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New features of CitedReferencesExplorer (CRExplorer)

  • Andreas Thor
  • Werner Marx
  • Loet Leydesdorff
  • Lutz BornmannEmail author


Recently, we introduced the CitedReferencesExplorer (CRExplorer at The program was primarily developed to identify those publications in a field, a topic or by a researcher which have been frequently cited. This Letter to the Editor describes the features of the new release of the CRExplorer.


CitedReferencesExplorer CRExplorer Cited references Reference publication year spectroscopy 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Thor
    • 1
  • Werner Marx
    • 2
  • Loet Leydesdorff
    • 3
  • Lutz Bornmann
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences for Telecommunications LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Information ServiceMax Planck Institute for Solid State ResearchStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Division for Science and Innovation StudiesAdministrative Headquarters of the Max Planck SocietyMunichGermany

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