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Faculty Scholarship and Research Guide

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.

Faculty Scholarship and Research Guide tip sheet

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. The tabs above cover the following topics:

  • Identifying Publications for My Research 
  • Managing Your Research Profile 
  • Who is Citing Me? 
  • Google Scholar 
  • Scopus 
  • More ZU Databases 
  • Altmetrics 
  • Learn More about Open Access 
  • Other Available Tools
  • In the process, it becomes easier to avoid predatory publishers

How to know whether a journal is indexed by Thomson Reuters or Scopus?

A.Thomson Reuters Master Journal List:

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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, one can use Scimago Shape of Science visualization tool at

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

These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. Journals can be compared or analyzed separately. Country rankings may also be compared or analyzed separately.

Journals can be grouped by subject area (27 major thematic areas), subject category (313 specific subject categories) or by country. Citation data is drawn from over 21,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and country performance metrics from 239 countries worldwide.

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