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Measuring Impact

Determining a Citation's Impact

Cited Reference Search


‚ÄčTo determine how many times an author has been cited in other published works, try either:

The following PDF guides include step-by-step instructions for cited reference searches in the following databases:

What is Cited Reference Searching?

Cited reference searching is the process of seeking instances in which an article, book, journal, or particular author is cited in another work. Gathering a citation's impact can help the researcher:

  • determine the impact of an article, book, journal, or author in the research of a given field of study
  • identify suitable journals in which to publish
  • monitor latest research in a particular field
  • identify potential research partners.

example graph of an author's citations per year