Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SciVal suite?
Designed to support the many stages of the research planning cycle, Elsevier's SciVal® suite of solutions provides information about research performance, funding and expertise to enable informed decision-making and drive successful outcomes. Whether your institution is conducting research or funding it, SciVal delivers objective analytical capabilities that can enhance the performance of individuals, teams and organizations. SciVal integrates institutional and external data sources with information from Elsevier’s Scopus®, the standard for bibliometric research tools, to offer trusted solutions including SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata and SciVal Analytics.
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What is SciVal Analytics?
SciVal Analytics is a group of consultative professionals who provide analytical reports and services for the specific needs of decision makers within research and government institutions. We offer standardized reports that apply commonly used bibliometric analyses, or we can work with you to develop a report that is tailored to your specific needs. Our analytics reports and services can make use of data from Scopus®, SciVal solutions, and data of your own.
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What is SciVal Experts?
SciVal® Experts is an expertise profiling and research networking tool that makes it easy for researchers, administrators, managers and senior leadership to find experts and enable collaboration within their institution and across organizations. Powered by the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine™, SciVal Experts scans and analyzes every publication in the Scopus database, creating visual semantic indexes, or Fingerprints, of individual researcher's expertise and exposing connections among authors.
What is SciVal Funding?
SciVal® Funding supports researchers and research administrators in the pre-award stage of the funding process. The solution delivers quick and comprehensive access to current funding opportunities and award information, allowing users to:
- Find the right funding opportunities
- Analyze the funding environment
- Maximize award chances
What is SciVal Spotlight?
SciVal® Spotlight provides an interdisciplinary view of an institution’s research leadership. Based on co-citation analysis of Scopus data and an innovative visualization technique, SciVal Spotlight produces unique graphical views of an institution’s research performance from an interdisciplinary perspective. Rather than show individual subject areas, SciVal Spotlight creates a map that illustrates research performance across scientific fields. In addition, the results can be compared with those of top competing institutions.
What is SciVal Strata?
A research performance visualization tool, SciVal Strata helps institutional and departmental leadership understand and test how best to put their organization’s strategy in place, and how to demonstrate the value that they or their teams represent to that strategy. SciVal Strata helps users make informed decisions regarding recruitment, retention and promotion.
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What is Reviewer Finder?
Reviewer Finder helps funding agencies identify reviewers in minutes. Find the right reviewers, identify potential conflicts of interest and expand your reviewer network by inviting researchers to review applications that are relevant to them.
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What is Scopus?
Elsevier's Scopus® is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities.