The citation count of a reference denotes how often an article has been cited by other peer-reviewed works.

Why should you look at the reference citation count?

The citation count of a reference gives you an impression of how relevant the article is to a certain field or domain. However, an article not being cited very often does not necessarily mean it is not important, as the article can be rather new or specific.

How can I find the citation count of references?

You can find the citation count of references on academic library websites.

For example, in the image below, citation counts are circled in red.

Examples of several sites where you can find scientific articles and where you can see the reference citation count are listed below:

www.scholar.google.com

www.researchgate.net

www.sciencedirect.com

www.scienceopen.com

www.jstor.org

Automated Feedback can help you by indicating how often an article has been cited.

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