SciVal Releases

SciVal does not sit still. We continue to invest in the platform, add new metrics, functionality and data types to help meet the reporting requirements of senior management, research administrators, researchers, government & funding agencies.

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Advanced Topic search to aid discoverability

May 2019

It will now be faster and easier to find Topics of interest, thanks to a more sophisticated search functionality.

Introducing higher-level Topic aggregation via Topic Clusters

February 2019

The 96,000 Topics are very niche and whilst they are easy to understand for the subject experts, that is more difficult for subject generalists. To help aid discovery and understanding of the Topics, we have taken the Topics and aggregated them to around 1,500 Topic Clusters. These Topic Clusters allow you to start with a more generic area of research, uncover the top researcher and institutions and then drill down into the Topics that make up the Topic Cluster.

Researchers analyze their academic collaborations locally and internationally

December 2018

Named for Russian physicist and mathematician, Nikolay Umov known for discovering the concept of Umov-Poynting vector and Umov effect. We have added more metrics to the Benchmarking module, provided further responsible use of metrics guidance and allow you to analyze the collaborations of individual Researchers.

Change your view on the world. New heatmaps to visualize your global research collaborations.

November 2018

Named for the Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist, SciVal's Tesla release provides a revamped map to better visualize research collaborations, enhancement to the import researcher flow and the much sought after, ability to build Research Areas from Topics.

New Diacritic Support to display institution names in local language and more

September 2018

As part of SciVal’s Sagan release we now support local language characters, multiple name variations for an institution (local version & English) and a common acronym, aiding discoverability, and we’ve added a few more enhancements.

Exploring Related Topics in Trends and see papers published at your ‘home’ institution

August 2018

The SciVal Ride release is jam-packed with new features and functionalities. You can now explore Related Topics in Trends Discover related areas of research and broaden your understanding of a chosen Topic.

Topic Prominence in Science: Where am I a Key Contributor? And other exciting updates to SciVal.

July 2018

We are now also supporting Groups of Institutions for Topic Prominence, have added further enhancements and functionalities to the Reporting section, and there's a new Support Centre available for SciVal where you can stay up-to-date on all things SciVal related, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

Import your organizational structures into SciVal

June 2018

SciVal never sits still, and are constantly making updates to the platform, as well investing in the underlying data computing.

Want to get up to speed on a particular Topic? Read the Representative Papers

May 2018

As part of the SciVal Ohm release, you are now able to see the top 10 most influential papers, to get quickly up to speed on a specific Topic. We have also made several enhancements to the Reporting functionality, and changed the look of the keyphrase word cloud.

Creating Snapshots and generating Reports for year-on-year comparison

April 2018

Every year the date range in SciVal is updated, and this year is no different. On Monday May 7, the date range available in SciVal will be updated to reflect 2018 data.

Researchers can analyze their individual contribution to Topics

March 2018

You now have the option to filter out hyper-authored papers in the Collaboration module. Also, based upon your feedback, you can now evaluate and report on the collaboration between pre-defined groups in the Collaboration module.

Which Topics are Researchers & Groups of Researchers active in?

January 2018

For our first release of 2018, we’ve added some much anticipated updates. Topic Prominence is now available for Researchers and Groups of Researchers, we’ve introduced the h5-index and Books and Book Chapters are now available within the Benchmarking module.

See the most prominent Topics globally and manage your tags in MySciVal

December 2017

We've made updates to various functionalities, including mass media mentions, allowing you to export the underlying data sources for your institution’s mentions. We have updated Topic Prominence so that you can see the most prominent Topics globally and we've given you much greater flexibility in managing your tags in MySciVal.

Topic Prominence in Science

SciVal is evolving, and changing the way you work. We are expanding SciVal from being a purely evaluative and analytical tool, to assisting you with your research planning. Topic Prominence in Science will revolutionize the way in which you develop your research strategy by giving you and your colleagues a unique insight into identifying new, emerging research areas.

