SciVal classes for academics

18 August 2021

Three new SciVal classes coming in September

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SciVal, a web-based analytics solution, was recently purchased by UC. This September the Library is offering three classes designed for academics and delivered via Zoom. If you'd like to learn more about visualising your research performance, identifying new and emerging research trends, and more, then sign up below.

In the meantime you can explore SciVal from the Library's databases and journals search.

My research outputs in SciVal

Understanding your own research metrics based on your outputs can be very powerful. This one hour session will showcase the use of SciVal to help understand what your metrics look like, what the metrics mean and how you can use them effectively. In the session, we will showcase basic functionality in SciVal like: how to find yourself, how the data links back to Scopus and definitions of the metrics which you can use in the future. The session will also step through the creation of narrative for researcher profiles and briefly show how a researcher may benchmark themselves against another.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1-2pm
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 1-2pm

How to identify publication trends and collaborators using SciVal

Understanding niche areas of research is critical to seeing trends in your research area. SciVal Topics are a collection of documents with a common intellectual interest and can be large or small, new or old, growing or declining in momentum. This session will step through the Topics that exist in SciVal, showcasing what they mean, their applicable metrics and where they have momentum. SciVal Topics can also be a powerful tool to identify the “guru” in the field and who else around the world publishes in the same niche areas and would they make a good collaborator.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 1-2pm
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1-2pm

Strategic publishing using SciVal

A critical skill to learn and foster is the development of a well-constructed publication strategy. Knowing which journal is best for you using journal metrics can be essential to create that strategy. This session will step through the construction of journal metrics, where they can be found in SciVal and how best to build on the previous session to understand which are the journals that the leading researchers are publishing in and how best to compare them.
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 3-4pm
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 3-4pm

If you have any questions please get in touch with kiera.tauro@canterbury.ac.nz

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