See what SciVal can do for you

A web-based analytics solution with unparalleled power and flexibility that provides comprehensive access to the research performance of over 20,000 research institutions and their associated researchers from 230 nations worldwide. SciVal allows you to visualize your research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop strategic partnerships, identify and analyze new, emerging research trends, and create uniquely tailored reports.

SciVal at a glance

SciVal helps you assess your institution's research performance from a variety of perspectives in order to establish, execute and evaluate strategies based on reliable evidence.

Using advanced data analytics, machine learning and natural language processing, SciVal allows you to instantly analyze and gain insights from large amounts of research information including:

  • Over 55 million publication records (post 1996) from more than 24,000 serial titles from 5,000+ publishers worldwide
  • Research information from more than 20,000 research institutions and their associated researchers from 230 nations worldwide through more than 300 trillion metric values enable you to generate powerful analyses and data visualizations on-demand.
Integrated modular platformVisualize research performance from multiple perspectives using SciVal's intuitive interface.
Create and analyze research entitiesTest scenarios by modeling Research Areas or groups such as newly evolving interdisciplinary Research Areas, groups of researchers to apply for a large-scale grant program, or potential departmental reorganizations.
Select simple or sophisticated metricsSelect and combine any set of metrics to monitor research entities performance or select a reporting template to gain a balanced overview quickly.
Big Data TechnologyView and analyze large datasets, quickly, and generate visualizations and tables on-demand.
Scopus publications and citation dataGet access to comprehensive publication data drawn from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer reviewed publications.
Scopus usage dataIncorporate COUNTER compliant usage data from Scopus into your analysis to reflect the engagement of the research community.
Patent article citations dataGet a proxy for innovation and knowledge transfer with patent-article citations – i.e. specific references in patents to published research – from five of the world’s largest patent offices (WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), EPO (European Patent Office), JPO (Japan Patent Office) & IPO (Intellectual Property Office, UK)


Visualize research performance

Access comprehensive research performance summaries of any desired research entities, identify their unique research strengths and multidisciplinary Research Areas.

  • Retrieve at-a-glance, standardized reports instantly with reporting templates or create your own reports
  • Get a high-level overview of the research performance of your institution, other institutions, countries and researchers
  • Access Topic Prominence in Science overviews for research entities such as institutions, countries and researchers

SciVal gives our researchers the ability to export an overview of their own performance at the click of a button.

Sam Gray, Impact and Engagement Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University


Benchmark your progress

Compare the performance of institutions, countries, and pre-defined groups, or create your own Research Areas and monitor progress over time.

  • Perform in-depth analyses to meet your specific objectives by selecting any combination of subject areas and metrics from a comprehensive set
  • Identify your relative strengths and weaknesses to inform your research planning and strategy

SciVal goes beyond the simple metrics and offers a range of sophisticated indicators to analyze research impact.

Jonathan Greer, Research Information Manager, Queen’s University Belfast


Develop collaborative partnerships

Analyze existing and potential collaborations and partnerships, as well as key contributing researchers based on publication output and citation impact.

  • Highly accurate profiles are backed up by an array of metrics and visualizations that provide insights into focus, activity, productivity and impact, supporting the development of new and existing partnerships across all sectors.
  • Identify collaborative institutions and co-authorships by drilling into specific subject areas, Topics of Prominence or self-defined research topics.

How SciVal can help ­  ­ Read ASU case study


Analyze research trends

Analyze the research trends of any Research Area, Topic or Topic Cluster with citation and usage data, to discover key researchers, rising stars and current developments in fields of interest.

  • View the overall performance of a Research Area, then dig deeper into the activity and impact of the institutions, countries, authors and journals involved and inform your research strategy accordingly.
  • Usage information complements citation data to give a more complete picture of research performance and activity.


Utilize reporting templates or create customized Reports

You can quickly utilize reporting templates for researchers, institutions and Topics to gain a  balanced overview of these entities, or create analyses from across the modules, combining a selection of analyses to create uniquely tailored Reports.

  • Save your most used reports in SciVal to export and share whenever you need to
  • Select from a number of predefined reporting templates as a starting point
  • Edit the analyses, adding and removing entities, changing the year range and/or selecting more metrics and save
  • Share Reports with other SciVal users within your Institution

Customer stories

Institutions around the world use Elsevier's Research Intelligence tools to answer the most pressing challenges that their researchers and research managers face.

Here are some of their stories

Research Intelligence in action

A selection of infographics using our data, metrics and tools. Where will the data take you?

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