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Citation tracking in Web of Science: Citations per article

This guide will give you a short introduction to Web of Science and show you some ways to view and track your personal publications.

How many times has my article been cited?

Web of Science is a subscription database provided by Princeton University Libraries.  To connect to Web of Science from PPPL and Princeton campus click  here

To find a specific article, select Title from the drop down menu of the first search field.  Enter the article title, then go to the next field and enter the author.  Author names should be entered last name first, comma, then up to three initials.  Web of Science only uses initials for first and middle names.

As an example, let's look at an article from the founder of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Lyman Spitzer.  Notice use of the asterix * for truncation.  This will search for every author with the last name Spitzer and the first initial L.


Since we entered the exact article title and author, our search returns one result.  The article title is a link to the Article Record. The Times Cited number is a link to all 1,234  articles that have cited this article.