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Spotlight on Washington University from SciVal

SciVal offers access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 countries using publication, citation and usage data from Scopus. Scopus is a large database of peer-reviewed literature that contains 38 million publication records representing 21,915 journals worldwide covering the Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. SciVal is built on an integrated modular platform that allows for analysis of research performance of Washington University and other research entities such as institutions, countries, research groups, individual researchers, and research topics.

There are four SciVal modules:

  • Overview
  • Benchmarking
  • Collaboration
  • Trends

SciVal enables you to visualize research performance for any entity or researcher, save reports, and generate graphs and charts for reporting purposes. Data can also be exported in Excel for custom reports.As follows is a brief overview of the 2016 WU publications available from the Overview module.

What do the numbers mean?

  • Scholarly Output: The number of 2016 WU publications.
  • Citations: Total citations received by the 2016 WU publications.
  • Field-Weighted Citation Impact:The ratio of citations received relative to the expected world average for the subject field, publication type and publication year. More than 1 means that the output is more cited than expected according to the global average; for example, 1.48 means 48% more cited than expected. 
  • Outputs in Top Citation Percentiles (top 10%): Percentage of the 2016 WU publications in the top 10% of most cited publications worldwide.
  • Citations per Publication: The average number of citations received for the 2016 WU publications.
  • International Collaboration: Percentage of the 2016 WU publications with an author with an international affiliation.

Are you interested in learning more about SciVal?

Becker Medical Library invites you to participate in a SciVal training session presented by two Elsevier SciVal representatives on Friday September 22, 2017, Room 213 at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. SciVal is a database that allows for analysis of the research performance of Washington University and other entities such as institutions, countries, research groups, individual researchers, and research topics.   

 The training session will cover the following topics:

  • Brief introduction to SciVal
  • Overview module and SciVal metrics, including Viewed and Societal Impact metrics
  • Collaboration and Trends modules and creating reports (individuals, groups and institutions)
  • Benchmarking module, introduction to Topics of Prominence in Science and creating reports (individuals, groups and institutions)

There will be two identical sessions, morning (9-11:45 am) and afternoon (1-3:45 pm), to select from. Registration is required for planning purposes, with a limit of 27 registrants for each session. An email reminder will be sent to registrants.

To register, please select a morning or afternoon session: 

Morning Session: 9:00 to 11:45 am

Afternoon Session: 1:00 to 3:45 pm

 

Questions? Contact Cathy Sarli or Amy Suiter

 

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