SciVal is now available at Washington University. Becker Medical Library purchased access for the entire campus. Note: To access SciVal each user must create a SciVal account or use an existing account for another Elsevier product, such as Scopus or Science Direct.
“SciVal enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends.” Publication, author and citation data in SciVal is primarily from Scopus (including over 21,500 peer-reviewed journals, over 360 trade publications, conference proceedings and more than 130,000 books). Scopus content is strongest in sciences but social sciences and arts & humanities coverage is growing. [More about Scopus content.] Other sources include mass media mentions (from LexisNexis) and patent article citation sources. Additional data sources are in development.
- SciVal Features
- SciVal info (from Elsevier pages), including SciVal Metrics Guidebook
- Becker Medical Library has a nice description, but don’t use their links to SciVal if you don’t have a Beckerproxy account.
Scopus, Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators and Journal Citation Reports are other major bibliometric data tools available at Washington University. Our Research Impact and Evaluation guide may be useful in exploring these ideas.