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Faculty Guide to Publication: Home

This guide will help VWU faculty locate publications that cite their own published works and is intended to be useful in tenure & promotion review. It also provides guidance for what to consider when deciding where to publish.


The purpose of this guide is to provide the directions and links for you to do the following:

  • Discover how many times your work has been cited;
  • Learn of interesting journal options when looking for a place to publish;
  • Recognize issues to consider when doing cited reference searching.

The tabs above take you to pages addressing each of these issues as well as instructions on using the main databases available for cited reference searching.

We hope these links prove helpful.

Ask A Librarian

Contact a librarian at Hofheimer Library to schedule a research consultation to get started on your cited reference searching.  We can help you:

  • Identify the best databases for cited reference searching in your field.
  • Learn to use a database to find out how often you've been cited.
  • Discover the problems and pitfalls of the process.