The Citation Cloud of a Biomedical Article: Enabling Citation Analysis
Preprints are manuscripts made publicly available before they have been submitted for formal peer review and publication. They might contain new research findings or data. Preprints can be a draft or final version of an author's research but must not have been accepted for publication at the time of submission.
Using open citations provided by iCite and other sources, we have built an extension to PubMed that allows any user to visualize and analyze the “citation cloud” around any target article A: the set of articles cited by A; those which cite A; those which are co-cited with A; and those which are bibliographically coupled to A. This greatly enables the study of citations by the scientific community. The Citation Cloud can be accessed by running any query on the Anne O’Tate value-added PubMed search interface http://arrowsmith.psych.uic.edu/cgi-bin/arrowsmith_uic/AnneOTate.cgi and clicking on the Citations button next to any retrieved article.