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SciVal is a bibliometric tool that uses data from Scopus to analyze the research performance of universities, groups, individuals and even countries. As a researcher, you can use SciVal to create evaluation reports, to visualize your research performance and to benchmark against colleagues or develop collaborations.

SciVal - Analysis tool for scientific output

Scival is only accessible within the UvA buildings. You can use your Elsevier account or create a new account if you do not have one yet.

Options in SciVal

  • With Scival it is possible to analyze the research trends of research areas with citation and publication data and to discover the top researchers and upcoming talents.
  • It is possible to choose individual researchers or to put together groups of researchers or on the basis of subject or publication set.
  • Scival runs on a supercomputer and therefore it is possible to quickly generate and visualize large data sets and tables.
  • The key figures are calculated for the UvA as a whole. It is possible to import data sets from, for example, PURE.

Scival offers four analysis modules: Overview, Benchmarking, Collaboration and Reports. Find short explenations for each module below.

Key figures (Field-weighted citation impact, citations per publication, h-index) based on publications and citations, research areas, cooperation, economic impact, etc. The results can be shown and saved in both a table and a graphical presentation.

Compare individuals or groups based on the subject area in which they are published. A choice can be made between various types of key figures, such as scientific output, citations, economic output, societal impact, etc. Benchmarking can be used to compare institutions, authors and groups.

A map display of the institutions that the UvA cooperates with. It is also possible to tailor the dataset to your own field. Not only the current collaboration can be mapped, but it is also possible to identify opportunities for future collaborations.

With this module you are able to create reports. The data in SciVal comes from Scopus and the tool has access to information on universities, countries and individual researchers. You can also create groups or research areas using keywords and analyze the names of your colleagues or employees and group performances.

The library supports the use of Scival and can help with carrying out analyzes. For more information and feedback on use, please contact the information specialists of the relevant field.