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Faculty Scholarship and Research Support

Use this guide to learn how to do cited reference searching to find out how often you have been cited and by whom. Tips are also shared on how to identify the best publication for your research and ways to share your scholarship.

ZU Scholarship and Research Guide tip sheet

SUGGESTION about conferences to attend: Evaluate them

Overview or Why Should I Use this Guide?

Where you publish can be as important as what you publish. This decision impacts the discoverability of your research, your research profile and how your research is perceived by your university and colleagues.  This guide gives a brief overview of the tools available to you to manage your scholarship and research profile.

Some LibGuides with useful information on the topic include:

Information on whether a journal is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) or  by Scopus

A. Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Master Journal List:

WEB of SCIENCE support:‚Äč

B. Scimago Journal & Country Rank ( = A publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.).

Alternatively, use Scimago Shape of Science visualization tool: 

(visualization tool from the Scopus Scimago lab. Diagram by By Alex Vlasenko (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons) 

NOTE: Even when not Scopus, or Web of Science (now Clarivate Analytics product), or Cabell's indexed, discipline-specific publications play a major role in enabling and enhancing scholarly publishing.

What is SciVal?


*Requires each researcher to register for an account (free)

SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 5,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide. SciVal enables you to visualise research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends.

Guidance on how to use Scival available at