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.
Below is a preview of the things to come in SciVal.
Please note that as with all roadmaps, the features and timings may change.
Funding awarded grant and usage data available throughout SciVal.
In the next release we will add funding awarded grant data from 16 large funding bodies from the US, Canada, UK and Australia to SciVal.
Why is this important?
Funding awarded grant data provide a glimpse into the future. They show a preview into the science areas that will be researched before the research papers have been written, read and cited.
Our funding awarded grant data will be available in all four modules and can be used to benchmark institutions and countries against each other:
- Which institutions are the most successful in getting funding?
- Which of those institutions collaborate with my institution or internationally?
- Which subject areas are they working on and how are they performing?
But this is only the beginning! We will begin a programme to include additional funding bodies in 2016 and beyond.
Improvements to MySciVal – easy creation of organizational units.
In the upcoming release we will implement further improvements to the departmental structure population of SciVal.
- Support for organizational structures when importing
- Improvements to the creation of organizational structures
- General improvements to MySciVal
Publication profiles from institutions across top journal percentiles.
We will be introducing Elsevier’s new journal metric, CiteScore, in SciVal this year.
What does it measure?
CiteScore calculates the citations from all documents in year-one to all documents published in the prior three years for that journal. It therefore gives a more robust and accurate indication of journal performance.
Why is it important?
It allows comparing the publication profile from your institution to other institutions across top journal percentiles.