Connected Papers

Getting a visual overview of a field of research. You will be able to see at a glance which papers are most popular in the field, as well as the various dynamics between areas of study. Making sure you haven’t missed a key paper. This is especially useful in fields that constantly produce a large volume of new papers. Exploring relevant papers in a bi-directional manner. Connected Papers lets you discover the most important prior and derivative work in your area of interest.


Get a visual overview of a new academic field
Enter a typical paper and we’ll build you a graph of similar papers in the field. Explore and build more graphs for interesting papers that you find – soon you’ll have a real, visual understanding of the trends, popular works and dynamics of the field you’re interested in.

Make sure you haven’t missed an important paper
In some fields like Machine Learning, so many new papers are published it’s hard to keep track. With Connected Papers you can just search and visually discover important recent papers. No need to keep lists.

Create the bibliography for your thesis
Start with the references that you will definitely want in your bibliography and use Connected Papers to fill in the gaps and find the rest!

Discover the most relevant prior and derivative works
Use our Prior Works view to find important ancestor works in your field of interest. Use our Derivative Works view to find literature reviews of the field, as well as recently published State of the Art that followed your input paper.

We support your scientific field
Whether you’re a machine learning researcher, a biology student or a philosopher – we use the Semantic Scholar database which contains hundreds of millions of papers from all fields of science.




Q What is Connected Papers?

Connected Papers is an online platform that allows researchers to visualize and explore research papers using citation networks.

Q How can I use Connected Papers for my research?

Users can enter the title or DOI of a research paper and Connected Papers will generate a visualization of the paper's citation network. This can help users discover related papers and explore the research landscape around a particular topic.

Q Is Connected Papers free to use?

Yes, Connected Papers is completely free to use for researchers and academics. There are no hidden fees or charges for using the platform.

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