Citations are a established measure of research impact, however, analysis offered by different tools will have varying results.
When reviewing citation counts consider:
On the Document details page for an article in Scopus, select View all metrics.
Scopus Metrics included on this page are:
o A Field-Weighted Citation Impact of 1.00 indicates that the publications have been cited at world average for similar publications.
o A Field-Weighted Citation Impact of greater than 1.00 indicates that the publications have been cited more than would be expected based on the world average for similar publications, for example a score of 1.44 means that the outputs have been cited 44% more times than expected.
o A Field-Weighted Citation Impact of less than 1.00 indicates that the publications have been cited less that would be expected based on the world average for similar publications, for example a score of 0.85 means 15% less cited than world average.
o Field-Weighted Citation Impact metrics are useful to benchmark regardless of differences in size, disciplinary profile, age and publication type composition.
Note that metrics displaying the Snowball icon are compiled according to Snowball Metrics, an initiative of research-intensive universities around the globe to ensure that metrics have robust methodologies and are not tied to any particular provider of data.
PlumX Metrics included on this page are:
Web of Science
A Cited Reference search will display the number of articles within Web of Science which have cited a particular article, even if the article itself it not indexed in Web of Science.
To carry out a Cited Reference search:
select Cited Reference Search from the drop-down menu above the search box
enter the details of the article you wish to find citations for and click Search
the article details will be listed, including a 'Citing Articles' column
click View Record to access the article record in Web of Science
Google Scholar @ MQ allows you to set up a profile which contains your publications and citations counts.
To create your profile:
Go to Google Scholar @ MQ and click the "My Citations" link at the top of the page
Log in with an existing Google account, or create a new one
Complete the form with your details, and click the "Next step" button
Review the list of publications, and use the "Add" button to add them to your profile. When you've added them all, click the "Next step" button
Choose how you would like to deal with changes to publication and citation data, and click the "Go to my profile" button to view your profile
If there are articles you've written which don't appear in your list of publications on your profile, you can add them manually by selecting "Add" from the "Actions" drop-down menu
To make your profile public, click on either the "Make my profile public" link in the yellow box at the top of the page, or the "edit" link next to "My profile is private"