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Journal scoping

Maximize the impact of your publication strategy through a comprehensive and rational approach to journal selection with our high-resolution, topic-specific publishing analytics. Go beyond simplistic measures like journal impact factor to select the right outlet for your research focus, objectives, and target audience.

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Power your decision-making

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Each intelligence board leverages integrated and enriched data
from diverse sources, allowing you to:


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  • Journals publishing in your area of interest  
  • Journals of high relative strength based on multiple performance factors
  • Which journals influential authors choose for their research publications  
  • The most appropriate journal for your particular article type


Confidently select the most appropriate journal for your publication by leveraging bibliometric analysis, clustering algorithms, and topic modeling techniques to:

Find the most appropriate journal for your target audience

  • Identify journals with readerships closely aligned with your target audience, ensuring your research reaches the stakeholders most likely to benefit from it, discuss it, and share it

Consolidate research credibility

  • Quantify the relative strength of selected journals to elevate the perceived value of your research
  • Compare clusters of journals with similar characteristics to gauge suitability based on bespoke criteria

Mitigate selection bias

  • Make objective decisions based on the specific merits of your research and its alignment with each journal rather than relying on traditional metrics like journal impact factor
  • Avoid bias towards more established journals by considering publication history and impact trajectory, offering opportunity for authors to contribute to emerging scholarly discourse without overlooking any potential publishing avenues

Streamline the manuscript submission process

  • Expedite the externalization of your research and maximize the cost-effectiveness of your publication plan by selecting journals with appropriate scopes and more rapid review and publishing processes  

Track trends in publishing and competitor activity

  • Over a 10-year period, identify trending journals within specific author subsets and affiliations
  • Identify journals where your competitors are publishing, allowing you to strategically choose complementary or contrasting outlets

Maintain a clear view of the publication landscape throughout the lifecycle of your product with user-defined information updates.

Use cases

Plan your publication schedule to align with regulatory submissions, product launches, or major conferences, ensuring timely research dissemination

Target journals that align with your market access strategies, ensuring your research reaches key stakeholders in specific regions

Select journals that can reach a broad audience across different fields, enhancing the cross-disciplinary impact of your research

Determine the size and characteristics of the patient population most likely to benefit from an intervention

Select clinically relevant endpoints, outcome measures, and comparators for clinical trials

Facilitate clinical trial recruitment by identifying regions or populations with high disease prevalence

Choose journals that cater to your intended audience

Engage with influential stakeholders through targeted publications, building relationships and credibility within the medical community

Maximize the visibility and credibility of your publications, enhancing the impact of your research

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Modular knowledge base

  • Interactive data visualizations for easy self-serve analysis and insight surfacing

  • Comprehensive opinion leader profiles for effective interaction planning and engagement

  • Multiple data export options for rapid insight sharing across your business

  • Customizable, modular knowledge bases with no user limits

A VISFO "Key Opinion Leader (KOL) intelligence board" displayed on both a desktop and mobile screen. The board includes an interactive KOL map, as well as the results of a KOL influence analysis."