Cited Reference Search: Step 2 of 2
This page displays a list of cited references that the system returned based
on your Cited Reference Search query.
The Citing Articles count is the total number of citing
articles in the database you are searching.
Important Reminder: When you complete a cited reference
search, the number of citing items you retrieve may be smaller than the number
listed in the Citing Articles column if your institution's subscription does not
include all years of the database. In other words, the count in the
Citing Articles column is not limited by your institution's subscription.
However, your access to records in the product is limited by your institution's
1. Select references by one of the following methods:
Select the check box to the left of each reference you want.
Click Select Page to select all references on the page.
Click Select All to select all references found by your
search (up to a maximum of 500).
2. To restrict your search, go to the bottom of the page and select one or
more options such as languages and/or document types.
3. To retrieve citing articles, click Finish Search to go to
a Results page.
Each of the citing titles listed on the Results page will contain at least
one of the references you selected from the Cited Reference Index.
Cited Work - Show Expanded Titles
Click this link to view information about a published cited work. The system
displays the title of the cited publication and the title of the published
article or other type of published work.
Note: Active links to the Full Record of a source record is
based on your institution's subscription.
Cited Author: Full cited author names of a published work.
Show All Authors link: Displays the name of the primary author and the
secondary authors in the order as they appear in the publication. The link does
not appear if there are only one or two authors and both names appear in the
Cited Author column.
Depending on the publication type, the Show All link displays: Cited Author,
Cited Book Author, Cited Corporate Author, Cited Editor, or Cited Inventor.
Some references may contain more authors than we have in the product
database. In this case, the Latin phrase "et. al" will appear after the last
author in the list regardless of how many authors appear in the list.
Cited Work: Full cited publication title (article, book, book chapter,
conference, patent, or other document type).
Cited Work - Show Abbreviated Titles
Click this link (default view) to view any or all of the following
information depending on the type of record that appears in the list.
Cited Author: Displays the name of the primary author and searched secondary
author names of a published work. Ellipses ( ... ) will display before a
searched secondary author name.
Show All Authors link: Displays the name of the primary author and all
secondary authors. Secondary authors appear in the order as they occur in the
Cited Work: Abbreviated cited source publication title
Cited Year: The year of the cited source publication
Cited Volume: The volume number of the cited source publication
Cited Issue: The issue number of the cited source publication
Cited Page: The page number of the cited source publication
Cited Identifier: A unique identifier of the cited source publication
Citing Articles: The number of times the article was cited
View Record link: Links to the Full Record of a source record in the
database. A source record is only available if it is in institution's
About Cited References
Every reference in the Cited Reference Index has been cited by at least one
The first author of a cited work always displays in the Cited Author column.
If the cited author you specified in step 1 is not the primary author, then the
name of author you specified follows the name of the first author.
The View Record link takes you to the full record of the
cited item. If there is no View Record link:
- The cited reference is not a source article in a Web of Science database.
- The cited reference may contain incomplete or inaccurate information.
Consequently, it cannot be linked to a source article.
- The cited reference may refer to a document from a publication outside the
timespan of your subscription. For example, the reference may be to an article
published in 1992, but your subscription to Web of Science has only 20 years of
- The cited item may refer to a document from a publication not covered by a
database in your Web of Science subscription.
View Record Link
This link takes you to the Full Record of a cited item. If a cited reference
cannot be expanded by clicking on the Show Expanded Title link, and the
reference has no View Record link, then:
The item is a reference to a work published outside the range of your
subscription. For example, if you subscribe to the 10 most recent years and the
reference is to an article published in 1982, the reference will not have a View
The item is a reference to a work published in a journal that is not indexed
in the product database. There is no Full Record for the item.
The item is a reference to a publication that is not indexed in the product.
There is no Full Record for the item.
The item contains incorrect or missing information and cannot be linked to a
Full Record. It is most likely a variation of another cited reference that may
or may not be linked to a Full Record.
About the Ellipses
The ellipses (...) before an author's name signify that the author is a
searched secondary author. The name of the primary author always appears first
in the Cited Author column.
Click Show All Authors to see all secondary authors of a
This column may includes the volume number of the cited work.
For patent records, this column may include the two-digit WIPO (World
Intellectual Property Organization) country code. For example,
CA stands for Canada and EP stands for
This column may display cited issue data or special issue data.
The starting cited page number. Cited pages may include alphabetic characters
For patent records, this column may contain the term APPL if the patent is
still in the application process.
This field may contain any of the following:
- Article Number
- Abstract Number
- DOI Number
- Meeting Abstract Number
- ELocation ID
The DOI number appears for citations to electronic works.
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) is a system for permanently
identifying and exchanging intellectual property in the digital environment.
For conferences, a Meeting Abstract number displays in this column. For
Meeting Abstract: 205- CHED
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