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Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape

The report examines six key themes that encompass the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals: dignity, people, prosperity, planet, justice, and partnership, and provides analysis of research output, impact, collaboration, and more. Core findings include sustainability science is a field with a high growth rate in research output and is highly collaborative.

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America's Knowledge Economy

The Council of State Governments & Elsevier

Research and development is a critical contributor to innovation and long-term economic growth, and the United States has a long history of being a global leader. As the United States’ economy gains momentum, everyone — from legislators and regional planners to corporations and everyday workers — is focused on answering a few key questions:- How can the U.S. sustain that momentum?- Where should states and institutions place their bets and invest their resources to create long-term pathways to prosperity?

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Usage Guidebook - Elsevier Research Intelligence

This guidebook from Elsevier Research Intelligence provides practical advice on usage data and the appropriate use of multiple metrics when analyzing research, and complements the SciVal Metrics Guidebook. The availability of online usage data a relatively recent phenomenon and research metrics derived from usage data are not yet commonplace. This guidebook provides insights into why usage metrics are valuable, how the metrics are calculated, and how to select the appropriate metrics to help build a more complete picture of research impact. Download the free guidebook now as your companion to get the most benefit from any system that allows usage metric analysis.


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International Comparative Study of the Netherlands’ Research Performance in the Top Sectors

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency commissioned Elsevier to benchmark the research performance of the Netherlands’ top sectors to those of other leading countries.

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In Japan, bibliometricians play expanding role in research management

By Yoshiko Kakita, Elsevier

Japanese universities are increasingly turning to bibliometrics as a credible source of evidence, and the role of the bibliometrician in Japan is gaining influence.Three prominent Japan-based bibliometricans discuss their perspectives on the future of research in Japan in this December 16, 2014 article in Elsevier Connect.

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Brain Science | Mapping the Landscape of Brain and Neuroscience Research

A report prepared by Elsevier Research Intelligence Analytical Services

The report focuses on brain science research output on a national level, levels of collaboration within brain research, cross-disciplinary researcher mobility, and emerging trends and themes in brain research. Experts from around the world were consulted for interviews on developments in brain science research.

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The Illinois Science and Technology Roadmap

The Illinois Science and Technology Roadmap uses a unique data and analysis approach to identify technology areas where Illinois’ university research and innovation strengths can improve business competitiveness across the state’s diverse industry base.

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Elsevier Metrics Development Program now open for proposals

This program provides collaborative infrastructure and funding for the development of innovative approaches to scientific metrics and indicators.

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Snowball Metrics Recipe Book

THEIR APPLICATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Snowball Metrics are designed to facilitate cross-institutional benchmarking globally by ensuring that research management information can be compared with confidence. In agreeing a set of robust and consistent definitions for tried-and-tested Snowball Metrics across the entire spectrum of research activities, higher education institutions are establishing a trusted and reliable foundation for benchmarking with their peers and evidence-based strategic decision making.

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Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO | May 19-20, 2014

A new cross-discipline partnering event in London, UK, to promote university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups. Expert speakers, case studies and networking. Registration now open.

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A research networking system for women in STEM (Elsevier Connect article)

By Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, George Lan and David Kross

The new Chicago Collaboration for Women in STEM expert portal, built on Elsevier's SciVal Experts system, is a multi-institutional research networking system designed to stimulate networking and collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries while promoting women in STEM disciplines.

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Comparative Benchmarking of European and US Research Collaboration and Researcher Mobility

This report is the result of collaboration between Science Europe and Elsevier, with a view to providing an analysis of European and US research collaboration and researcher mobility patterns, as reflected in the Scopus database.

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Improving Your Research Management: A Guide for Senior University Research Managers

By Professor Alan M. Johnson

This guide by Professor Alan M. Johnson outlines the management tools, skills and expertise senior academic research managers need to guide their universities and faculty in achieving and maintaining excellence.


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The Current Health and Future Well-Being of the American Research University (2012)

The Research Universities Futures Consortium

This study aims to understand the current academic research landscape and to envision the future. It identifies common challenges faced by leading research institutions and then seeks to develop and recommend solutions. The report’s key conclusions include the need for collaboration, shared metrics and a required shift of focus to productivity, rather than size. This is a community-driven effort coordinated by Dr. Brad Fenwick and involved 25 of the nation’s top research universities, with support from Elsevier.

