For an early career researcher who has published few articles and has not yet gained a critical mass of citation counts (an indicator for traditional performance analysis), geographical collaboration and prestigious co-authors may indicate that the researcher is viewed positively in the field and able to attract established scientists for collaboration - all qualifications for potential recruitment or funding applications. By providing this novel approach to evaluating research performance, SciVal Strata continues to enable researchers and research administrators to identify the strengths of research teams and individual researchers most relevant to their field of expertise, topics of interest or career stage.
About the Elsevier SciVal® Suite
Elsevier's SciVal suite
of services supports academic and government leadership in
evaluating, establishing and executing research strategies that
optimize the performance of existing assets and maximize
investments to enhance near and long-term productivity. SciVal
tools leverage Scopus® data, Elsevier's trusted source of
bibliometric data, to offer innovative yet authoritative solutions.
Current suite offerings include: SciVal Spotlight™, a strategic
tool that generates unique institutional and country maps of
existing and emerging strengths based on an interdisciplinary
perspective of current performance; SciVal Funding™, an online
solution that provides targeted recommendations on grants to pursue
based on pre-populated research profiles and historical awards;
SciVal Strata, a web-based research performance tool that offers
users the flexibility to construct relevant contextual data to
evaluate research teams or individual researchers, using a range of
indicators based on Scopus data; SciVal Experts, a semantic
technology-based application that
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