Gecko is here to help you find the most relevant papers to your research
and give you a more complete sense of the research landscape.
Simply provide several 'seed papers' that define an area you are interested
in and Gecko will search out all the papers that they cite and all the papers that cite them.
It then builds a network from all of these papers allowing you to quickly
identify important papers you may have missed.
For example, papers that are cited by all of your seed papers are likely to be important
foundational papers in the field, whilst papers that cite a lot of the seed
papers are likely to be more recent papers in the same area that might be worth reading.
The more seed papers you pick the more you can narrow in on a specific topic.
To get started add some seed papers by clicking 'add more seed papers' in the left-hand panel.
This will give you three options:
Add by DOI
Search by Title
For a demo of what Gecko can do, click Upload BibTex and then click DEMO.
The papers are displayed in a list in the left-hand panel and as a graph in the right hand panel.
In the list view you can switch between a list of your seed papers and the list of papers connected to them
by clicking the 'Seeds' or 'Connected' tabs respectively.
Seeds and be removed by clicking the red cross in the top left-hand corner of the box
Connected papers can be sorted by either the number of "Seeds Cited" or "Seeds Cited-By" in order to find the highly connected papers.
If one of the connected papers seems highly relevant you can add it as a
seed paper by clicking the green plus in the top left corner of the box. This expands the network in order to uncover more papers.
In this view you can see how each paper connects to the different seed papers graphically.
You can switch between viewing a graph showing only references of the seed papers and a graph
showing only the papers that cite the seed papers by clicking the grey node in the key to toggle between the two.
In order to hide less well connected papers from the Network View use the slider to select
the minimum number of connections a paper requires to be displayed.
Click on a node to highlight the papers it is connected to. You can turn a connected paper into a seed in the network view by clicking the 'Make Seed' button in the info box that pops up.
Gecko is here to help you find the most relevant papers to your research and give you a more complete sense of the research landscape.
Start from a small set of 'seed papers' that define an area you are interested. Gecko will search the citation network for connected papers allowing you to quickly identify important papers you may have missed.
Add seed papers...
The first step is to pick the seed papers that define your area of interest. There are a number of ways to do this....
What kind of papers are you looking for?
Your seed papers are shown as yellow circles.
To view / add / remove seed papers click the yellow circle in the side bar.
Papers connected to them are shown in grey.
The size corresponds to the number of seed paper connections.
To view a list of connected papers click the three grey circles in the side bar.
To switch between papers cited by seeds and papers citing seeds, click the toggle switch in the key.