Citing and referencing: Author metrics and journal citation data

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There are no clearly defined guidelines in the APA 6th manual for this type of data. In this instance we have followed the guidelines for citing information on a website - author, date, title and source. For information about authors the retrieval date has been included as information on these sites may change at any time.

Author metrics


Database or organization name. (Publication year). Page title. Retrieved Month, Day, Year, from URL

Reference List

Scopus. (2015). Jones, Mary.  Retrieved April 24, 2015, from

Note: if you have included multiple authors from the same source then differentiate the references by adding a letter after the year of publication. The letter is applied according to the order that the author has been cited in your document. For example:

ResearchGate. (2015a). John Smith. Retrieved April 24, 2015, from URL

ResearchGate. (2015b). Jack Brown. Retrieved April 24, 2015, from URL

ResearchGate. (2015c). Mary Jones. Retrieved April 24, 2015, from URL


Journal citation data


Database publisher name. (Publication year). Database name [Database]. Retrieved from URL

Reference List

Thomson Reuters. (2015). Incites: Journal Citation Reports [Database]. Retrieved from

Elsevier. (2015). Scopus [Database]. Retrieved from