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SciVal, which is based on Scopus data, provides access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide.  SciVal enables users to benchmark and analyse publication output at an individual, group and institutional level.

First time users of SciVal will need to create an account, unless they already have accounts for other Elsevier products, such as Scopus, ScienceDirect, ClinicalKey, or Engineering Village. For more information on how to use SciVal, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Defining a Researcher

To analyse the output of a researcher, users will firstly need to define the researcher in SciVal.  Instructions to do this are here.

You may need to update the profile of a researcher after they have been defined.  Instrucctions for how to do this are here.

The 'Overview' module has predefined time periods, which are updated annually.  To find publication metric data outside of these time periods, use the 'Benchmarking' module.  For more information on how to use the 'Benchmarking' module, contact your Liaison Librarian.

The default classification scheme used in SciVal is the All Science Journal Classification Categories (ASJC).  To change to another scheme, such as Field of Research (FoR) codes, click on the current scheme and select from the dropdown menu.

Choose a subject area filter to see the performance of an entity in that field.


Overview Module

This module provides an overview of an entity's publication metrics, including the field-weighted citation impact, h-index, number of publications, citations per publication. Click through the other tabs, such as 'Published' and 'Cited' to get a more detailed analysis.  All information in the 'Overview' module can be exported as a spreadsheet, and some data can be exported as a pdf or picture file.