Where to check citations?

Selected indicators for research output evaluation:

  • number of publications
  • number of citations

        - total number of citations
        - average number of citations per one publication

  • Hirsch index. The index h is defined as the number of papers with citation number higher or equal to h. It is a useful index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output.  The h-index was developed by J.E. Hirsch and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102 (46): 16569-16572 November 15 2005.

Basic services providing information about citation count of the articles published in scientific journals:

WoS (Web of Science)

Web of Science Core Collection provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings.
It includes:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded / since 1945
  • Social Sciences Citation Index / since 1956
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index / since 1975
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index / since 1990
  • Book Citation Index– Science / since 2005
  • Book Citation Index– Social Sciences & Humanities / since 2005


Scopus is a bibliographic database that includes citation count and h-index  for articles published after 1996.

Google Scholar Citations

Google Scholar Citations provides a simple way for authors to keep track of citations of  their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name. 

Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents some statistics.