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.