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Full name: Nees Jan van Eck
Titles: PhD
Affiliation: Researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University
Email: ecknjpvan@cwts.leidenuniv.nl


I am doing research in the field of bibliometrics and scientometrics. My research focuses primarily on the development of visualization tools and algorithms, mainly for analyzing the structure and development of science. I am the main developer of VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer, two well-known software tools for visualizing bibliometric data. The VOSviewer software is frequently used in bibliometric studies. More than 1500 publications have appeared in international scientific journals in which the software is employed. In addition to my work on bibliometric visualization, I also focus on the study of bibliometric data sources and the analysis of the full text of scientific publications. In most of my research I am working closely together with Ludo Waltman.

I am editor brief communications of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, I serve in the editorial boards of Journal of Data and Information Science and Quantitative Science Studies, and I am an elected board member of the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics.

A list of my publications is available here.

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