Bibliometric Network Analysis and Science Mapping Using VOSviewer

An exciting new course was launched recently by Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies: Bibliometric Network Analysis and Science Mapping Using VOSviewer. The next edition of this course will take place in April 2017. On this page you can find information on the course, including the course program. CWTS also runs the course Advanced Citation Analysis. In combination the two courses can be booked together at a 15% reduction on the overall costs.

Aim

The aim of this course is to give the participants a thorough introduction into bibliometric network analysis and science mapping, with a special emphasis on the VOSviewer software (www.vosviewer.com) developed at Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). Participants are introduced into the main techniques for bibliometric network analysis and science mapping. Special attention is paid to applications in a research evaluation and science policy context. The small group (max. 16 participants) allows participants to practice extensively with the VOSviewer software and to explore the functionality in full detail. In addition, participants will practice with CitNetExplorer, a new bibliometric network analysis tool available at www.citnetexplorer.nl. The course has an interactive format in which there is a lot of room for discussion and exchanging ideas.

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Lectures

The lecturers of the course are Ludo Waltman and Nees Jan van Eck. The lecturers are prominent researchers in the field of bibliometric network analysis and science mapping. They are the developers of the well-known VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer software tools. They also have an extensive experience with the application of bibliometric network analysis in a research evaluation and science policy context.

Audience

We advise participants that the course is most beneficial for them if they have some basic background knowledge on bibliometrics. In order to have optimal possibilities for interaction with the lecturers, the number of participants in the course is limited to 16. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop with them.

Venue

The course will take place in the Willem Einthoven Building of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Schedule

The course takes two days. The next edition of the course will take place on Thursday April 6th and Friday April 7th 2017. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Course program

The provisional course program is provided below.

Day 1

 

08.30-09.00 Welcome, coffee/tea
09.00-10.30 Introduction
10.30-11.30 Data collection
11.30-12.30 Term maps: introduction
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.30 Term maps: Overlay visualizations
15.30-17.30 Methodological topics and co-authorship maps
18.30 Course dinner

 

Day 2

 

09.00-10.00 Alternative data sources
10.00-12.30 Citation-based maps
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.30 Advanced topics
14.30-16.30 CitNetExplorer
16.30-17.00 Wrap up of the course

 

Course fee

The course fee is € 1350,-. This includes tuition, course material, coffee breaks, lunch, and dinner. CWTS also runs the course Advanced Citation Analysis. In combination the two courses can be booked together at a 15% reduction on the overall costs: € 2295,-.

Registration

To register for the course, please use this booking form. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact

Please contact Suze van der Luijt at luijt@cwts.leidenuniv.nl if you have any questions about the course.

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