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I know about tools like CitNet Explorer and VOSviewer, but they only work with Web of Science, which doesn't contain many papers I'd like to have in the network.

Is there any software, which does the same thing with data from Google Scholar?

  • What's WoS? (My comment must be 15 characters long, it is now.) – user2768 Oct 18 '18 at 10:58
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    @user2768 Web of Science. It's a commercially-run publication database. – Flyto Oct 18 '18 at 12:15
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    @user2768 I meant Web of Science by it - fixed in the question now. – Eenoku Oct 18 '18 at 12:34
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To my knowledge, at the time of writing, Google Scholar does not define an API to access data, so presumably no software exists. Beyond Google Scholar and the tools you've already mentioned, you could try https://www.semanticscholar.org or https://aminer.org. (I'm a little unsure what you mean by citation network, so perhaps they don't satisfy your needs.)

  • Thank you, I'll have a look at them. By citation network I mean that I put one paper into the software and it'll give me all the papers cited in the first one and all the papers cited in them up to n-th level. Usually, this leads to come clusters of papers and you can presume, which papers should be chosen for some systematic review. – Eenoku Oct 18 '18 at 13:00
  • @Eenoku I'm not sure whether either of them do that. The former does something similar with authors, rather than papers, that is, you can discover relations between authors that cite each other – user2768 Oct 18 '18 at 13:48
  • @Eenoku I see you've accepted my answer, did you get everything you wanted? Part of what you wanted? ...? – user2768 Oct 19 '18 at 11:50
  • Your answer is correct - GS really doesn't provide API to access data, due to licensing arrangements with WoS and Scopus so there's no software providing desired funcionality. – Eenoku Oct 19 '18 at 12:15
  • @Eenoku I actually meant whether the tools I mentioned were useful. – user2768 Oct 19 '18 at 12:21

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