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Research impact and citation analysis: SciVal

About SciVal

SciVal is a research performance assessment tool that provides analysis of publication and citation data included in Scopus. Scopus covers over 30 million publications from 1996 to the present. SciVal does a weekly check for new publications in Scopus. Researchers and institutions in SciVal are then automatically updated with any new publications found in Scopus. 

SciVal can provide analysis of the performance of your own research, or at the University, College, School or research group level (including the field weighted citation impact), as well as individual researchers and institutions worldwide. SciVal allows you to visualise research performance, benchmark against peers using a number of metrics, review co-author networks and identify potential collaborative partnerships.

Accessing SciVal
SciVal is available to all University of Newcastle staff and students and can be accessed via the Library's Databases A-Z List, or from within Scopus. If you already have a Scopus or Science Direct username and password you can login to SciVal with that. If you are accessing SciVal for the first time, click Sign in, then follow the prompts to register.

Using SciVal

SciVal consists of five modules:

  • Overview: presents high-level pre-defined analyses of the research performance of The University of Newcastle in relation to other institutions, countries and groups of researchers.
  • Benchmarking: create groups based on institutions, researchers, publications, countries or research areas to benchmark research performance using a variety of metrics.
  • Collaboration: identify and analyze existing and potential collaboration opportunities, and see who others are collaborating with.
  • Trends: analyze research areas to find current scientific trends and spot growing or declining topics in a field, collaboration opportunities and rising stars.
  • Reporting: customise reports for specific purposes.

More help

A range of webinars are included in SciVal to provide practical tips on how to get started.