Analysis of bibliometric data has become easier than ever before with availability of online analysis tools and standalone software tools such as BibExcel, CitNetExplorer, CiteSpace, HistCite, Publish or Perish, Sci2 and VOSviewer.
Online Analysis Tools
Without any need to download data, you can analyze your research results in both Web of Science and Scopus platforms. These tools allow you to quickly identify the top authors, countries, organizations, sources, etc.
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Standalone Software Tools
Using the standalone bibliometric analysis tools you can perform various type of analysis including but not limited to the following:
- Natural Language Processing and Extraction of Important Scientific Terms
- Generating Term Maps
- Generating Co-Authorship Maps
- Generating (Co)Citation Maps
Among the existing tools, VOSviewer is recommended due to its friendly and easy-to-use interface, and yet powerful features. CitNetExplorer is recommended as a powerful tool specifically designed for analysis of Citation networks.