Identifying the authors and research groups most frequently publishing in a particular disease or therapy area is useful for distinguishing key opinion leaders and creating watch lists for research updates. Deeper analyses to identify authors who commonly publish together can also be undertaken. Assessing the major journals and/or journal categories is helpful to identify potential journals for submission and to provide further insight into the typical audience in a particular research area.
Differentiating studies in a particular disease or therapy area based on study type and/or geographic location provides useful information for publication planning. These assessments can be further broken down by year of publication to assess trends over time.