Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2016, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (2): 51-62.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2016.02.051

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CitNetExplorer——A New Bibliometrics Analysis Software

Liu Dongxiao Xu Zhenliang Wang Chunbo Yan Xin   

  • Received:2016-01-18 Online:2016-04-26 Published:2016-04-26

Abstract: CitNetExplorer is a new bibliometrics analysis software which was developed by Van Eck and Waltman and their team in Leiden University. Firstly, this paper introduces the basic functionalities and main panels of CitNetExplorer, and how to construct the citation network map through CitNetExplorer and its advantages in visualization. Secondly, it demonstrates the specific processes and steps of analyzing scientific publications citation network by using CitNetExplorer in exemplifying application. At last, this paper illustrates some deficiencies of CitNetExplorer.

Key words: CitNetExplorer,  Citation network,  Visualization,  Bibliometrics analysis

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