Tracking citations for journals and books

View the complete citation profile of any Springer book chapter or journal article — including links to reach the citing works online (both inside and outside of Springer's collection).

Are you a journal or series editor? You can check on the cited articles and chapters within your series or journal and get an up-to-date impression of how your publication has been received.

Citation Alert: never miss getting cited!

Thanks to the information we receive from, an article’s corresponding author will be alerted as soon as his/her paper is cited by another article.

If they prefer, authors may go to their My Springer account and opt to receive weekly, monthly or annual alerts listing all citations in a single mail.

Your article makes an impact - now we’ll tell you about it!

A few more facts about the Citation Alert service:

  • CrossRef is the only source of information used.
  • Once we have introduced this new service, corresponding authors will be alerted promptly whenever their article is cited.
  • The alert is hyperlinked to both the cited and the citing article (full text access depends on the reader’s license for Springer’s and the citing publisher’s content).
  • The alert is sent immediately after Springer receives the data from CrossRef.
  • The time for data transfer from the citing publisher to CrossRef varies greatly, from ca. 2-4 days up to ca. 2 months. Therefore the alert cannot be a real-time service.
  • Springer notifies CrossRef within 24 hours when we publish new articles. So new citations from Springer articles in other Springer articles will usually be alerted within 48 hours.

View a Citation Alert example (pdf, 41 kB)