Informatics The record of an article, book, or other report in a bibliographic database that includes summary descriptive information–eg, authors, title, abstract, source and indexing terms. See Report.
Such works include Tunon and Brydges (2005) which used citation analysis to mine the reference list of doctoral dissertations as an assessment of the Nova Southeastern University 's doctoral students' research skills.
Since then, the Citation light jets have continued to lead the light jet segment, to include the Citation I, Citation II, Citation Bravo, Citation S/II, Citation V, Citation Ultra, Citation Encore, Citation Encore+ and the CJ family.
Pure methodological papers or technical notes, which do not create or modify hypotheses or theories, may get high citation counts, whereas relevant, revolutionary and paradigm changing publications may have low citation counts.
IEEE Xplore has only a Download Citation option in the middle of the record (above the abstract), with one unnamed (but probably IEEE) style if you choose the "plain text" option instead of one of the citation software formats.
When Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information, started these analysis-by-citation investigations years ago, he wrote several papers on citation frequency as a form of peer review that could be used to extrapolate Nobel Prize winners.