How do I set up a citation alert?

One of the best ways to track who is citing your publications is to set up a citation alert. Using Web of Science or other databases, you can set up an alert so that you will be notified when a new paper that cites your paper is added to the database. Citation alerts can be set up for any paper - not just your own publications. You can set up the alert to notify you by email or through an RSS feed.

Setting up a citation alert on Web of Science
  • Step 1: Register or Sign in
    Before you start your search you need to sign in to your account on WoS. If you haven’t already got an account you will need to register. To register you will need to enter some basic details and choose a username and password. It only takes a couple of seconds! Click the sign in link at the top right of the screen.
  • Step 2: Conduct your search
    When you have carried out your search go to the full record of the relevant article and click Create Citation Alert.
  • Step 3: Alert settings
    Confirm that you wish to add this article to your cited article list by clicking Done then go to My Citation Alerts on the toolbar to modify your alert settings.
    Click Modify Settings to turn on or off email notification, change your email address, change format of email delivery, or remove the citation alert from your list.
  • Step 4. Setting up an RSS Feed
    To set up an RSS feed click the XML button beside the article on the My Cited Articles List. Subscribe to the feed with your preferred reader or copy and paste the URL (web address) into your RSS feeder’s subscriptions.

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