Citation counts (or times cited) is an indicator of the article's impact within its discipline. In addition, finding the list of articles that have cited an article can help you identify more related information about your topic, a process called "citation chasing."
*** It is important to remember that measuring the quality of a publication, is a fairly subjective process. Results can vary depending on different factors, thus a single factor is not sufficient for evaluating of an author's work.
Web of Science (WOS) and Scopus provide tools for citation analysis. However, these tools have their own limitations and coverage, and they should be used with caution in evaluating research.
The following examples will show you how to find citation numbers on Web of Science.
How to find the citation counts for "A survey of corporate governance", written by Shleifer, A., and Vishny, RW.?
In addition to journal-title search, you can perform a search for a specific topic.
A Citation map is a graphical representation that shows the citation relationships (cited references and citing articles) between a paper and other papers (Source: Web of Science Help). It allows researchers to visually discover the "citation chasing" relationship of an article.
To create a citation map:
If you need any further assistance on WOS, contact our reference librarian (email@example.com).