Web of Science

Web of Science is the original citation resource, which is composed of Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index Expanded.

The Citation Report in Web of Science provides citation statistics for a set of search results, including Sum of Times Cited with/without Self-Citations, Citing Articles with/without Self-citations, Average Citations per Item, etc. Authors can also set up citation alerts to receive updated citation information about their or other researchers' works.

Below are two helpful tutorial videos created by Thomson Reuters regarding citation report and citation alerts:


  • Only citations from the journals indexed in Web of Science are counted.
  • Limited coverage of non-English titles.
  • Limited coverage for some subject areas, including arts, humanities, business, etc.