Topics of Prominence
SciVal data is based on Scopus citation data.
What is Prominence?
Topics of Prominence are available for an institution, as single topic, a researcher or group of researchers.
Prominence is an indicator of momentum/movement or visibility of a particular Topic. Prominence does not signify 'Importance', although some Topics may be both prominent and important. Prominence looks at very recent Citations, Scopus Views and CiteScore values.
who else is active and publishing research in a similar Topic to mine, whom I could partner and co-author with?
what are some related Topics adjacent to mine with a lot of momentum, where I could focus my research attention?
which are the Topics with high momentum, that are likely to be well-funded and thus have higher grant success rates?
What is a Topic?
A Topic is a collection of documents with a common intellectual interest and can be large or small, new or old, growing or declining. Over time, new Topics will surface, and as Topics are dynamic they will evolve. Over 96,000 global, unique research topics are available with more being added each year.
click on the Overview Module
select an institution from the Left hand panel
click on Topics in the ribbon
in Browse Topics
Wheel view displays the Topics of Prominence as graduated bubbles, highlighting related Topics, and Topics of Prominence for that institution.
topics are listed around the edge of the circle - topics around the edge are more focused around a subject area which those further away from the edge are more multidisciplinary
Table view allows you to view all the institutions main Topics, number of publications, share (increasing or decreasing), Field-Weighted Citation Impact, prominence percentile
More information from https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scival/releases/topic-prominence-in-science
Overview of a Single Topic of Prominence
... to discover high activity in that topic by Institutions, Countries, Authors, Scopus sources & Keyphrases
click on Trends Module
select Topics and Research Areas in the Left hand panel
click on + Add Topics and Research Areas
click on Advanced Topic Search
click on tick box to select the Topic ... then move your cursor to the right to click on "Add this entity to the entity selection panel"
the selected topic will now appear on the left hand panel
click on a selected topic in the panel to view Topics of Prominence to display high activity by Summary, Institutions, Countries, Authors and Keywords
Overview of an Author's Topics of Prominence
... to discover an author's high activity in that topic
click on the Overview Module
click on Researchers and Groups? select an author (left panel)
once the author's details are displaying
click on Topics
choose either the Table or wheel view
view the author's main topics and which ones are more prominent
SciVal can be used to find a topic's top 50 keyhrases by relevence, based on the publications around that topic or subject area are condensed into a wordcloud or a chart - identifying which phrases are growing or declining in usage
The Citation Report provides aggregate citation statistics for a set of search results.
The Citation Report in Web of Science displays articles which have attracted the most citations.
1. Search for your topic
2. View your results list and modify your search keywords if necessary
3. Click on Create Citation Report
4. Records on the Results page are sorted by Times Cited -- highest to lowest by default OR by date.
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Information above is also available in a table format.