How do I know if my paper has been cited?

You can see the number of citations to a publication by searching for it in a citation database.

The number of citations will vary between databases since the coverage is different. Web of Science is the database mostly used and most important database for bibliometric analysis. You can also search for your publication in Scopus or Google Scholar. Normally you will get more citations in Google Scholar than in Scopus and Web of Science. This is because Google Scholar index a larger amount of material and does not have the same quality control of the indexed sources.

Go to Web of Science, Scopus or Google Scholar

Web of Science and Scopus are available for staff and students at KTH by subscription. Google Scholar is freely available.

Web of Science

Scopus

Google Scholar

Finding citations in Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar

Search for the publication in the database and you will find the number of citations in the result list. Click on the number of citations to get a list of the publications citing the paper.

Web of Science

Scopus

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