Import Articles into Litmaps

Here's how to bring in your existing research into Litmaps.

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Written by Marina Kisley
Updated over a week ago

It's easy to bring in papers from other applications and reference managers into Litmaps.


In this guide, we'll show you how to import papers into Litmaps, so you can start exploring their connections and seeing your existing research from new angles.

Do you have articles stored elsewhere, but don't know how to export them?

See this guide on how to export papers from any reference manager, like Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote, PaperPile etc.

Importing Articles into a Litmap

In this section, we'll cover how to create a new Litmap with articles you already have stored.

  1. Go to the Litmaps app

  2. Click "New Litmap"

  3. Click

  4. Drop in a BibTeX, RIS or Pubmed of articles you have. Click here to see how to export papers from external sources.

  5. Click "Create Litmap"

  6. Done! You now have a Litmap of your articles.

From the same Litmap you can either search for more articles, design and customize your Map, or enable search monitoring.

Tip: You can also save your articles locally in Litmaps by Tagging them.

Importing Articles into a Tag

In addition to creating a new Litmap with imported articles, you can also bring in your articles and save them in Litmaps using Tags. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Litmaps app

  2. Click the new Tag icon, in the left side-bar:

  3. Name your new Tag, and click "Done"

  4. Click at the top right of your Tag.

  5. Click "Upload File"

  6. Drop in a BibTeX, RIS or Pubmed of articles you have. Click here to see how to export papers from external sources.

  7. Click "Add to Tag"

Now, you've saved all your imported papers to a new Tag. If you want to expand your research and find more articles related to these, then just click at the top of the Tag.

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