Review publications in your Master List folders to determine if de-duplication is necessary
Always make sure your publications are in the correct Master List folder! For example: first author articles in first author folder, etc.
Once you have added all of your publications to your Master List folders, you need to review the information to determine if any publications need to be removed (in the event of duplication).
Also review publications in each of your Citation Subfolders to determine if de-duplication is necessary
Follow the process for step 6 (the process is the same, except at the Subfolder level).
A citing work may appear in multiple Citation Subfolders as well as the Master List folder. This occurs when a citing paper makes reference to more than one of your articles or you have cited your own article. In these cases the duplicate should be kept.
Determine final citation counts for your publications
Total citations for each type of publication can be used in the documentation for tenure, promotion, grant proposals, etc.
Want to know your h-index?
Monitor email Citation Alerts and add new works that cite your publications to the appropriate Citation Subfolder.
This will begin to build the list of citations of your work in preparation for your next appraisal or advancement process.
Always remember to de-duplicate each Master List folder or Citation Subfolder again when you need to tally your counts! This is due to new input from multiple databases.
As you publish new items, be sure to add these publications to your Master List folders!
Every time you publish a new item, you must add it to the appropriate Master List folder, create a new Citation Subfolder, import citing works, and create a citation alert so that you can import citing articles as they happen. This will ensure that your citation counts remain as current as possible.