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974 Customers Surveyed

6,352 Data Points Collected

45 Published TechFacts

9 Published Charts

6 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Elsevier Scopus Case Study

Genentech, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Genentech, Inc. is based on a September 2016 survey of Elsevier Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Using Scopus, I found experts and articles in a particular subject matter and found references, citations by author and by key word.”

Challenges

  • Uses Scopus to achieve the following outcomes or business objectives:
    • Patent drafting and prosecution
    • Landscaping the competitors and getting up to speed quickly
      **Discover key opinion leaders – find the best minds in a specific field of interest using Scopus

Use Case

  • Uses Elsevier Scopus weekly
  • Uses the following information sources or tools in their work in addition to Scopus to support outcomes:
    • Journal or book articles
    • Patent databases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Uses Scopus to support the following:
    • finding an opinion leader or expert: very significantly
    • competition tracking: very significantly
    • getting up to speed quickly: very significantly
    • evaluating research quality: very significantly
  • Values the following aspects of Scopus:
    • Gets them a broader view of their field
    • Saves time in getting the answers they need
    • Has trusted and reliable content
    • Is an easy to use interface

Scopus Case Study

Scopus is the A&I Database of Choice Among Users throughout Asia-Pacific

Introduction

This is a case study of Scopus customers based in the Asia-Pacific who were surveyed in a May 2017 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[With Scopus,] it is much easier and takes less time to find relevant research.” – Masako Kanai-Pak, Faculty, Kanto Gakuin University (Japan)

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

“Not having access to Scopus would be tantamount to returning to the “Stone Age” as far as I am concerned!” – Graduate Student, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

“Web of Science does not offer [as] many relevant articles and [it is] hard to analyze an affiliation or a specific person’s work.” – Youda Liu, Graduate Student, Tsinghua University (China)

“Scopus provides reliable data on publications and citations.” – Faculty member, University of Western Australia

Challenges

Students, faculty, and researchers at institutions throughout Asia-Pacific face a variety of challenges in navigating the scholarly information landscape. Survey respondents credit Scopus most often in supporting their work in three key ways:

  • 66% use it to keep themselves informed about advances in their area of expertise/field/discipline
  • 63% use it to track citations and/or publications (their own or another author)
  • 55% use it to get ideas for a new research project, direction for their thesis or to plan experiments

Use Case

Survey respondents identify three Scopus features in particular that are most valuable to their workflow:

  • 75% say searching for documents and analyzing search results
  • 53% say searching for and viewing their or another author’s profile
  • 48% say exporting documents and citations, and creating bibliographies

Results

63% of survey respondents throughout Asia-Pacific have used both Scopus and Web of Science. Scopus earns top scores from users in the following areas:

  • 93% agree that it is easier to refine, sort and rank Scopus search results than those on Web of Science
  • 93% agree that they prefer Scopus over Web of Science
  • 92% agree that the number of titles and publishers indexed by Scopus is more than Web of Science
  • 92% agree that Scopus delivers more relevant search results when compared to Web of Science
  • 91% agree that the coverage of their field is broader and more accurate on Scopus than Web of Science

Scopus Customer Testimonial

Using Scopus allows me to save time and easily get to the article I am looking for.

Giovanni Casciaro, Researcher, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

Scopus Customer Satisfaction Rating

Hareesh Muthuraj, Researcher, Vellore Institute of Technology (India) recommends Scopus for this reason:

It covers all engineering, science, and medical domains. [Its] content is highly technical and [meets our high] standard.

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 Customer Research

Responses by Frequency of Use

How often do you use Scopus?

Daily: 16%
Weekly: 39%
Monthly: 28%
Less than once per month: 12%
A few times per year or less: 6%


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About Scopus

Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

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