Scientometric and bibliometric analysis
Bibexcel. A free software designed by Olle Persson to assist a user in analyzing bibliographic data, or any data of a textual nature formatted in a similar manner. The idea is to generate data files that can be imported to Excel, or any program that takes tabbed data records, for further processing. It can be used for co-citation, bibliographic coupling, mapping and clustering analysis.
BiblioTool. It is a set of python scripts (open source) written by Sebastian Grauwin. They can read ISI data in csv format and do some analyses including co-occurrence map and bibliographic coupling.
CiteSpace. A free Java-based software for visualizing and analyzing trends and patterns in scientific literature. It is designed as a tool for progressive knowledge domain visualization. Its primary source of input data is ISI WoS. But it also provides some simple interfaces for obtaining data from PubMed, arXiv, ADS, and NSF Award Abstracts. It can be used to generate geographic map overlays viewable in Google Earth based on the locations of authors.
CitNetExplorer. A free java-based software tool developed by Uni of Leiden for visualizing and analyzing citation networks of scientific publications. It allows citation networks to be imported directly from the Web of Science database. Citation networks can be explored interactively, for instance by drilling down into a network and by identifying clusters of closely related publications.
CopalRed. A free program written by Xavier Polanco for the analysis of scholarly publications and scientometric purposes for example for analysing and visualizing the network structure of a scientific field.
InterDisciplinary Research (IDR). It's a free tool to measure and map interdisciplinary research. It creates overlay maps of science, as a method to explore the degree of interdisciplinarity of a set of publications.
IN-SPIRE. A commercial software for exploring and visualizing textual data, including Boolean and “topical” queries, term gisting, and time/trend analysis tools. It can be used to explore technical and patent literature, marketing and business documents, web data, accident and safety reports, newswire feeds and message traffic, and more.
Headstart. A free open-source software to visualize readership data from Mendeley. It presents users with the main areas in the field, and lets them zoom into the most important publications within each area. It is intended to give researchers that are new to a field a head start on their literature review (hence the name). It has been developed by P. Kraker.
HistCite. A free software developed by E. Garfield to aid researchers in visualizing the results of literature searches in the Web of Science. It lets you analyze and organize the results of a search to obtain various views of the topic's structure, history, and relationships. It visualizes the citation network in a historical manner.
Loet Leydesdorff. A set of free DOS-based pieces of software to parse, transform and analyse bibliometrics data obtained from sources such as Scopus, ISI, and Google Scholar for analyses such as coauthorship, international, institutional, inter-city collaboration networks, co-word, co-citation and bibliographic analysis and so on. Although they do not include visualization tools, they prepare the data for the creation of relational databases and visualization by other tools such as Pajek. ISI.exe reads isi data in txt format and generates files suitable for creating relational database.
Network Workbench. A free Java-based large-scale network analysis, modeling and visualization toolkit for biomedical, social science and physics research. It includes specific features for bibliometric studies.
Publish or Perish. A free software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations Google Scholar and calculate No of papers, citations, average No. of citations per paper and per author and per year as well as h-indexs, g-index, and some more metrics.
SAINT: (Science Assessment Integrated Network Toolkit). It is an open source software for scientometrics analysis and one of the few packages that can be used to convert ISI data into relational database (dbm or accdb or sql files). There is a forum to discuss the issues related to SAINT.
SciMAT. SciMAT (Science Mapping Anaylsis Tool) is a java-based open source (GPLv3) free software tool developed to perform a science mapping analysis under a longitudinal framework. SciMAT reads bibliographic data in different format and creates a relational database in Sqlite 3 format and allows you to do different analyses. The advantage is that you can amend the data in the knowlegebase as you wish.
Sci2 Tool. A free Java-based modular toolset specifically designed for the study of science. It supports the temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of scholarly datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and macro (global) levels. It has several visualization features.
Scientometric Project. A set of open source Python scripts for some scientometric data analyses written by Theresa Velden.
Vantage Point. A commercial powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in search results from patent and literature databases. It has visualization capabilities.
VOSviewer. A free Java-based program, primarily intended to be used for analyzing and visualizing bibliometric networks. It can creates maps of publications, authors, or journals based on a co-citation network or to construct maps of keywords based on a co-occurrence network.