Citation alerts are useful to follow the literature linked to important papers. They can help identify the body of work forming around a particular topic by monitoring references to key works. Authors may wish to monitor citations to their work to inform research and publishing decisions.
The databases Web of Science and Scopus offer citation tracking and alert options. You may have access to these through any university affiliation.
Google Scholar can be used to track article and author citations. You will need to log into a Google account to use these functions.
Author's citations can only be tracked of the author has created a Google profile.