Individual Metrics: Citation Counts

A simple count of the number of times a researcher’s publications have been cited can demonstrate productivity and impact.

  • Citation counts are not an absolute – how many are discovered will depend on the search parameters and databases consulted
  • Results also depend on the particular database subscription. Databases frequently cover different time periods even when they index the same journal which can affect citation counts

Information about how to generate citation counts is included for the following platforms:

  • EBSCOHost databases
  • Google Scholar
  • PubMed
  • Web of Science (WoS)