Scival is a powerful tool for analyzing research performance for different purposes like decision making or strategic planning. Scival is updated weekly. Scival's four modules - Overview, Benchmarking, Collaboration and Trends - enable analysis for different kind of purposes and from different kind of point of views.
15 different metrics including field normalized metrics
analysis using 27 main categories and/or 334 subcategories for journals in Scopus
analysis of different levels like researcher, research group, research institute or country (= entities)
analysis of different publication types (articles, reviews, conference papers, editorials, short surveys, books)
It is also possible to create own research groups or fields of research. Scival enables to save pictures, graphs and maps in pdf-, excel- or picture (e.g. jpg) format. In My Scival entities can be shared inside organization with other Scival users.
Questions that can be answered by Scival reports
What is the field weighted citation impact of a researcher/research group?
How much has our university/research group published in the most cited journals in the world?
How much has our university/research group had corporate collaboration per years?
How should resources be allocated?
What are our research strengths?
What are the research strengths of another university?
Who are our academic research partners?
With which university should we consider research collaboration?
Examples of purposes of Scival use
Recruiting of professors
Searching for research partners
Exploring existing research partners
Support for funding decisions
Benchmarking our university/research group with others
Indentifying current research competencies
Indentifying emerging research competencies
Identifying possible competitors
Yearly/half yearly evaluation of research
Strategic planning of the university/research unit
Discussions between research managers and researchers
Recruiting new reseachers
Who benifit most of using Scival?
administration of the university
heads of the research groups
Overview of the production of publications and citation analysis e.g.
It is also possible to analyse research competencies and trends of an entity in interest. Time span options in Overview-module are three and five years.
In Benchmarking-module it is possible to compare and benchmark research entities using 15 different metrics. Metrics can flexible be changed between and simultaneously as many as three variables (metrics) can be chosen to be examined.
Time span in Benchmark module can freely be defined from 1996.
Collaboration-module gives information about collaboration of an entity in interest all over the world. Also searching for new research partners is possible. User can flexible change from collaboration module to benchmarking module.
Time span options in Overview-module are three and five years.
Examine top performers and rising stars in your Research Areas. Discover hot topics through keyphrase analysis. See top authors, institutions, Scopus sources and countries. Choose either three or five year period.
In My Scival user can e.g. administer her/his entities: