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

Small Business Agriculture Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business 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 On a project basis.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: great
    • overall content quality: great
    • content coverage for journals, books and conferences: great
    • depth of content coverage in my specific discipline: great
    • search results analysis capability: great
  • Rated how well Scopus supports the following:
    • scouting for the latest developments: Very well
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending more than 50% more time to collect equavalent information.
  • Said compared to tools they’ve used, their favorite aspects of Scopus are the following:
    • Time saved getting to the answer they need
    • Trusted, reliable content

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
  • User anecdote sharing a situation, problem or project, where they benefited from Scopus:
    • “Scopus provided results in foreign languages that was useful for our factory.”

Scopus Customer Research

Responses by Other A&I Usage

Excluding Scopus, what other Abstract & Indexing (Citation) databases and/or general search applications have you used?

Academic search (e.g., Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, CiteSeerX)
72%
Web of Science (ISI)
66%
General search (e.g., Google, Yahoo, Bing, Baidu)
45%
Public/national (e.g., PubMed/Medline, Wellcome Collection Online, Indian Citation Index, NTIS)
33%
Aggregated database service through your library (e.g., EBSCOHost, OVID)
19%
Specialty (e.g., ProQuest Dissertations)
12%
Subject-specific (e.g., Engineering Village/Ei Compendex, Reaxys, CAB Abstracts)
9%

Scopus Customer Testimonial

Without Scopus, I would lose a very important source of scholarly information.

Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

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 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer software 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 Daily.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: great
    • overall content quality: great
    • content coverage for journals, books and conferences: good
    • depth of content coverage in my specific discipline: good
    • search results analysis capability: needs improvement
  • Rated how well Scopus supports the following:
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for collaboration: Good
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for potential hires: Good
    • tracking research trends over time: , but needs improvement
    • scouting for the latest developments: , but needs improvement
    • 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
    • Trusted, reliable content
    • Easy to use interface

Impact & Outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Helped them identify an author / expert that led to a succesful partnership or advanced discovery and development

Scopus Customer Testimonial

Not having access to Scopus would be tantamount to returning to the “Stone Age” as far as I am concerned!

Mohammad Ishaq Mohammad, Graduate Student, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia



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About Scopus

Scopus is a multidisciplinary source-neutral abstract and citation database built on enriched and linked research data and content. It helps users quickly access reliable data, metrics, and analytical tools to find relevant and trusted research, identify key contributors, benchmark competition, and inform an R&D strategy.

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