A tool-box developed by Olle Persson, Inforsk, Umeå univ, Sweden

Bibexcel is designed to assist a user in analysing bibliographic data, or any data of a textual nature formatted in a similar manner.The idea is to generate data files that can be imported to Excel, or any program that takes tabbed data records, for further processing.
This tool-box includes a number of tools, some of them visible in the window and others hide behind the menues. Don't try to learn them all at once. Better to start with what you want to accomplish and then try out the tools for that purpose. Many of the tools can be used in combination to achieve the desired result.

So far bibexcel is a free-ware for academic non-profit use. Don't be too optimistic about my assistance when you start using the program. Still, please report bugs to me!

Keywords (indicating what you can do with Bibexcel):
citation analysis
shared references
bibliographic coupling
cluster analysis
prepare bibliometric maps, mapping
Pajek, NetDraw
Bibexcel uses ISI records, SCI, SSCI, A&HCI,
but Bibexcel can also convert other formats

Download the latest version

Always replace old bibexcel.exe with the newest one!
Latest up-date will show at the top of the Bibexcel-window!

Also, download these help-files:

Please note that these help-files are not updated as fast as the program.

In some instances you will also need comdlg32.ocx to reside in c:\windows\system. But first, please rename the old comdlg32.ocx in case you will need it for other programs.

NEW! Please download this "Festschrift" and read the 1st chapter that shows how to use Bibexcel

Installing Bibexcel
Make a c:\bibexcel directory, and put the downloaded files there!
Now it might even work if you put the files in another drive and directory!
When you start bibexcel.exe the system will tell you if you'll need additional files.
Get them from the net or elsewhere.

Bibexcel also runs under Linux using "wine"

Mapping - use Pajek!
Bibexcel can produce net-files for co-authorships, co-citations etc, and then convert these for further analysis and visualization with Pajek. Bibexcel can also make clu-files and vec-files for Pajek. Pajek is freely available on the net.

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Olle Persson
Department of Sociology Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå 

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