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Tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks.


VOSviewer is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks. These networks may for instance include journals, researchers, or individual publications, and they can be constructed based on citation, bibliographic coupling, co-citation, or co-authorship relations. VOSviewer also offers text mining functionality that can be used to construct and visualize co-occurrence networks of important terms extracted from a body of scientific literature.

Help & Getting started

On macOS systems, you may experience security issues. Information on how to handle these issues is available here 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 Preferably use the latest version.



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  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Windows

Where to find

VOSviewer can be downloaded from the supplier's website: here . For the online version of the software go here