Citation analysis is a way of measuring the relative importance or impact of an author, an article or a publication by counting the number of times that author, article, or publication has been cited by other works. It could look like any of the following:
Most databases have begun to include some form of citation measurements. Web of Science, SCOPUS (the library doesn't have a subscription), PubMed, arXiv, and Google Scholar were among the first to do so.
For information on how often a journal has been cited, visit the Journal Citations Report database.
Most of our databases allow researchers to see how many times an article has been cited by others.
If you click "Cited by 8" you will get taken to a list of the articles that cited this one.
Some of the databases also allow researchers to see how many times references within the bibliography have in turn been cited.
For example, using the same article as above - let's look at the references
If you click on PsycINFO - you can see the citation information for that referenced article. As seen below, that article has been cited 94 times!
Ebsco - PlumXmetrics are used
Elsevier / Science Direct - "Citing Articles" on the right side
JAMA - Citations & Altmetrics are found above the article title.
MAG (Mark Allen Online) - has a Metrics wheel to the right side
OVID - on the search results page, click "Find Citing Articles"
ProQuest - "Cited by" on the right side
PsychNET - "Cited By" at the Article Level
Sage - Click on "Article Metrics" on the left side