VOSviewer, developed at Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), is a highly popular software tool for mapping and visualizing science. The course Visualizing Science Using VOSviewer offers an in-depth introduction into VOSviewer. This was an online edition of the course.
The aim of this course is to give the participants a thorough introduction into science mapping, with a special emphasis on the VOSviewer software developed at CWTS. Participants are introduced into the main techniques for visualizing science. Special attention is paid to applications in a research evaluation and research management context. There are extensive possibilities for participants to practice with the VOSviewer software and to explore the functionality of the software in full detail. The course has an interactive format in which there is a lot of room for discussion and exchanging ideas.
The lecturers of the course are Ludo Waltman and Nees Jan van Eck, who are the developers of the well-known VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer software tools. The lecturers are prominent researchers in the field of scientometrics. Their work on science mapping is widely recognized. The lecturers also have an extensive experience with the application of science mapping in a research evaluation and research management context.