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

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.

Get up to speed on Topics, quickly and easily.

As you know, there are over 97,000 unique Topics identified in SciVal, and each of those Topics consist of a cluster of several related articles. How can you familiarize yourself with and get an understanding of Topics with which you’re not familiar? We have now introduced ‘Representative Papers’ which are papers centrally cited, at the core of a particular Topic and will provide you with a deeper understanding of the Topic.

As with many other Topic Prominence in Science developments, the calculation of Representative publications is based upon work by Kevin Boyack and Richard Klavans, and as they explain:

“Representative publications are very strongly linked within the topic, and are intended to give us a feel for the central research question of a topic. They typically have many within-topic links and a high fraction of their links within the topic, and are also relatively highly cited for their age.”

Read more about the calculation of Representative publications via our Topic Prominence FAQ

Trends: Keyphrase word cloud update

Based upon your feedback, you will notice that the color scheme for the keyphrase word cloud has been updated. Green now represents growing keyphrases, whereas blue keyphrases are declining. When hovering over a particular keyphrase, it will turn orange for ease of identification. The calculation using Elsevier’s Fingerprinting Technology, to extract distinctive keyphrases in a particular Research Area, remains unchanged.

Charts & graphs redesigned in Trends

In order ensure consistency across all the modules, and making the designs more legible and accessible we have updated the charts and graphs in the Trends module. E.g. if you look at the ‘Author’ tab within Trends you can see that we have moved the legend to the right and updated the labeling for the axes.

Merge your Reports & further Reporting updates

As part of last month’s Newton release, we merged the Analyses and Reports libraries for ease of use and navigation. We have now made further enhancements

  • Filter your Reports and Analyses, to quickly identify items of interest in a large Library of Reports
  • Merge several Reports or Folders (containing several Reports) together
  • Copy feature allows you to duplicate anything in Reporting to use as a template

Further improvements to the Reporting functionality will be made in upcoming releases.

Want to know more about the Reporting functionality, and how to take full advantage of the latest updates and improvements? Watch our webinar.