Introducing the SciVal API

An API stands for Application Programming Interface, and it provides a way for programs to talk to one another.

Export the top 500 most prominent topics for your institution

November 2017

As part of the latest release, which went live on November 7, you can now define researchers based upon their ORCID, view the underlying data for your mass media mentions, and export the top 500 most prominent Topics for your institution.

Fibonacci Release: You can now share and collaborate on Reports within your Institution

August 2017

Best known for introducing the sequence of Fibonacci numbers, Leonardo Fibonacci also popularized the Hindu–Arabic numeral system in the Western World.

Einstein Release: Export researchers and groups of researchers in MySciVal.

Jul 2017

We are excited to introduce our new interactive, guided tours, to improve your experience with SciVal. Whether you are new to SciVal or use it to create reports and analyses on a weekly, or more regular basis, you can take advantage of the helpful guided tours, in each module with useful tips & tricks. You can easily enable/disable the functionality and we hope that it will enhance your overall experience.

Darwin: Visualize your institution’s overall research performance and add it to your next Report

May 2017

As part of the latest release, we have expanded SciVal’s popular reporting functionality to the Overview module.

Curie: Import more publications from Scopus & Pure to SciVal!

April 2017

We’re always looking for ways to help you run my in-depth and uniquely tailored analyses within SciVal. Therefore we have increased the import limitations of publications from Scopus and Pure to SciVal. We have also made further updates to SciVal:

SciVal's new reporting functionality saves you time and effort

March 2017

New look for SciVal with updated landing page. Plus you can now edit your analyses and export the underlying data to csv/excel in the Reporting functionality and have the option to exclude self-citations from the calculation of FWCI

Archimedes: Examine the research output for your top 500 authors

February 2017

We have enhanced the new Reporting functionality with the ability to save your table sorting, zoomed in charts, and metric details in the report. In addition, we have added the export to the list of Scopus sources from your publication portfolio, accessible from the Overview module, and increased the author threshold so you can now analyze the research output for the Top 500 authors in the Overview module.

SciVal's new reporting functionality saves you time and effort

Jan 2017

Create personalized, tailored reports in no time at all. With our new reporting functionality we are able to save you even more time by allowing you to create and save reports, tailored to your specific needs.

Analyze the socio-economic impact of your research with our Mass Media Mentions functionality

Nov 2016

The new Awarded Grants functionality allows you to see which institutes have been awarded funding, from which funding bodies and pertaining to which specific subject areas.

SciVal's August 2016 release saves you time and effort, while providing more insights into the economic impact of your research

Aug 2016

The August release of SciVal provides the underlying patent data to measure your economic impact, in addition to helping you save time and effort in populating SciVal with department structures in just a few clicks.

Measure your economic impact with new metrics in SciVal

Feb 2016

This release of SciVal brings new metrics to measure your economic impact and publication visibility and sets a solid foundation for future development by migrating to the Amazon cloud.

SciVal's September 2015 release allows you to populate departmental structures in a few clicks

Sept 2015

This release brings a faster way to populate SciVal with departmental structures and analyse larger Research Areas, along with more powerful sharing options.

SciVal's June 2015 release brings new analyses to compare publication and collaboration impact across disciplines

June 2015

This release provides a number of improvements to help you to compare publication and collaboration impact across disciplines and share multiple entities with multiple peers.

SciVal's April 2015 release allows you to share your work more easily and analyze more deeply

April 2015

This release of brings with it a number of improvements to help you analyze more deeply and share your work more easily with your institutional peers.

SciVal's February 2015 release launches the new Trends module giving you the ability to examine your Research Areas in detail, to discover the top performers and rising stars.

February 2015

SciVal already provides unparalleled flexibility to define and create your own Research Areas. Released in February 2015, the new Trends module gives you the ability to examine these Research Areas in detail, to discover the top performers and rising stars.