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Article-level metrics most often measure the impact or influence of a particular journal article. Other content types such as book chapters, conference proceedings, and certain other items can also be measured using these same tools.
Places to find article metrics
Citation counts--You can find out how many times an article has been cited using the library databases Web of Science or Scopus. Google Scholar also contains this information. The citation count varies between different databases and is dependent upon the journals and other sources indexed by that database.
Web of Science
To find citation counts in Web of Science, search for the article you are interested in. You will see the "Times Cited" number on the right-hand side. Click on the number to see the list of articles that have cited it.
To find citation counts in Google Scholar, search for the article you are interested in. The citation count appears below the article's description next to the words "Cited by." Click on the number to see which articles cited it.
To find citation counts in Scopus, search for the article you are interested in. You will see the "Cited By" number on the right-hand side. Click on the number to see the list of articles that have cited it.
Altmetrics--Goes beyond citation count to include how often an article is discussed on social media, viewed on a website, or saved in a citation manager. Each of the services does this in a different way. You may wish to try all of them!
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