These tools measure citations within "traditional" publishing (books, articles, published papers):
These tools aggregate and compile data from a variety of sources, including some traditional citation tools and others not listed above.- Some are free but others require a one-time or annual fee (not paid for by GW Libraries).
Generally, there are two ways to measure an author's impact:
These methods are not exclusive. A citation report can identify specific works with high impact and provide an easy way to list both total works and total citations. An index score can illuminate nuances missed by a citation count (for example, the recency of citations).
In Web of Science, you can create citation reports for your own publications (using ResearcherID). You can also create citation reports for lists of publications involving other researchers.
The video below (6:08 min) goes through creating a citation report in Web of Science: