TechValidate Research on Scopus

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1,100 Customers Surveyed

7,211 Data Points Collected

45 Published TechFacts

9 Published Charts

103 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Scopus Case Study

Large Enterprise Agriculture Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise agriculture company is based on a September 2020 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Scopus use & feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company uses:

  • Said they use the Scopus Weekly.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: great
    • overall content quality: best in class
    • content coverage for journals, books and conferences: best in class
    • depth of content coverage in my specific discipline: good
    • search results analysis capability: great
  • Rated how well Scopus supports the following:
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for collaboration: Very well
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for potential hires: Good
    • tracking research trends over time: excellently
    • scouting for the latest developments: excellently
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: , but needs improvement
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending less than 20% more time to collect equivalent information.
  • Said compared to tools they’ve used, their favorite aspects of Scopus are the following:
    • Results help me get a broader view of my field
    • Time saved getting to the answer they need
    • Trusted, reliable content
    • Smart tools to analyze and visualized results
    • Easy to use interface

Impact & outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Provided information that led to a competitive advantage

Scopus Customer Testimonial

Scopus is a great tool to stay updated about research advances.

Graduate Student, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Scopus Customer Testimonial

I prefer to use Scopus. It is helpful to my research.
- Jun Wang, Associate Professor, Fudan University (China)

Jun Wang, Associate Professor, Fudan University (China)

Scopus Customer Research

Responses by Most Useful Features

Which feature(s) of Scopus do you use most or find to be most useful?

Search for documents and analyze search results
75%
Search for and view my or another author’s profile
49%
Export documents and citations, create bibliographies
45%
Search for and/or compare journals
40%
Analyze citations for a particular set of documents
37%
Set alerts (search, author citation, document citation)
27%
Search for and view affiliation profiles
23%

Scopus Customer Research

Responses by Subject Area

What is your primary field of study / research?

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering (inc. chemistry, computer science, earth & planetary sciences, energy, geology, materials science, physics & astronomy): 42%
Life Sciences (inc. agricultural, biological sciences, biochemistry, environmental science, genetics, immunology & microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience): 17%
Health Sciences (inc. dentistry, health professions, medicine & psychiatry, nursing, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical science, veterinary medicine, veterinary science): 12%
Social Sciences & Humanities (inc. accounting, anthropology, arts & humanities, business & management, decision sciences, economics & finance, history, library & information science, psychology, social sciences): 24%

Scopus Case Study

Siemens Ag

Introduction

This case study of Siemens AG is based on a September 2020 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Scopus use & feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company uses:

  • Said they use the Scopus On a project basis.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: great
    • overall content quality: best in class
    • content coverage for journals, books and conferences: best in class
    • depth of content coverage in my specific discipline: best in class
    • search results analysis capability: best in class
  • Rated how well Scopus supports the following:
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for collaboration: excellently
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for potential hires: excellently
    • tracking research trends over time: excellently
    • scouting for the latest developments: excellently
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: excellently
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending 30-39% more time to collect equavalent information.
  • Said compared to tools they’ve used, their favorite aspects of Scopus are the following:
    • Results help me get a broader view of my field

Impact & Outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Saved their team time and money when searching & discovering innovations
    • Provided information that led to a competitive advantage


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