Get started with SciVal

SciVal is a bibliometric tool that can be used to analyse and visualize the positioning of research of individuals, groups and institutes. As a researcher, you can use SciVal for example to create evaluation reports, identify a publication strategy, and to find new collaborations. 

What does Scival provide?

SciVal uses the Scopus database and provides publication information and metrics of over 10,000 research institutions, countries and individual researchers.  

You can define your own publication sets, groups or research areas by using keywords, importing publications from Scopus for example. You can also collect and group names of colleagues or collaborators to analyse group performances. 

SciVal offers four analysis modules:

Use Overview to get a high-level overview of the research performance of TU Delft, other institutions, countries and groups of researchers.

Use Benchmarking to compare and benchmark TU Delft with other institutions, researchers and groups of researchers using a variety of metrics.

Use the Collaboration module to explore the collaboration network of both TU Delft and other institutions.

Explore Trends to get the current scientific trends to determine a new research strategy, and to find collaboration opportunities and rising stars.

How to get started with SciVal

Read SciVal at a glance for a quick overview of how it works and access SciVal to explore the tool. If you are a first-time user, first create an account.

For online security reasons, please make sure that you do not use your TU Delft login credentials to log into SciVal/Elsevier.

Do you have questions or need help or practical examples?
Consult the FAQ and the ever growing number of SciVal use cases  or email



Register for the following webinars

  • Tuesday 28 May, 14:00-15.00, SciVal introduction - register
  • Tuesday 18 June, 14.00-15.00, SciVal Metrics & Tips and Tricks around creating user defined entries - register

Join one of the walk-in sessions

If you want experts to walk you through SciVal or if you want to discuss your questions with them, please join one of the SciVal walk-in sessions in the Library. 

  • Tuesday 4 June 2019, 10:00-12:00, Blue Room Library
  • Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:00-14:00, Room 1.34 Library
  • Thursday 25 July 2019, 14:00-16:00, Blue Room Library



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If you have any feedback, ideas, suggestions etc. after using SciVal, please send these to Your feedback, is highly appreciated as it helps us improve our services and support as a Library. Thank you.