Connected papers: a tool for visualizing the scientific literature network

Network visualizations are a powerful way to make sense of the ties between social entities, and they have often been applied to the scientific network connecting researchers and disciplines. Most of the times, these networks have been constructed through citation analysis. Recently, a group of researchers and entrepreneurs from Israel have launched a new platform called Connected Papers where you can build a network around a paper of your choice. A tie between two papers is established not when they cite each other but when their reference overlap to a large extent. You can read more about their story and methodology here or on the application’s webpage.

Happy network building!


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