SciVal is an online tool (from Elsevier) which allows users to explore citation information for research publications by University, groups of researchers and individuals across detailed subject areas. SciVal takes data directly from the Elsevier Scopus database.  

SciVal can help researchers keep track of the influence of their own work, as well as the work of others in their subject area. It also allows researchers to find others working in specific fields, useful for collaboration and literature review purposes.  

The data contained in SciVal is used in many external evaluations of research performance including the REF 2014, QS World Rankings and the Times Good University Guide.

How to access SciVal  

Please note: You must use your University email account when you register and you must be connected to the University network (either on Campus or via OpenVPN) to use SciVal.


The following documents contain guidance on how to make the best use of SciVal:

Elsevier have also set up a user group for SciVal through Google groups. You will need to register for a Google account to access the user group, if you don't already have one.

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