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Research Impact and Author Profiles

Article citation count

The following resources provide information about citation counts:

  • Google Scholar
  • Scopus
  • Web of Science 

Article usage/views/downloads

Article usage/views metrics are sometimes available from:

Article Metrics Module in Scopus

If you have access to Scopus, on the Scopus document details (article) page, a sidebar highlights the minimal number of meaningful metrics a researcher needs to evaluate both citation impact and levels of community engagement. The module displays the following (available for each article):

  • Citation count and percentile benchmark
  • Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI)
  • Mendeley readership count and benchmark
  • Count of 1 type of scholarly commentary (e.g., blog posts, Wikipedia)
  • Count and benchmark of 1 type of social activity (e.g., Twitter, Facebook)
  • Total count of additional metrics and link to see breakdown by source

For more information visit Scopus Article Metrics

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