A citation-based method for searching scientific literature

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CoCites is developed by Dr. A. Cecile J.W. Janssens, research professor at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, USA. The performance of the method was evaluated in a large validation study (National Library of Medicine) and an applied study (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). These studies were conducted with Dr. Marta Gwinn, Dr. Michael Goodman, Kimberley Powell. Both projects were coordinated by J. Elaine Brockman. Manuscripts are in progress and can be found here once published. CoCites is a patented method (US10635705).


ACJW Janssens, ML Gwinn. Novel citation-based search method for scientific literature: application to meta-analyses. BMC Med Res Methods 2015;15:84. (Article)

ACJW Janssens, ML Gwinn, JE Brockman, K Powell, M Goodman. Novel citation-based search method for scientific literature: a validation study. BMC Med Res Methodol 2020;20:25. (Article)

ACJW Janssens, M Goodman, K Powell, M Gwinn. A critical evaluation of the algorithm behind the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR). PLoS Biology 2017; 15:e2002536. (Article)


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