Research papers are related to each other by citations, making a network or web of references. These reference webs might show relationships between research papers that are otherwise difficult to discover. In the least I hoped they might make some pretty looking networks. You can see the Web of some of my publications here. The web of some of my publications and papers they cited more than five times is here.
The Web of Science can be used to produce a list of references on a particular subject, for example, that contains papers that these papers cite. The code given below takes this list and converts into into a matrix that describes who cites whom. You can use it to draw the Reference Web using GraphViz, for example. The code will also add references that are not in the original list, but are cited by many of the references in the list.
Here are the R functions.
Here is a list of references from the Web of Science. To make your own, create a marked list and save it to file with cited references and abbreviated source boxes checked.
Here is an example of using the functions on this list of references.
There's been little testing and some of the functions are a little sensitive. Please contact Owen with problems or improvements. E.g., it doesn't deal well with hyphenated author names.