VOSviewer version 1.6.20 was released on October 31, 2023. This version offers improved features for creating maps based on data downloaded through APIs. It also supports creating maps based on data exported from Scopus in the new Scopus file format.
VOSviewer version 1.6.19 was released on January 23, 2023. This version offers a number of improvements in VOSviewer's support for creating maps based on OpenAlex data. It also fixes some problems in creating maps based on Web of Science data.
VOSviewer version 1.6.18 was released on January 24, 2022. The following features have been added:
Microsoft Academic has been discontinued and is therefore no longer supported by VOSviewer.
VOSviewer version 1.6.17 was released on July 22, 2021. The following features have been added:
More information can be found in this blog post.
VOSviewer version 1.6.16 was released on November 25, 2020. This version fixes some problems in VOSviewer's functionality for working with data from Dimensions and Semantic Scholar. It also offers new functionality for querying the Microsoft Academic API using author, affiliation, and journal IDs and for creating term co-occurrence maps based on Semantic Scholar data.
VOSviewer version 1.6.15 was released on April 1, 2020. This version fixes some problems in VOSviewer's functionality for querying the API of Microsoft Academic. It also offers a few new options for querying the Microsoft Academic API, including options for searching in abstracts and for filtering out duplicate documents and non-scientific content.
On January 23-26, 2024, CWTS organizes the next edition of its VOSviewer course. The course takes place online. 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.
VOSviewer Online is a web-based version of VOSviewer. It runs in a web browser and can be used to share interactive visualizations and to embed these visualizations in online platforms. More information can be found in this blog post.
VOSviewer Online has been integrated in Digital Science’s Dimensions platform, making it very easy for Dimensions users to create VOSviewer visualizations of co-authorship networks and citation networks. More information is available in this blog post.
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.