SciVal Roadmap

SciVal is continually evolving, improving and being updated to suit your changing needs. We want to keep you informed of all the exciting and innovative features and functions which we are in the process of developing.  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.

See what’s on the road for SciVal!

*As with all Roadmaps it is an outline of future plans, and thus features and timings may change.

Roadmap 2018 & Beyond!

Exciting Developments

We will be updating the platform, as well as making updates and upgrades to existing functionalities. For the latest developments, and an overview of the plans for the new year see our jam-packed roadmap!

Q2 2018

  • Topic Prominence in Science updates and developments:
    • Will be available for Groups of Institutions
    • See which Topics your institution is the most active and prolific in – where are you a key contributor?
    • Representative papers - what are the central papers which I should be reading to get up to speed on a particular Topic, quickly?
  • Evaluate researchers filtered by articles published at their affiliated (home) institution
  • SciVal API update: Following on from our earlier release we will be supporting Publication Sets and Groups of Researchers
  • Push your organizational hierarchical structures developed in Pure, into SciVal

Q3 2018

  • Topic Prominence in Science:
    • Which Topics are related to mine? See high-momentum Topics in similar research areas to yours
    • Higher level of aggregation now available - we are currently working on the exact level of aggregation (watch this space)
  • Diacritic support for institution names - you'll be able to see name variants when searching for institutions
  • We will be providing additional subject classifications from rankings organizations (inc. THE, QS and KAKEN)

Q4 2018

  • SciVal Metrics Exchange. You will be able to upload your own select metrics into SciVal and choose who you want to share your metrics with, and thus receive access to their metrics in return (more information coming soon)
  • Look out for major improvements made to the Collaboration module
  • Topic Prominence in Science updates and developments:
    • Define new Research Areas based upon Topics


  • Topic Prominence in Science
    • & discovering & exploring various funding opportunities
  • Overhaul of the Trends Module
  • Media Mentions relating to individual Researchers will be available
  • There will be greater flexibility in the year-ranges in the Overview, Collaboration and Trends modules
  • Enhanced SciVal administrator capabilities - see who else is using SciVal at your institution
  • See who has cited your Institution and your individual Researchers: Cited-by metrics in the Overview module 
  • Option to filter on the first and corresponding author in Scholarly Output, to see where your Researchers are having the greatest impact