Welcome to the VOSviewer web site

VOSviewerVOSviewer is a freely available computer program that can be used for the following purposes:

VOSviewer is primarily intended to be used for analyzing bibliometric networks. The program can for instance be used to create maps of publications, authors, or journals based on a co-citation network or to create maps of keywords based on a co-occurrence network. Various examples of maps created using VOSviewer are available here.

VOSviewer has been written in the Java programming language and runs on most hardware and operating system platforms. VOSviewer can be downloaded here. The program can also be started directly by clicking the Launch button below.