Article metrics

Article metrics purport to measure the impact of an article by tracking the number of times an article has been cited. This works well in some subjects, but remember the Limitations of bibliometrics.

Common tools

The following tools provide times-cited counts for articles indexed. This list is not comprehensive.

It is important to remember that times-cited counts only reflect cites from other articles known to that particular tool: ProQuest can’t tell you about citations from articles not in ProQuest. For older articles, the depth of a tool’s backfiles will affect citation counts. For example, Web of Science has deeper backfiles than Scopus.

It is advisable to consult more than one tool.