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Knowledge, networks and nations: Global scientific collaboration in the 21st century

The Royal Society

This report reviews, based on available data, the changing patterns of science and scientific collaboration, to provide a basis for understanding such ongoing changes. The report aims to identify the opportunities and benefits of international collaboration, to consider how they can best be realized, and to initiate a debate on how international scientific collaboration can be harnessed to tackle global problems more effectively.

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International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base – 2011

UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

The UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills commissioned Elsevier to assess the performance of the UK’s research base compared with seven other research-intensive countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US). The Department tracks investment and performance in the national research system within an international setting, and researches measures to present a multifaceted view of the United Kingdom’s comparative performance in research, as well as trends that may affect its position.

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Research Trends

Elsevier

Research Trends provides objective, up-to-the-minute insights into scientific trends based on bibliometric analysis. Research Trends is published online every two months and access is free to all. Dr. Henk Moed is editor in chief of the publication and author of numerous research papers in bibliometric methods of research evaluation and Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation, one of the very few textbooks in the field.

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Career planning guide for early career researchers

Professor Alan M. Johnson

This booklet contains advice from 30-year research veteran Professor Alan Johnson on how to plan a research career. It provides a detailed map of the important milestones young researchers should reach along the path, and covers topics from preparing a grant funding application to selecting a research discipline, supervisor and mentor. It also discusses the importance of getting recognized for research work, how to publish and where to publish.The booklet is translated into 10 languages.


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The Water and Food Nexus: Trends and Development of the Research Landscape

Elsevier and the Stockholm International Water Institute

This report analyzes the major trends in water- and food-related article output at international, national and institutional levels. Elsevier and the Stockholm International Water Institute worked closely to create the report, which is based on analysis of Scopus citation data by Elsevier’s SciVal Analytics team. This document aims to provide a transparent view of the water-research landscape and the key players within this dynamic and complex field. The findings clearly show that water research is growing in new places and becoming increasingly interdisciplinary.


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Confronting the global water crisis through research

Elsevier

This report examines a global issue — water resources — from an interdisciplinary, scientific and strategic perspective. The report highlights the escalation in the article output of countries conducting water resources research, and the expansion of such research into strategic disciplines. Elsevier uses Scopus data and solutions from its performance and planning suite, SciVal Spotlight, to develop a detailed analysis of country and institutional strengths in the field.


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Data-driven research strategy: Insights from US research development professionals

Elsevier

This white paper covers key findings on how US institutions develop research strategies and determines to what extent data are used to inform decision-making. It reveals a wide spectrum of attitudes and practices in US research institutions toward the role of metrics in research strategy development. The white paper is based on a roundtable discussion at the National Organization of Research Development Professionals Conference in June 2011.


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Working Toward a Cure: Examining The State of Global Breast Cancer Research

Elsevier

This report examines a global issue — breast cancer — from a scientific and strategic perspective. The report highlights escalation in the article output of countries conducting breast cancer research and global collaboration occurring within this research landscape. Elsevier uses Scopus data and solutions from its performance and planning suite, SciVal Spotlight, to develop a detailed analysis of country and institutional strengths in the field.


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Building a Global Collaboration Network to Fight Cancer

Elsevier

The Vice President of Global Academic Programs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center wanted to facilitate more research collaboration among the Center’s 23 sister institutions around the world. He decided to utilize SciVal Experts to help researchers and administrators identify experts and better enable them to collaborate within the network.


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Embracing the REF – Supporting research excellence in the UK and beyond

This paper looks at the role played by Elsevier over the past decade as data provider and partner in a number of prestigious rankings, customized reports and national assessment exercises. As a central case study, we examine Elsevier's contribution to- and multi-level support for the United Kingdom's (UK's) 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). With input from more than 56,000 research staff from 155 institutions across the UK, submitting more than 191,000 research outputs, the 2014 REF is one of the most ambitious national research assessments to date.

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Mapping research and Innovation: Understanding Amsterdam's Competitive Advantage

This report analyzes Amsterdam's research strengths and benchmarks its performance against ten other European cities of comparable size and standing, namely: Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, Madrid, Manchester, Stockholm and Vienna.

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A Review of the UK's Interdisciplinary Research using a Citation-based Approach

Report to the UK HE funding bodies and MRC by Elsevier The UK higher education funding bodies and the Medical Research Council (MRC) committed Elsevier's Analytical Services to conduct a study on the UK's interdisciplinary research compared to eight countries: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.

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