SciVal is useful for analysing and benchmarking research performance at the levels of individual researchers, research groups, institutions and countries.
Scopus is the data source used in SciVal.
SciVal consists of five modules:
Overview: presents high-level pre-defined analyses of the research performance of JCU in relation to other institutions, countries and groups of researchers.
Benchmarking: create your groups based on institutions, researchers, publications, countries or research areas to benchmark research performance using a variety of metrics, including the metrics in this LibGuide.
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.
Groups of JCU researchers have been created within SciVal that will be useful for you to benchmark your research. The groups include each of the following:
each Research Centre
Academic Levels for researchers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and HASS (Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences) disciplines.
SciVal is available to JCU staff and students from the Library's Databases page. The SciVal link below will take you there.
Note that the first time you use SciVal, you need to be on campus to authenticate your access. See the step-by-step screenshots file below for more information.
SciVal offers access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide. It can be used to assess research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyse research trends. Sign in via your institution.
Available to James Cook University users only.
To get started in SciVal, download and work through the slides in the following file.
As explained above and in the second slide of this file, one of the first things we recommend you do is to send a request for access to the groups at JCU that will be useful for benchmarking your research.
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