SciVal Roadmap

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.

Q3 2016

funding awarded grant

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.

Research timeline - from idea to impact
[Research timeline - from idea to impact]

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?
Awards Volume (value)Awards Volume (count)
[Example of the information seen in the Overview module at an institutional level]

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.

Q3 2016

In the upcoming release we will implement further improvements to the departmental structure population of SciVal.

What's new?

  • Support for organizational structures when importing
  • Improvements to the creation of organizational structures
  • General improvements to MySciVal
Example of the new user interface and functionality when importing

[Example of the new user interface and functionality when importing]

Publication profiles from institutions across top journal percentiles.

Q4 2016

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.

Example of a comparison between two universities using CiteScore metric

[Example of a comparison between two universities using CiteScore metric]

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