March, or was it just a preprint? Note that some journals also have a "online first" publication, before publishing the journal in print a few months later.
    – Dirk
    Jun 19, 2017 at 13:55
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    @AnderBiguri is implicitly hinting that Google Scholar will not find the citation if it isn't an indexed source. I'll add: indexing takes time.
    – user2768
    Jun 19, 2017 at 14:44
  • The journals are SCI indexed and the article is fully published in March 2017.
    – IgotiT
    Jun 19, 2017 at 16:31
  • The actual question here is why would you bother about this citation at all, and not why it did not appear in automatically generated database.
    – Artem
    Jun 22, 2017 at 1:26

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In addition to "indexing takes time (if it is done)" and taking into account that your journals in view are SCI indexed, consider Clarivate Analytics' / Thomson Reuters' Web of Science as a subscription based alternative bibliographic database. It has historical roots to the SCI (source).

Perhaps field dependent, but from own recent experience in chemistry, between appearance on the publisher's site (Wiley) of an about 1 year-old journal and Web of Science the gap was just about half a year. To accelerate visibility of your work during this period, you may import publications as yours via the doi in the ORCID database, and simply link to the your personalized profile page there.

It is equally possible that your publication's abstract appeared on other sites than the one of the publisher's and consequently was cited. Scopus (more oriented towards engineering than sciences, backed by Elsevier) is a potential source. ResearchGate and the listings of Mendeley' catalogue add to it, too.

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