Which Topics are Researchers & Groups of Researchers active in?
The SciVal Kepler release is now live! 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.
Topic Prominence for Researchers and Groups of Researchers
Since launching Topic Prominence in Science we have mentioned that it will be available for Researchers and Groups of Researchers, and now it’s here! Researchers are now able to get a much clearer picture of their overall research performance, and insight into the momentum or level of activity of particular Topics. Read more via the Topic Prominence infosite
Fig 1. Wheel of Science shows the Topics, which John Smith is most active in. In this case they main pertain to medicine.
Fig 2. The table allows you to browse the Topics which John Smith is most active in, sorted by Scholarly Output (2012-2017)
The h5-index added as a new metric
The h5-index will be added to the existing basket of metrics, and is the h-index based upon data from the last 5 years e.g. when selecting 2016, the h5-index will be for 2012-2016.
It is an established index which will be available for Institutions and Researchers, and can be filtered by subject areas.
Fig 3. The h5-index for Athena University in 2001 is 315, which is based upon the publications data (1997-2001)
ASJC filtering for Topics updated
Following on from last month’s release, where the ASJC subject classification filters were introduced for Topic Prominence in Science, and based upon feedback, we have now enhanced the filtering by introducing a threshold, which is based upon the relative article share. It reduces the number of Topics attributed to an institution e.g. when an institution has relatively few papers attributed to a particular Topic.
Currently the ASJC cut off is based on relative share of articles. The cut off threshold is 40%. It reduces the number of Topics attributed to an institution e.g. when an institution has relatively few papers attributed to a particular Topic.
E.g., If Topic A has ASJC articles as follows, only the highlighted ASJCs (2701, 2703, 1703, and 1503) would be retained.
Number of Articles
Relative share percentage
50/50 * 100 = 100
40/50 * 100 = 80
25/50 * 100 = 50
20/50 * 100 = 40
17/50 * 100 = 34
5/50 * 100 = 10
Book & Book Chapters now available in Benchmarking
You are now able to select Books and Book Chapters as a scholarly output metric, via the Benchmarking module, allowing you to analyze and compare Researchers’ and Institutions’ research performance.
Fig 4. Limit the scholarly output to Books and Book Chapters when analyzing a particular entity.