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.

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Keywords VOS, VOSviewer, bibliometric mapping, density view, visualization
JEL Simulation Methods; Monte Carlo Methods; Bootstrap Methods (jel C15), Other Computer Software (jel C88), Information and Product Quality; Standardization and Compatibility (jel L15), Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting (jel M), Management of Technological Innovation and R&D (jel O32)
Publisher Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/14841
Series ERIM Report Series Research in Management
Journal ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Citation
van Eck, N.J.P, & Waltman, L. (2009). VOSviewer: A Computer Program for Bibliometric Mapping (No. ERS-2009-005-LIS). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/14841