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Displaying the Institution

Institutions have already been defined by SciVal, and can be displayed from the Institutions and Groups tab.  You can’t create a new institution, but you can define a group of existing institutions. Instructions for defining a group of researchers are in 'Individual Metrics: creating research groups' section and these apply to institutions also.

From the Overview module, click on the Institutions and Groups icon,  then Add Institutions and Groups and start typing the name of the institution. Click on the name and the overview details will be displayed.

Note: the Institutions and Groups, Researchers and Groups, Publication Sets etc displayed on the left hand panel are referred to in SciVal as entities.

About Overview

There is a wealth of data about RCSI available from the Overview module.  The Data Sources link outlines the source (eg Scopus) as well as the date of upload.  Data from Scopus is uploaded approximately every three weeks. 

Note: date range and change if required.  A limited number of years are offered here, so use the Benchmarking module if you need a different time period.  

Note: subject area filters.  Use with caution as these are based on journal categories.  Articles published in multidisciplinary journals such as Nature, JAMA, Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews etc will be included in the Multidisciplinary category instead and not in the subject area related to the article itself.  You can search one category at a time.
You have several options to save and manipulate the data - export to a pdf document or save to a spreadsheet.  Alternatively, you can add the data to the Reporting feature and the data will be updated with each new upload from Scopus and other sources – see section 6 for further information.  
The examples in this section are for the institution, but you can use the Overview module for individuals and groups also.


The Summary tab

Within the Overview module, there are a number of tabs. 

The Summary tab comprises three sections: Overall Research Performance, Research Topics and Performance Indicators.

Overall Research Performance:

  • Scholarly Output:  number of publications.  Click on View list of publications to display the details of the publications, including the number of citations for each publication.  You can filter the publications, for example by author, publication year(s), type of publication, collaborating institution and download the publications to a spreadsheet.
  • Authors
  • Field-Weighted Citation Impact: the ratio of citations received relative to the expected world average for subject field, publication type and publication year.  World average = 1.  Note: FWCI is less stable on small data sets
  • Citation Count: number of citations
  • Citations per Publication: average number of citations
  • h5-index: h-index based on data from the previous five years


  • Publications by subject area: the pie chart shows the concentration of research in various subject areas. Note: these subject areas are based on journal categories (see the 'About Overview' section)

Click on the Analyze in more detail link to see a further breakdown including number of authors, citations and FWCI in pie charts, tables and bar charts.This link brings you out of the Summary tab and into the Published tab.



Research Topics

  • Research Topics: these are the most prominent RCSI research areas and have the most visibility and momentum at present. 

Note: prominence is not the same as importance.  Comparisons should be made only between topics in similar fields.

Using citation links, all Scopus publications are clustered into topics.  The Scholarly Output column tells you the number of RCSI publications which contribute to this cluster and links to the details of the papers. The Prominence percentile shows how RCSI papers are performing on a worldwide basis.  This percentile is made up of three metrics: citation count, Scopus Views Count and Average CiteScore, which are calculated on the most recent papers only, in order to reflect currency.


Hover over the topic and you will see links for Analyze Topic at Institution and Analyze Topic worldwide, where you will find metrics such as Field-weighted Citation Impact, Citation Count, Views Count, International Collaboration and more. (Note: FWCI is less stable on small data sets)

Click on the Analyze all Topic Clusters at this Institution and this will bring you from the Summary tab into the Topic & Topic Clusters tab.Here you will find more data, including a wheel display.The Trends module analyses topics in more detail.




Performance Indicatorsfour summary indicators

  • Outputs in Top Citation Percentiles (top 10%):  publications in the top 10% most cited publications worldwide
  • Publications in Top Journal Percentiles (top 10%):  publications in the top 10% journals by CiteScore.  CiteScore is similar to the Journal Impact Factor (JIF), but calculates the average number of citations received in a year by articles published in a journal in the previous three years, while JIF is calculated over a two year period.  Other available indicators are SNIP (Source-normalized Impact per Paper) and SJR (SciMago Journal Ranking), which both add weightings according to disciplines, types of publications or citations in prestigious journals.
  • Collaboration: international and corporate collaboration

Clicking on Analyze in more detail link will bring you out of Summary and into either the Published or the Collaboration tab and will provide further data and options.