January 28, 2022

Research Tools: Cite-O-Meter Provides Estimated Number of Times Articles by a Specific Publisher are Cited in Wikipedia

The Open Access Report in the just released issue (September 2014) of This Month in GLAM from the GLAM-WIKI Project includes news that the interactive Cite-O-Meter tool has received has been updated with new tech for better data visualizations.

What is the Cite-O-Meter?

Using the Wikipedia API, Cite-o-Meter searches for occurrences of a DOI prefix in the main namespace of these Wikipedias.  The Wikipedia Cite-o-Meter provides a conservative estimate of the number of times journal articles from a particular publisher are cited in the 100 largest Wikipedia.

This page has additional info and a list of Cite-O-Meter limitations that should be reviewed.

DOI data provided by CrossRef.

Data available in graphical, tabular, and JSON.

Direct to Cite-O-Meter


By Publisher: Number of Citations of Articles by Published Nature Publishing Group

By Publisher: American Library Association

By Wikipedia: Top Publishers in the English Wikipedia

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.