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Scholarly Output

Scholarly output defines the total count of research outputs, to represent productivity.

Outputs of the following types are included in Scholarly Outputs (where present in the source database):

  • Journal publications
  • Book series
  • Stand-alone books (including edited volumes, monographs, text books and reference works)
  • Digital or visual media
  • Exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Reports
  • Software.

The following types are excluded from Scholarly Outputs:

  • Theses
  • Patents

Scholarly Output metrics are useful to benchmark productivity where researchers are from similar fields or disciplines and with similar career lengths. 

The most common tools for calculating Scholarly Output are...

The boxes below provide specific instructions for each of these.

Scholarly Output in Scopus

Connect to Scopus

When you get to the main Scopus search screen:

  1. Click the Author Search tab (instead of the default Document search)
  2. Enter surname and first initial in the labelled boxes
  3. Enter "University of the Sunshine Coast"  into the Affiliation box
  4. Press Search
  5. Click the profile name that you are searching.  Note that authors with only one document are hidden from view - in order to search for these as well, click the Show Profile Matches with One Document link at the top of the results list
  6. The number of outputs listed in Scopus is displayed here:
  7. Check the date range for your outputs listed.

Scholarly Output in SciVal

Connect to SciVal (if you haven't already, you will need to set up an account with an email and password).

  1. Click on the Overview module
  2. Click on Researchers and Groups
  3. If not done so already, add yourself as a researcher by Defining a New Researcher
  4. Click the radio button next to your name
  5. Select your date and/or subject range
  6. The number of outputs listed in SciVal is displayed here:

Scholarly Output in Web of Science

Connect to Web of Science

When you get to the main search screen:

  1. Click the down arrow next to Basic Search, and choose Author Search
  2. Enter a surname and first initial in the labelled boxes
  3. If necessary, include name variations by clicking the Author Name Variant link and entering the details
  4. Click Select Research Domains (optional).  From here you can restrict to selected organisations (optional).
  5. Press Finish Search
  6. You will see your results in one or more sets sets. Check all boxes that are the correct person
  7. Click View Records button at top or bottom of screen
  8. Click Create citation report  link to see citation stats including number of published outputs and the publication years.

Scholarly Output in Google Scholar My Citations

Open Google Scholar

  1. Search for the name you wish to view
  2. If a user profile exists for this person, it will display at the top of the results list

3. Click on this link, and the profile will be displayed.
4. Sort by year (click the Year column heading) and scroll through the pages to get the total number of publications and date range.

Note: this relies on an existing Google Scholar My Citations profile being set up.  If you are looking for yourself and haven't yet set up a profile, follow the directions here.

Scholarly Output in UniSC Research Bank

Connect to UniSC Research Bank

  1. Hover over the Browse UniSC Research Bank, then click on by Author/Creator
  2. Search for the name you wish to view and click the name
  3. The number of works are dispalyed at the top of the results list, with the outputs in reverse chronological order.  Clicking from the first page to the last page will dispaly the date range.

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