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 Customer Statistic

90% of surveyed research organizations located in the United Kingdom agree that the number of titles and publishers indexed by Scopus is more than Web of Science.

90%

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 Customer Research

Users Prefer Scopus Over Web of Science

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement as follows:

Very strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Disagree

Coverage of my field is broader and more accurate on Scopus than Web of Science
Scopus delivers more relevant search results when compared to Web of Science
It is easier to refine, sort, and rank Scopus search results than those on Web of Science
The number of titles and publishers indexed by Scopus is more than Web of Science
I prefer Scopus over Web of Science

Scopus Case Study

Schott Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Schott Corporation 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: good
    • content coverage for journals, books and conferences: good
    • depth of content coverage in my specific discipline: good
    • search results analysis capability: good
  • Rated how well Scopus supports the following:
  • 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
    • Easy to use interface

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

Scopus Customer Testimonial

Scopus keeps me more up-to-date.

Susanne Olkkola, Researcher, The University of Arizona (United States)

Scopus Case Study

Small Business Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business 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 Weekly.
  • 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:
    • tracking research trends over time: Very well
    • scouting for the latest developments: excellently
  • 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:
    • Results help me get a broader view of my field
    • Easy to use interface
    • Recent developments finding

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:
    • “I make an annual report on recent developments in my subject field, which helps to keep my team’s knowledge up-to-date, to respond to emerging issues and to plan our future projects. The principle source of information for the report is Scopus.”


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