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Dear readers, do you find it hard to uncover hidden relationships between citations when there are more than 10? Learn how the powerful Citation Map helps you to :
- visualize connections at a glance, discover wider relationships
- change map appearance to emphasize important relationships
- map citations by author, institution, country, subject and more!

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Preeti Sinha
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Q: How can I use the Citation Map?

Step 1
Go to Web of Science ( Enter "Influenza" AND "H1N1" under search field Topic. Click Search button.

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Step 2
Choose an article where Times Cited is more than 10. Click on it.

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Step 3
Click on Citation Map to quickly analyze all the References and Times Cited articles in a visual map.

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Step 4
Choose Forward & Backward. Then click Create Map.

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Step 5
In top left, choose Appearance > Set Node Text > Author. You can quickly see whom you have cited most, who are most interested in your work and identify potential collaboration opportunities or competitors.

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Step 6
Now choose Appearance > Set Node Text > Subject Category. You can see how various Subject Areas are connected together to advance innovations, or any new Subject Areas that has been developed from your work.

Try it now - log on to Web of Science.

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