You can locate SciVal by following this link or through the ECU database list. Registration of your own personal account is required.
SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 7,500 research institutions and 220 nationals worldwide. Researchers can use SciVal to track and visualize an individual's research performance for assessment & funding purposes, benchmark an individual relative to peers, compare groups of individuals, track collaboration patterns & find new potential collaborators, analyze research trends and produce reports on analyses.
There are currently 5 modules in SciVal:
1. SciVal is available throught the A-Z list of Library Databases Click on the "S" and scroll down to SciVal or use the search box
2. First, authenticate with your ECU Login/password
3. Next, login with your SciVal Login/password
SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 7,500 research institutions and 220 nationals worldwide. Researchers can use SciVal to track and visualize an individual's research performance for assessment and funding purposes, benchmark an individual relative to peers, compare groups of individuals, track collaboration patterns and find new potential collaborators, analyze research trends and produce reports on analyses.
The default SciVal displays author and institutional metrics using institutional information as listed in the publications within the Scopus database.
There are currently 5 modules in SciVal:
The SciVal default view shows data from all institutions and groups whose works have been published in Scopus.
1. Select institution - click on the Institution and Groups heading on the left
2. Select dates - several pre-set date ranges to search
3. Select classification code - generally opt for
4. Select a Module
5. Each Module will provide different options, such as:
each category &/or module / chart may offer a variety of metrics - experiment!
view metrics in Table or Chart View
searches can be Added to Reporting (i.e. save the search) - separate saves for Table and chart view
can be downloaded/exported as PDF, CSV, XLS
The institutional hierarchy is updated once per year in Q3 based on a ‘snapshot’ of ECU staff taken at that time. The latest update to the hierarchy was completed in August 2019.
Although some limited profile ‘cleaning’ activities are undertaken by Research Services prior to the launch of each update to the hierarchy, it is the responsibility of each individual researcher to maintain their Scopus profile.
Using the ‘snapshot’ as a starting point, the staff to be included in the institutional hierarchy for a given year are determined based on the following criteria:
Note: Adjunct staff members are not included in the institutional hierarchy as they generally have a publication association with another institution.
The institutional hierarchy is not dynamically updated. Each iteration of the institutional hierarchy represents a snapshot of ECU’s staff composition at a specific point in time. Changes to the staff membership within a given ECU organisational unit that occur after the current hierarchy update will not be reflected in the hierarchy until the next annual update occurs. Requests for any major changes to the membership of your School, Research Institute or Research Centre should be made to Research Services via your School Associate Dean, Research.
The hierarchy can be viewed in the Overview or Benchmarking modules. Each School, Research Institute and Research Centre can be found under Researchers and Groups in the selection panel on the left-hand side of the screen.
Yes. Refer to the What is a Field Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) tab of this guide to find how to obtain the FWCI and other SciVal metrics for an individual researcher within the hierarchy.
Yes, staff can belong to more than one organisational unit, and this is reflected in the hierarchy e.g. an individual researcher can be listed within a School as well as one or more Research Institutes or Research Centres.
There may be a number of reasons why you are not appearing in the current institutional hierarchy:
There are a number of reasons why your output could be indexed in Scopus but are missing from your list of publications in the SciVal hierarchy:
The annual SciVal rollover for the Overview, Collaboration and Trends modules last occured on Tuesday, 16 June 2020. These rollovers occur yearly around May or June
Please note that this will has the resulted in the shifting forward the year ranges for any Analyses in Reporting that were created in the Overview, Collaboration or Trends modules (e.g. 2014 to 2019 will change to 2015 to 2020). If you would like to retain the metrics from the current range, please make a snapshot of the relevant analyses before the next rollover and save it to either SciVal or your local machine.
Some authors have similar names, or their names can appear differently in various publications. The Scopus Author Identifier distinguishes between these names by assigning each author in Scopus a unique number and grouping together all of the documents written by that author.
To view your Scopus Author ID > Click on Author Search and search for your name
If some of your publications are not listed in your Scopus Author ID, it may be that you have not published in a journal indexed by Scopus. Check this list of journals to see if your publication is listed or click on Sources (located above the blue banner).
The Author details page will list some of you basic author metrics and all of your Scopus indexed publication (not shown in image above)
Note that Scopus automatically generates an Author ID - authors with similar names and fields may find that their publications have been combined. If you notice a problem with your profile, click on the link and use the online form. If your problem is not covered by the form, use the Contact Us link listed at the bottom of your Scopus Author ID page.
1. You may wish to first check your SCOPUS ID as this ID is computer generated and it may include publications which are not yours etc. See the tab "Get from your Scopus Author ID to your SciVal profile" for more information.
2. Login into SciVal (you will need to set up a personal login)
Click on the MY SCIVAL module (top right)
1. If you do not see > Edith Cowan University below the blue line, type it in the search box as shown in the image above.
2. When you see > Edith Cowan University, click on the downward pointing arrow until you come to your name
Drag and drop your name into the Researchers and Groups panel on the left and your details will display
To view either your SciVal profile or someone else's Scival, click back into the OVERVIEW module
To compare SciVal profiles, click back into the BENCHMARKING module
To SAVE your profile > Click on EXPORT (button to the far right of the page).
There are Save 3 options:
a. The first 2: Export to CSV or Excel XLS (spreadsheet files) - will show the underlying citation figures behind the metrics
b. Print page or Save as PDF (saves/prints exactly as it appears on the screen) 1. Add to Reporting > this saves your search which can be run at a later date. Click on the REPORTING Module (up the top) to view all your saved searches.
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Nyoongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Nyoongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.