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Research impact evidence

Guide to finding research impact evidence that may be used in research impact statements

SciVal Topics & Topic Clusters

Topics in SciVal can showcase your contribution to a specific research topic.

Determining your contribution

  1. Access SciVal and create a login (if you don't have one already)
  2. Under Researchers and Groups on the left menu, click Define a new Researcher to complete the process of setting up your researcher profile in SciVal (validate your publications if required)
  3. Go to the Topics tab on your profile

Do you have a noteworthy contribution?

Look at the Scholarly Output and Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) values - not the Prominence Percentile (this is about the topic, not you!)

1. Hover over a Topic and click Analyze activity of Researcher

2. Scroll down to Explore activity of your Institution within current Topic in detail

3. Export this page to see what your contribution is to the topic in comparison to the Australia and Worldwide output and Field-Weighted Citation Impact on the topic.


Example statement: "In the SciVal topic of Motor Activity; Time; occupational sitting, I have contributed 57 publications in the 2010-2019 window with a FWCI of 3.71. In Australia, there are 444 publications in this topic in the same period, with a FWCI of 3.05 and worldwide there are 1,748 publications in this topic in the same period, with a FWCI of 1.94."

Explore the topic

Click the Authors tab to see what is your ranking as an author in the topic - use the dropdown to refine to see the author ranking worldwide, in Asia Pacific, in Australia, and at University of Queensland