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Faculty Citation Reports

Outline of the Process

This guide will walk you through the process of creating a citation report that can be attached as part of the faculty annual report to the Dean.

The process of creating citation reports consists of three main steps:

  1. Searching for citations from the relevant year,
  2. Entering those citations into an Excel spreadsheet, and
  3. Converting the Excel spreadsheet to a Word document and formatting the document.

The instructions linked in the left-hand menu will walk you through these steps. If you have any questions about the process, please contact me.

Recording Citations

Citations that you locate can be recorded in the Citation Reports Template Excel file. The citations are recorded as follows:

  • Cite: A brief Bluebook citation (i.e., 14 J. Intell. Prop. L. 145) for the source that cited to you or your work.
  • Author: The author(s) of the source that cited to you or your work.
  • Title: The title of the source that cited to you or your work. For books, treatises, or encyclopedias, I generally use the main name of the source (i.e., Nimmer on Copyright) rather than the name of the section (i.e., Orphan Works).
  • Work Cited: A brief Bluebook citation to your work that was cited. If you were thanked in the work, enter this as "Thanks."

When completed, the spreadsheet should look similar to this:

Repeat Citations

If an article cites to one work of yours multiple times, only include the citation once. However, if an article cites to multiple works of yours, include one entry for each work cited.


If you cite to yourself in your work, you can decide whether or not to include your self-citations in your citation report.

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