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UCF Faculty Citation Search

What is a citation search?

  • A citation search will show you how many times your articles have been cited by others.

Why should I have a citation search performed?

  • A citation search can be added to your portfolio for promotion purposes.
  • Candidates for a UCF departmental position can be compared.
  • Interesting to know who is citing your work and in which disciplines.

How is a citation search performed?

  • An information specialist will search one or more of the Thomson’s ISI SciSearch®, Social SciSearch® and/or Arts & Humanities Search® databases through Web of Science depending on your discipline.
  • Self-cites are removed to reflect only those citations from other authors.
  • Total number of citations and a list of the most cited items are provided in a results letter.

What are the limitations of a citation search through ISI databases?

  • Books, book chapters, conference proceedings, dissertations and technical reports may be excluded.
  • Some journals in various fields may be excluded.
  • Journal articles in press are not included in the databases.
  • Journals are not consistently indexed nor indexed retrospectively when added to the databases.
  • The focus is strongly on sciences and some of the social sciences.
  • There is limited coverage of non-English publications.

How much does a citation search cost?

  • Cost can vary depending on several factors. In general:
    • The more articles + more joint authors => more citations => higher charge
    • A common last name can contribute to a longer search and a higher charge
    • For a cost estimate, please contact Ven Basco at 407-823-5048 or

How long does a citation search take?

  • UCF InfoSource would like a week’s notification. Email a publication list in a word processing format to:

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