Elsevier Announces the Launch of New Metrics on SciVal to Help Institutions Measure the Economic Impact of Their Research

«  Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of new metrics to help measure the economic impact of research within SciVal, Elsevier’s tool to analyze and benchmark the world of research, and part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio of tools and services.

The new indicators are aligned with SciVal’s mission to provide a wide range of metrics to analyze and evaluate different aspects of research. With funding bodies and evaluation exercises, such as the UK’s Research Excellence Framework, putting researchers under increasing pressure to demonstrate the impact of their research, these new metrics help provide that evidence. The release brings patent-article citations to SciVal along with the inclusion of publication views data from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, throughout the tool. (…)