Topics aggregated into Clusters, Topics on Scopus and a Topic API!

To start of the new year we’ve added several updates to SciVal (and Scopus) pertaining to Topic Prominence in Science. Topic Prominence in Science was released in October 2017, whereby we take the entire corpus of Scopus data (rather than only focusing on the most highly cited research) and arrange it into 96,000 distinct Topics.

Topic Prominence in Science allows researchers to see who else is active and publishing research in a similar Topic to theirs, they could potentially partner and co-author with. It and allows the research office to perform a complete portfolio analysis quickly and accurately, to see which areas of research they are currently active, and areas where they could or should focus their research strategy in the future.

Topic Clusters

The 96,000 Topics are very niche and whilst they are easy to understand for the subject experts, that is more difficult for subject generalists. To help aid discovery and understanding of the Topics, we have taken the Topics and aggregated them to around 1,500 Topic Clusters. These Topic Clusters allow you to start with a more generic area of research, uncover the top researcher and institutions and then drill down into the Topics that make up the Topic Cluster.


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Fig 1. Analyze each Topic Cluster, the underlying scholarly output, FWCI etc. and drill down into the Topics which make up any specific Cluster
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Fig 2. We’ve updated the selection panel to put Topics and Topic Cluster together. You can toggle between Topic and Topic Clusters

Topics on Scopus Author pages

See the top Topic for any author in the Scopus on their details page and link through to SciVal to learn more and analyze further. Researcher must have published since 1996. We previously added Topics to the Scopus document pages as well, to highlight the particular Topic relating to each article.

You can read further about how to use SciVal and Scopus together to further your research strategy, and uncover areas of research related to yours or others with who you could potentially collaborate.

Top Autho Details

Fig 3. Topic Prominence was added to the article pages last year. Each article pertains to one particular Topic
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Fig 4. You can choose to analyze the particular Topic in further detail. SciVal shows you the representative documents (which are the documents which you should read to quickly get up to speed on a Topic) the top authors and the top 50 related keywords

Export full Topics & Topics Clusters

Get a full overview of all Topics and their related Topic Clusters, along with the keyphrases and prominence percentile values from My SciVal.

Topics And Topic Cluster Download

Fig 5. Download all of the Topics and Topic Clusters to further interrogate in excel

What else is new?

  • New API available! Retrieve all the Topics published by country
  • When analyzing the Topics of a Group of Institutions, you can now export the heat map for deeper analysis in Excel
  • The left-hand entity selection panel has been redesigned. We’ve reduced the width, whilst increasing the height available to display your entities.