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Build Your Professional Profile & Network: SciVal Experts

Tools and resources for building your professional profile online.

About SciVal Experts

SciVal Experts is an Elsevier product that outlines a researcher's "fingerprint."

At the University of Utah, our top 800 researchers (by grant award $), have SciVal Expert profiles automatically populated!

Use this tool to . . .

  • measure impact
  • identify trends in your research
  • connect with similar experts
  • explore networks

How this tool works!

SciVal Expert profiles are available to the top 800 researchers at the University of Utah, based on the amount of awarded grant monies.

To determine whether you have a profile, link to SciVal Experts from the Research Databases tab on the Eccles Libray homepage. Profiles are organized by school/college/unit.



Profiles can be searched within your organization, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, by topic, or even by full text.

Researcher profiles include a "fingerprint," showing the topics the researcher publishes on most often. The longer the bar associated with each topic, the more it appears in the researcher's publications.



Also included are a list of publications (drawn from Scopus), co-authors, similar experts, and journals the researcher publishes in, and, if available, the researcher's CV.

This information may be used to identify others in your organization (or from other institutions) to collaborate with for publication and funding opportunities, and even to help build a tenure file!


  • SciVal Experts Tutorials
    This series of short videos discusses how to navigate your SciVal Experts profile, and advantageously use the available features.



Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Visual representation of research profile
  • Use for RPT (retention, promotion, tenure)
  • Manage funding opportunities
  • Identify experts


  • Limited number of profiles available
  • Information drawn from Scopus
  • Passive networking


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This may include information given when signing up for an account (contact information, username, comments), or IP address, location services, etc.

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