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How to Cite Your Work | Giving Credit | Citation Styles

Tracking Citations

What is Citation Tracking?

Citation tracking is discovering the usage of your own published works using external services. In this guide we recommend using Google Scholar for tracking information specifically about published scholarly journals. JSTOR also has a similar feature, and we recommend reviewing this guide from Suffolk University for instructions.

We also suggest reviewing ORCID iD as an option to create a unique, digital identifier as a researcher. You can register for free here, and review this guide from Zayed University for in-depth information about maximizing this service.

Tracking in Google Scholar

Google Scholar says the following about their profiles on this overview page: "[profiles] provide a simple way for authors to showcase their academic publications. You can check who is citing your articles, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name."

You can set up a Google Scholar profile using this link.

If you have more questions before setting up a profile, we recommend reviewing these pages from Google Scholar: