Case 13: Journal landscape

This Journal landscape is generated by considering the bibliographic coupling between journals related to the field of Microbiology. In this map, journals that reference multiple common third journals in their bibliographies (list of references) are connected to each other. As can be seen, the colors of the map, assigned automatically, show two different collection of journals that have high bibliographic coupling.


shows how frequently research articles from different journals reference common third journals


for better understanding of the similarity of journals


PhD candidates, researchers and group leaders, policy makers


1. collect your data from an appropriate data source
2. import the data into VOSviewer
3. generate the bibliographic coupling map in journal level based on bibliographic data
4. use the VOSviewer screenshot to export your map