Create Local Citation Graph

Created: 2015-10-11 14:45:46

This workflow demonstrates how to build a local citation/reference graph for a single pubilcation in PubMed. The id input is the PubMed id (pmid) for any publication in the PubMed or PMC Europe. The workflow then queries the PMC Europe Web services to get the citations and references for this publication. Two XPath parsers are used to extract the citation and reference ids, which are then combined and passed on to an Rshell that draws a Sugiyama style layered graph using the igraph package. This workflow obviously does not do anything really useful in and by itself, but it may be used as a starting point for or component in a larger and more meaningful bibliometrics analysis.

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