How often was I cited?
The following sources (GOOGLE Scholar, Scopus, WoS) cover a wide range of academic publications in numerous disciplines. For each article - these sources display the number of times cited in other journals included in them. There might be an overlap between sources (journals included in each database), however each has a different policy regarding coverage and information sources included. For example Web of Science and Scopus mostly include peer-reviewed journals, but Google Scholar includes additional resources which are not necessarily academic resources (for example: research institutes' position papers, government and public reports, presentations and more).
The established bibliographic database, WoS, is considered the leading database (included journals that meet the criteria of high academic quality). The database includes clinical journals in the exact sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, which are indexed by approximately 230 subject categories. Publications can be searched by subject, author, journal, publication type, language, publication year, funding agency and more. The search results display the times cited for each publication. Clicking on this figure displays the full list of articles. The search results include a link to create a citation report. The report presents additional measures such as the average citations per publication, the number of citations excluding self-citation, the h-index, and a graphic display of citation by year and more.
Scopus is a multidisciplinary database which includes a wide range of peer reviewed resources including scientific journals, series, books, conferences and meetings in the exact sciences, humanities, and art. Publications can be searched by different features including author or academic affiliation (the database enables effective identification of author publications using Author Search which can verify author information on ORCID ). Scopus also includes tools for citation and journal analysis. The search results display the times cited for each publication (Cited by) and clicking on this figure displays the full list of articles. A number of publications can be selected to create a citation report (View citation overview) which displays additional measures such the number of citations excluding self-citation, the h-index, and a graphic display of citation by year. The publication information display shows the most recent citing publications and additional impact factors (a full list appears when clicking on View all metrics) including Field Weighted Citation Impact – a measure that examines the citation rate of a specific publication in relation to the average citations of other publication similar in type (article, review, letter) which were published in the same year (same age) and in the same field.
Google's familiar search engine enables publication search on Google Scholar. The information regarding citations is limited in comparison to the other databases discussed and includes the citations in Google Scholar only. If the publication appears on Web of Science, the number of citations there is displayed as well. Researchers who create a Google Scholar profile can display the number of citations of all their publications, h-index and more. Researchers who do not have a Google Scholar profile can download the Publish or Perish application and use it for their searches. This application is also used to display additional measures.