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Research Visibility: Citation Search Service

This guide provides you the ways in raising your research visibility and information about the measurement your research impact.

What is Citation Search Service?

The Library can verify citations for PolyU faculty members who have the need to have the citation number of their publications verified for academic purposes, such as grants and fellowship applications. Librarians will use Web of Science or Scopus to search for number of times cited and compile a standard citation report, which contains:

  • A full or selected list of author’s publications in Web of Science and/or Scopus
  • A count of the number of times author’s work is cited (if any) in Web of Science and/or Scopus
  • A count of the number of times author’s work is cited (if any) without self-citations in Web of Science and/or Scopus
  • A signed certificate that endorses the citation search results

It will take 8 working days to complete a standard citation report. This means that the following conditions are met at the point of submitting your request: 

  1. a comprehensive and up-to-date list of author publications is provided, and
  2. the number of publications by the author does not exceed 50.​

PolyU faculty members that require this service should submit a request form (MS Word format) and send it to corresponding Faculty Librarian. Upon receiving your request, your Faculty Librarian will contact you to confirm the details of your request and further discuss the timeline to complete the report.

Should you require any additional requirements on top of the standard citation report, please contact your Faculty Librarian to further discuss the requirements and timeline to complete the report.

Who needs Citation Search Service?

PolyU faculty members who are applying for fellowships from academic bodies and need to have their citation search results verified.