Individual Metrics: PubMed

PubMed indexes articles about the medical field and life sciences. The citation count represents the number of articles from within the PubMed Central collection of full text journals that cite your article. It does not include citations from any other sources.

To find citations:

  1. Go to and search for the article you are looking for.
  2. Click on the title in the results list to see the full record.
  3. Look at the right hand column and scroll down until you see Cited by # PubMed Central Articles. If this section does not show up, your article has not been cited in PubMed Central.
  4. Alternately, search for the name of the researcher you are interested in (last name, first initial, second initial if known. Example: smith ba), check the results carefully to make sure all of the records are authored by the correct researcher, and then click on each article title to view the citations.

Further Reading

This tool can be used to get citation counts using a PubMed ID. It was developed by Harvard University’s Clinical and Translational Science Center: