The University of Sussex is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration On Research Assessment and commits to two key principles for assessing and evaluating research policy:
Principle 1: Research outputs and other research contributions will be evaluated on their intrinsic merit, rather than relying on inappropriate proxies and metrics such as the title or impact factor of the journal in which the research was published.
Principle 2: The quality of a researcher’s work will be evaluated in terms of a wide range of contributions beyond research publications, such as datasets, training of early-career researchers, and impacts on policy and practice.
SciVal provides a tool to view and analyse publication and citation data for individual articles and authors. It is essential that all users of SciVal use the data and tools it provides appropriately and in line with University policy.
SciVal is a Research Intelligence Solution which allows users to view and analyse the publication and citation data within the Scopus database. Scopus citation and publication data underpins Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings. You can use SciVal to:
Citation impacts normalised by the field indicate how the number of citations received by a group of outputs compares to the average or expected number of citations received by other similar publications. Similar publications are determined by year, type, and discipline.
FWCI is calculated using citation data from Scopus, and can be explored using SciVal. It is one of the metrics that is used by The Times Higher Education World Rankings.
The University of Sussex has a subscription to Altmetric.com's Institutional Explorer Dashboard. This allows users to both search the full Altmetric database, or to view altmetric data surrounding the research outputs of specific authors, research groups and departments at the University.