Vosviewer: A Computer Program for Bibliometric Mapping

22 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2009

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Nees Jan van Eck

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Economics

Ludo Waltman

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business

Date Written: November 2009 2,

Abstract

We present VOSviewer, a computer program that we have developed for constructing and viewing bibliometric maps. VOSviewer combines the VOS mapping technique and an advanced viewer into a single easy-to-use computer program that is freely available to the bibliometric research community. Our aim in this paper is to provide an overview of the functionality of VOSviewer and to elaborate on the technical implementation of specific parts of the program.

Keywords: bibliometric mapping, visualization, density view, VOSviewer, VOS

JEL Classification: L15, O32, M, C88, C15

Suggested Citation

van Eck, Nees Jan and Waltman, Ludo, Vosviewer: A Computer Program for Bibliometric Mapping (November 2009 2,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2009-005-LIS, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1346848

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