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CitNetExplorer is freely available for non-commercial research and teaching purposes. Below you can download the most recent version of the software.


To download and run CitNetExplorer, take the following steps:

  • Download CitNetExplorer from this web page.
  • Create a new folder and unpack the downloaded ZIP file in this folder.
  • On Windows systems, run the CitNetExplorer Windows executable. On other systems, run the CitNetExplorer JAR file.

To run CitNetExplorer, Java version 6 or higher needs to be installed on your system. If Java is not installed on your system, you can obtain it here.

Launch CitNetExplorer

Instead of downloading CitNetExplorer, you can also launch CitNetExplorer directly from this web page. This requires Java to be installed on your system.

Launch CitNetExplorer 1.0.0


CitNetExplorer is distributed under a non-commercial research and teaching license.

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