BibeR: A bibliometric tool developed by R and shiny

February 23, 2016

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I developed a tool for bibliometric analysis by using R and shiny package. I named it BibeR, and published it on shinyapps.io.

Get your data from Web of Science

Until now, BibeR only support source file saved from 'Web of Science'. The standard way to obtain such file is shown in .gif as belowing:

Please follow the steps:

First of all, make sure you select the "Web of Science Core collection", otherwise inadequate information would be extracted.

Step 1: select the "Web of Science Core collection" database

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You'd better search certain keywords that could represent a certain research field (this is on your own, not included in this tutorial) in Web of Science Core collection database. Then save the records on your computer.

Step 2: search and save .txt file in a right way.

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Then, you are able to upload this file or compress multiple .txt files into one .zip.

In case you are unable to access Web of Science, I provide a .zip file here, please download it and give it a try on the demo site. P.S. this demo site may be unavailable due to the free traffic.

What results you can get from BibeR?

Detailed usage of BibeR is stated in a preprint manuscript here. Here, I show you the interfaces.

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Fig.1 The screenshot of BibeR interface under the tab "Load file".

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Fig.2 The screenshot of BibeR interface for "year trend" analysis under the tab "Basic results".

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Fig.3 The screenshot of BibeR interface for "author table" analysis under the tab "Basic results".

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Fig.4 The screenshot of BibeR interface for "country world map" analysis under the tab "Basic results".

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Fig.5 The screenshot of BibeR interface for "heatmap" analysis under the tab "Advanced results".

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Fig.6 The screenshot of BibeR interface for "network" analysis under the tab "Advanced results".

Open source repository

The source codes of BibeR is available on github.com. Welcome to download and setup on your own computers or servers. Also welcome to fork it, and get in touch (my email can be found in th preprint! It's my pleasure to learn from you!

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