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Research Impact for STEMM - a self-help guide

This guide will assist researchers in the STEMM disciplines to find bibliometrics to demonstrate the impact of their research outputs.

Ranking: SciVal Research Areas

Example Statement

In the subject area of 'Stuttering' I am ranked 5th in Australia by citations to papers published within the last 5 years.


1. Go to SciVal

2. Go to Explore

3. Click the Entity List Button and select Research Areas

4. Change the reporting period from the drop down menu under the research area name to the last five years.

5. From the bottom of this menu click +Create new

You can create a research area using search terms, multiple entities within SciVal such as selected journals or SciVal topics

Instructions below describe how to add search terms and create a Research Area.

1. With Use search terms selected, enter key terms into the search query fields following the rules defined by the tool.
The optional Advanced search mode allows the use of more complex searches used Boolean Operators etc

2. Click 'Search'

3. The Refine definition step allows you to limit your search results to particular subject fields, countries and select a 5 year or all year report to be created.   After adding filters, click 'Limit to' to apply the filters.  Then click 'Next step'

4. Save the Research Area with a name.  The research area report will update each time data is added to SciVal.  Click 'Save and finish'

5. From the report select Authors from the side panel.  This will show the top 100 authors within University of Melbourne by scholarly output.  You can also select Australia, Asia Pacific and World top 100 ranking.  The top 100 authors can be re-ranked by citations, citations per paper or Field Weighted Citation Impact by clicking on the arrow to the right of the dropdown menu for these options.

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