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Looking to build a high-performance team for a project?

on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:07

Develop a wish list of potential candidates by identifying and analyzing experts in a research field and then draw insights into who might complement your project and particular funding applications.

Use Scopus to identify, analyze and track potential dream teams the steps outlined below:

Enter search string for the search area of interest. Use the AND bullion to limit the search further.

The search produces 53,708 document results which you can limit further by using the filters on the righthand side. You can select your own Affiliation to limit it to researchers who have been or currently are affiliated at your institution. 

Now we’ve whittled it down to just 570 documents, and we can look at who the top authors are, who are contributing with their research. We select P. Parker to look at his research output and author profile to see if he is a good candidate for the team.

We look at the 13 documents authored by P. Parker to see if the content is what we are looking for? Are they publishing in a research area related to what we are looking for?   

We decide to look at his Author Profile to get some more information about the researcher.  We can see the subject areas he has published in, the number of documents, when he started publishing, his h-index etc.

We save P. Parker to an Author List which we can access later. We can choose from an existing list or create a new one for this specific project.  You can access all your Saved Lists via the right-hand pop-out in your Scopus account.

You go back to Parker’s profile and scroll through his author profile to see more information about all the documents he has published (not just those at your institution), and toggle to the co-authors tab. Perhaps some of his co-authors are also at our institution and could be of interest to us.

You go through the same process above, analysing each for the individual researchers, their publications, their network of co-authors at your institution, their areas of expertise, adding the to your Author List and building your research dream team.

You can then analyse the combined research output of this group of researchers.

We can look at their combined research output: the related subject areas, by source by article type, by year etc.

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Release Date: 
February 20 2020