To know the quality of an article according to the number of authors who have referred to it or to find the citation counts to your own articles, you can use the tools listed on the right to do a "citation analysis".
It uses Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following metrics:
* Total number of papers and total number of citations.
*Average citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per year.
*Hirsch's h-index and related parameters.
*The contemporary h-index.
*Three variations of individual h-indices.
*The average annual increase in the individual h-index.
*The age-weighted citation rate.
*An analysis of the number of authors per paper.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.
The h-index is an index that attempts to measure the scientific research impact and the productivity of the published work of a scientist or scholar. This Firefox addon will automatically display some of the most known citation indices (h-index, g-index, e-index) for any author (or any arbitrary query regarding journals, keywords, etc.), on top of Google Scholar or CiteSeerx results page.