Elsevier Launches the New Generation SciVal, Providing Dynamic Real-Time Analytics and Insights into the Global Research Landscape

January 7, 2014

AMSTERDAM, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services, today announced the launch of the new generation SciVal
[http://info.scival.com ]. SciVal will allow research organizations to analyze the world
of research, enabling them to establish, execute and evaluate their research strategies by
revealing insights based on Scopus data. Users can benchmark their research performance
accurately and meaningfully against any other institution or group of researchers in the

The research landscape is facing increasing globalization and competition, and there
is growing recognition and evidence for the role that scholarly research plays in driving
sustainable economic development. All academic, government and industrial research
facilities are experiencing greater pressure to optimize their resources to excel in
unique ways in an increasingly crowded market place. The current international research
economy is so vast and complex, with more than 7 million researchers worldwide, that an
evidence base is increasingly required to supplement insights drawn from personal
knowledge and peer review.

To serve research institutions better in generating hard facts to support their
evidence-based decision making, Elsevier has fully integrated the analytical capabilities
of its first generation SciVal solutions, SciVal Spotlight and SciVal Strata, and has
enhanced the tools to make them more comprehensive and intuitive.

“The new generation of SciVal has been developed following years of close co-operation
with leading research institutions globally,” said Dr. Nick Fowler, Managing Director of
Academic and Government Institutions at Elsevier. “We hope that research leaders will view
the result as a significant step forward in helping them to monitor and manage their
institution’s research strategies.”

The new tool enables users to configure, visualize and export information according to
their personal needs and preferences, so that they can benchmark with meaning and accuracy
to understand their position relative to their peers, as well as relative to global and
domestic standards. The results can be used to help answer the enormously diverse
questions that are increasingly faced in the management of research, such as identifying
research strengths, uncovering current collaborations and finding potential new partners,
and enabling scenario modeling. The results are also a powerful communication tool to
showcase the distinctive strengths of research institutions to students, academics and

This broad range of needs is addressed by SciVal providing unprecedented flexibility
and power to view and analyze vast amounts of data, quickly, and to generate charts and
tables on-demand. This is enabled by Reed Elsevier’s High Performance Computing Cluster
(HPCC) Systems, one of the most advanced technologies available in the area of deriving
analytics from big data to address large-scale, complex challenges. Users of SciVal can
query more than 75 trillion metrics values, refreshed every week, as well as define their
own entities on-the-fly.

SciVal is part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio of products and
services which serve research institutions, government agencies, and funders.

An invitation
[http://mail.elsevier-alerts.com/go.asp?/bECU001/mNLYFR5F/uHN715/xTM7XR5F&utm_source=ECU001&SIS_ID=2605&utm_term=AG_GLB_Awareness_SciValwebinar_Jan14&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&bid ]
: An opportunity to experience SciVal, and to hear insights and
experiences first-hand from some of its earliest adopters, will be offered by webinars on
January 14, 2014. Participants will be able to register for exclusive personal access for
one week following the session.

10:00-11:00 SGT speakers from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), register here
[http://mail.elsevier-alerts.com/go.asp?/bECU001/mNLYFR5F/qNCY6R5F/uHN715/xTM7XR5F/cutf%2D8 ]

10:00 -11:00 GMT speakers from University of Manchester (UK), register here
[https://elsevier.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=elsevier&service=6&rnd=0.6508287761793281&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Felsevier.webex.com%2Fec0605ld%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D1475839083%26%26%26%26siteurl%3Delsevier ]

11:30-12:30 EST (08:30 PST) speakers from University of British Columbia (Canada) and
Johns Hopkins University (US), register here
[http://mail.elsevier-alerts.com/go.asp?/bECU001/mNLYFR5F/qWUP6R5F/uHN715/xTM7XR5F/cutf%2D8 ]

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About Scopus

Scopus [http://www.scopus.com ], the largest abstract and citation database of
peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly
research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from nearly 21,000 titles
from 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields
of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was
designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians internationally; and
features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and
interoperability with applications such as reference management software.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and 25,000 book titles,
including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions
include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus [http://www.scopus.com ],
SciVal [http://info.scival.com ], Reaxys [http://www.elsevier.com/reaxys ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com ],
which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world leading provider of professional information
solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly
owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext
Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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