Who is reading your journal article?
You can use citation counts to see how many times a specific article has been cited by others. Not all databases track citations and it may be that in your specific subject area, your favourite database does not have this feature.
Cited Reference Searching enables you to find new, unknown references based on an older known reference. Cited Reference Searching can be used to:
Use the Cited Reference Search in Web of Science to track an individual article in this way.
New tools are being developed all the time which track individual impact on the internet. As with any such tool, they only give a partial picture and should be used with caution.
Altmetrics tracks what people are saying about papers online and is increasing being embedded into journal websites. Find out more about Altmetrics by clicking on the Altmetrics tab above
Choose Cited Reference Search from the drop down list next to Basic Search
Enter minimal details (e.g. Author and year, for example Clegg, W and 2004)
Click on View Record to see list of Citing articles for each paper
Choose Author search
Enter author details and include affiliation if known
Click on Details for Citation information
Cited by gives a list of papers
Citation tracker gives a citation analysis by year and h index
Choose Advanced Search Options
Enter details of specific article
You can include affiliation (eg Newcastle) in the top boxes, author, limit by year, limit by subject area
Click on Cited by in results list to see citing articles
Citation mapping tools demonstrate links between references. For example, they may highlight collaborating authors or identify countries in which an article is heavily cited.
The map below is taken from Web of Knowledge and uses colour to bring together citations to one article from different countries.