[Sigmetrics] CRExplorer

Bornmann, Lutz lutz.bornmann at gv.mpg.de
Thu Jan 7 02:07:18 EST 2016

Dear colleagues,

We introduce a new tool - the CitedReferencesExplorer (CRExplorer) - which can be used to disambiguate and analyze the cited references (CRs) of a publication set downloaded from the Web of Science (WoS). The tool can be downloaded or web-started from www.crexplorer.net<http://www.crexplorer.net>. A corresponding guide (paper) can be found at http://arxiv.org/abs/1601.01199

The tool is especially suitable to identify those publications which have been frequently cited by the researchers in a field and thereby to study for example the historical roots of a research field or topic. CRExplorer simplifies the identification of key publications by enabling the user to work with both a graph for identifying most frequently cited reference publication years (RPYs) and the list of references for the RPYs which have been most frequently cited. A further focus of the program is on the standardization of CRs. It is one of the biggest problems in bibliometrics that there are several variants of the same CR in the WoS.

We would be pleased to receive feedback!



Dr. Dr. habil. Lutz Bornmann
Division for Science and Innovation Studies
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