November 12, 2018. Many users of VOSviewer have reported problems in working with CSV files exported from Scopus. These problems are caused by bugs in the export functionality of Scopus. The Scopus team is working on fixing these bugs. In the meantime, we recommend to make use of other data sources, such as Web of Science, Dimensions, PubMed, or Crossref.
VOSviewer version 1.6.9 was released on August 29, 2018. This version offers support for data exported from Dimensions. Data from Dimensions can be used to create co-authorship, citation, and bibliographic coupling maps. More information is available here.
VOSviewer version 1.6.8 was released on April 27, 2018. This version offers a number of smaller improvements. In particular, the algorithms for creating citation-based maps have been improved and support for creating maps of organizations has been extended.
VOSviewer version 1.6.7 was released on February 16, 2018. Some of the improvements introduced in this version are listed below:
VOSviewer version 1.6.6 was released on October 23, 2017. Some of the new features and improvements are listed below:
Click the button below to launch VOSviewer directly from this web page. This requires a system with Java support.
On April 4 and 5, 2019, CWTS will organize the next edition of its VOSviewer course. Participants will learn about all ins and outs of VOSviewer. The course is taught by the VOSviewer developers and includes a lot of hands-on practice with the software.
The recently published AIDA booklet presents a number of interesting case studies in which VOSviewer is used.
CitNetExplorer is a software tool for visualizing and analyzing citation networks of scientific publications. Citation networks can be explored interactively, for instance by drilling down into a network and by identifying clusters of closely related publications.