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Identify Potential Collaborators By Research Analysis Tools: Introduction to SciVal

This guide provides faculty and researchers with information on how to identify collaborators by analyzing authorship, readership and citation links in SciVal, Google Scholar, ResearchGate or Mendeley.

What is SciVal

Currently three modules of SciVal are available to the University of Pittsburgh affiliated users: Overview, Benchmarking, and Trends.

  • The Overview module provides a high-level overview of the research performance of home Institution, other Institutions, Countries and Groups of Researchers.
  • The Benchmarking module compare and benchmark home Institution to other Institutions, Researchers and Groups of Researchers using a variety of metrics.
  • The Trends module enables researchers to find out  the current scientific trends to determine a new research strategy, find collaboration opportunities and rising stars.

How Does SciVal Benefit Researchers?

The Overview module provides a high-level overview of the research performance of home Institution, other Institutions, Countries and Groups of Researchers.

Fig 1. SciVal Overview Module (Showing institutional performance)

The Benchmarking module compare and benchmark home Institution to other Institutions, Researchers and Groups of Researchers using a variety of metrics.

Fig 2. Scival Benchmarking Function (Comparing two IS researchers)

 

The Trends module enables researchers to find out  the current scientific trends to determine a new research strategy, find collaboration opportunities and rising stars.

Fig.3 SciVal Trends Module (Showing Trend of a Research Area, eg. Information Science)

Quick Guide to SciVal

Get a quick overview of SciVal, how you can use it and how it can help you.

  1. Getting started with SciVal
  2. Working with entities
  3. Using SciVal for strategic planning
View the SciVal Online Manual
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