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Research Impact and Citation Analysis: Citation Mapping

Citation Mapping with Web of Knowledge

A Citation Map is a graphical representation that shows the citation relationships (cited references and citing articles) between a paper and other papers using various visualization tools and techniques.  The citation mapping tool from Web of Knowledge tracks an article's cited and cited by references through two generations.

  1. Do a search in Web of Science Core Collection and select a record

  2. Click on the link View Citation Map link

  3. Choose Forward, Backward, or Forward and Backward, plus 1 or 2 generations

  4. Click Create Map button.

You can order, color code, or print the map.  Mouse over a name on the map for the citing article's information.  

For more information see: Citation Map Tutorial Video

Clickstream data

Bollen J, Van de Sompel H, Hagberg A, Bettencourt L, Chute R, et al. 2009. Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science. PLoS ONE 4(3): e4803. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004803

Programs for Advanced Citation Mapping