Citation Metrics

Citation counts in PlumX are measures of how many times your research has been cited by others.

Including citation counts alongside the other modern metrics categories allows for side-by-side analysis.


The following are the sources of citation counts that are currently in PlumX.

Metrics as of May 30, 2017

Metric Source(s) Description
Citation Indexes CrossRef The number of articles that cite the artifact according to CrossRef
Citation Indexes PubMed Central The number of PubMed Central articles that cite the artifact
Citation Indexes PubMed Central Europe The number of PubMed Central Europe articles that cite the artifact
Citation Indexes RePEc The number of RePEc works that cite the artifact as computed by CiTEc
Citation Indexes SciELO The number of SciELO articles that cite the artifact
Citation Indexes Scopus The number of articles that cite the artifact according to Scopus
Citation Indexes SSRN The number of SSRN works that cite the artifact
Patent Citations USPTO The number of patents that reference the artifact according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Clinical Citations Dynamed Plus Topics The number of Dynamed Plus Topics that reference the artifact
Clinical Citations PubMed Clinical Guidelines The number of Clinical Guidelines from PubMed that reference the artifact
Clinical Citations National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – UK The number of Clinical Guidelines from NICE that reference the artifact
Policy Citations Policy document source lists curated by PlumX The number of policy documents that reference an artifact

To see the changes we have made to our metrics go to our audit log.