Discover Science Faster
Litmaps combines interactive citation maps, modern search tools, and regular email updates, to create the best research discovery experience ever.
Or explore one of these examples:

Universal basic income revisited: COVID-19, biopolitical trade-offs, and the expropriation of digital academic labour.
(Reveley et al., 2021)

Deep Learning.
(LeCun et al., 2015)

Experiences of Māori of Aotearoa New Zealand's public health system: a systematic review of two decades of published qualitative research.
(Graham et al., 2020)

Visualise Your Key Literature

Get an at-a-glance picture of your research topic.
Build a literature map to see connections between articles over time

Our dynamic visualisation shows the key info you need to make sense of the vast corpus of literature available. Whether you are working on a literature review, academic paper, or breakthrough technology, having an at-a-glance picture of your research topic is essential. So create a map of your key articles and capture what you have read, or need to read.

Adjust the map to your needs. Size nodes by citation count, set a finer time scale, or only show edges on hover.

Create Multiple Maps

Keep your research topics seperate and neatly organised. Combine maps to see the intersection and interactions between different topics.

Protein Biochemistry

In Silico Structural Biology

Making maps is as easy as 1, 2, 3
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Build from a Seed Article

Create a map from a “seed article” to quickly find the most connected articles around that article. This is a great starting point to build from.
You can also share a link to a seed paper to share with others.

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From your Reference Library

Import your existing library from Zotero, Endnote, Mendeley and more.

Reference manager logos, Zotero, Endnote, and Mendeley.
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From an Authors' Work

Create a map from an authors' ORCID iD.

Reference manager logos, Zotero, Endnote, and Mendeley.
Modern Search Tools at your Fingertips
Using the right search tools for the different discovery tasks you need to perform is challenging. We combine Quick Search, Explore and Systematic* in one place.
Quick Search
Search by keywords, and date, then see how your search results connect to your maps.
Find articles that are closely connected to your maps.

Explore crawls the citation network starting from the maps or keywords you provide.

After inspecting thousands of articles, Explore results are ranked by the quantity and strength of connection to your input maps and/or keywords.

Then you can add relevant articles to maps, “ignore” or “avoid” individual articles. Ignoring an article removes it from future Explore results, and avoiding an article tells Explore to actively avoid these articles when traversing the citation tree.

From there you can re-run Explore to iterate toward what you are looking for.

*Systematic Search coming soon. Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on our progress.

Get Notified as New Articles Connect to Your Maps

Keeping up to date can be tough as more and more research is published. So let our Litmaps robots email you regular updates to help you stay informed of new articles that connect to your maps.

Export Your Discoveries
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Generate a literature map figure for use in presentations, posters, and publications, or just share it on Twitter.
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Export your project to your reference manager.
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