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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.

Clarivate Analytics and Scopus Indexing

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

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B. The Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.) shares a publicly available portal that includes journals and country scientific indicators via Scimago Journal & Country Rank.

*Alternatively, use Scimago Shape of Science visualization tool from the Scopus Scimago lab. 

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

Some LibGuides with useful information on the topic include:

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