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Bibliometric analysis is a statistical method to summarize the amount of scientific activity in a domain. Insights can be derived from bibliometrics to understand the development trend of the research domain. R is an open sourced programming language specialized for statistical computing and graphic visualization. To benefit from the convenience of R and the outcome of bibliometric analysis, we here introduce BibeR, a web-based application for the visualization of bibliometric analysis. An example of bibliometric analysis on the articles published in journal Scientometrics is used to illustrate the usage of BibeR. The development of BibeR is still in progress, and future possibly improvements on BibeR are discussed.
This work is intended to submit to the journal PeerJ Computer Science.