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Strategic Publishing

This guide provides information on applying strategic measures when considering publishing, promoting and tracking your research.

Using SciVal to find collaborators by Topics & Topic Clusters

SciVal enables researchers to locate others researching in the same field, for potential collaboration using Topics & Topic Clusters.

  1. Access SciVal
  2. Select the Overview module
  3. Select Topics & Topic Clusters
  4. Search the desired topic, e.g. solar pond
  5. Select the topic, e.g. solar ponds; salinity; exergy
  6. Select: authors

This will enable you to see a list of the top 100 authors for the selected Topic by choosing the following from the drop-down menu:

  • at RMIT University
  • in Australia
  • in Asia-Pacific
  • Worldwide

Note that the option to select the desired publication years is also available.

Using SciVal to find collaborators by Research Areas

SciVal enables researchers to locate others researching in the same field, for potential collaboration by searching for a Research Area or by defining a Research Area.

  1. Access SciVal
  2. Select the Overview module
  3. Select Research Areas
  4. Click on the + add new link
  5. You can search for an existing research area or you can define your own research area by using search terms, via "entities" such as journal titles or using topics & topic clusters
  6. To define your own research area, click on the + define a new research area link
  7. Create your definition by using advanced search to create your own search query. e.g. ("green roof" OR "green wall") AND "heat island" or by using keywords / terms. e.g. any of these words: "bush fires" bushfire bushfires "wild fires" wildfire wildfires.
  8. You can then refine your definition by applying one or more filters relating to:
    • Subject areas, e.g. Environmental Science etc,
    • Scopus source, e.g. journal titles
    • Institutions, e.g. University name
    • Countries/Regions, e.g. United States, ItaIy, Australia etc,
    • Organization types, e.g. Academic or Corporate
  9. If you want publications from 1996 onwards, untick the limit to publications in the past 5 years box.
  10. Name your research area using your own naming convention.

11. Select Authors or Institutions under the More Tab

Authors will enable you to see a list of the top 100 authors for the defined Research Area by choosing the following from the drop-down menu:

  • at RMIT University
  • in Australia
  • in Asia-Pacific
  • Worldwide

Institutions will enable you to see a list of the top 10 contributing institutions for the defined Research Area or the top 10 institutions collaborating with RMIT University for the defined Research Area by choosing the following from the drop-down menu:

  • Worldwide
  • in Asia-Pacific
  • in Australia

 

Tip: Your Research Area can be used in the Collaboration module to identify potential researchers or institutions who are active in your research area who are not currently collaborating with RMIT University. Select your defined Research Area when narrowing down to the research subject area.