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Introduction to reports

The Reporting feature allows you to export metrics from the Overview or Benchmarking module and group them together with explanatory text. You can access Reporting in several ways:


  • From the home page:



  • From the tabs at the top of the screen 


  • From the Add to Reporting link in Overview or Benchmarking



Reports are made up of one or more analyses, which are combinations of metrics usually originating in the Overview or Benchmarking modules

Creating a report

Using the example of the research group set up in the 'Individual Metrics: creating research groups' section , go to Benchmarking, select the group JW/FO’B/DH as well as the profiles for David Henshall, Fergal O’Brien and John Waddington. Select the following metrics:

  • Scholarly Output: from Published menu. All publication types
  • Publications in Top Journal Percentiles: from Cited menu. 10%.  CiteScore Percentile. All publication types
  • Field-Weighted Citation Impact (for definition, see 'The Summary Tab' section): from Cited menu. Self-citations included. All publication types

Select the date range: 2013 to >2018

Then click on the Add to Reporting link.


You will now be offered the option to create a report or add this analysis (the three metrics) to an existing reports.  Click on the Add to a report button and create a report called JW/FO’B/DH.  Click on Save. Another box appears confirming that the analysis has been added to the report. You can now continue to display and save other metrics or go directly to Reporting tab to display the report.




For this example, display another three metrics:

  • Citations per publication:  from Cited menu.  Self-citations included. All publication types
  • Collaboration Impact: from Cited menu.  International collaboration. All publication types
  • Academic-corporate collaboration Impact:  from Cited menu.  All publication types

Click on Add to Reporting and add these metrics to the report JW/FO’B/DH


Go to the Reporting Module – link on the tabs at the top of the screen

Your reports are stored in this module. Click on the box beside the report name and then on Open/Edit


The Structure option displays the saved analyses. You can delete any of these or change the order of display if you wish.

Click on View to display the report.  You can customise it by adding descriptions and it can be exported to a spreadsheet or a pdf document. This report within SciVal will be updated with each new Scopus upload, so if you want to save the data, export to a spreadsheet or pdf file.  Save as a snapshot if you don’t want the data to be updated.


You can also email the report to others by clicking on the Share button.