Below the most recent version of VOSviewer can be downloaded. The software can be used freely for any purpose.

Download VOSviewer

VOSviewer version 1.6.20, released on October 31, 2023, is available for download.

Download VOSviewer 1.6.20 for Microsoft Windows systems

Download VOSviewer 1.6.20 for macOS systems

Download VOSviewer 1.6.20 for other systems

On macOS systems, you may experience security issues. Information on how to handle these issues is available here.


To download and run VOSviewer, take the following steps:

  • Download VOSviewer from this web page.
  • Create a new folder and unpack the downloaded ZIP file in this folder.
  • On Microsoft Windows systems, run the VOSviewer Windows application. On macOS systems, run the VOSviewer macOS application. On other systems, run the VOSviewer JAR file.

To run VOSviewer, Java version 8 or higher needs to be installed on your system. If Java is not installed on your system, you can obtain it here.

Web start

Instead of downloading VOSviewer, you can also launch VOSviewer directly from this web page. This requires Java to be installed on your system.

Launch VOSviewer 1.6.20

Notification of updates

If you want to be kept informed about updates of VOSviewer, please fill out the form below.

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