Co-authorship networks are a visual representation of research networks and can help illustrate the level of collaboration among a group of researchers (e.g., grantees, international or industry collaborators, or faculty mentors).
There are several tools and workflows to create co-authorship networks. VOS Viewer is a free application that is compatible with publication exports from PubMed, Dimensions, Scopus, and Web of Science. It can be used to create co-authorship networks, citation networks based on journals or individual publications, and research term co-occurrence maps, among others.
Image source: VOS Viewer
The Dimensions Plus database offers a built-in co-authorship network visualzation tool powered by VOSViewer Online. This Dimensions blog post offers a quick overview of how to create researcher networks using Dimensions Analytical Views:
Contact the U-M Library Data Visualization team to schedule a consultation about creating co-author network visualizations.