TechValidate Research on Scopus

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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


Scopus Customer Statistic

83% of surveyed research organizations located in the United Kingdom agree that coverage of their field is broader and more accurate on Scopus than Web of Science.

83%

Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America Customer Statistic

Satisfied Subscribers

Overall, 100% of surveyed users are very satisfied with their subscription to Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America.

Elsevier Scopus Case Study

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Introduction

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

“New Energy Efficiency Techniques.”

“Make it faster and focused research site.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Scopus:

  • Uses Scopus to achieve the following outcomes or business objectives:
    • Open innovation activities
    • Idea generation
    • Stage gate decision making
    • Basic research

Use Case

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

  • Uses Elsevier Scopus monthly.
  • Uses the following information sources or tools in their work in addition to Scopus:
    • Journal or book articles
    • Innovation tools or consultants

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Scopus:

  • Uses Scopus to support the following:
    • Finding an opinion leader or expert: very significantly
    • Competition tracking: significantly
    • Finding potential partners: 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
    • Has smart tools that analyze and visualize results

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%

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 Customer Research

Responses by Proficiency

How would you rate your proficiency with using Scopus?

Beginner / not very proficient: 18%
Intermediate / reasonably proficient, I find what I need: 56%
Advanced / proficient, comfortable showing others how to use it: 21%
Expert / very proficient, able to teach others to use it well: 5%


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About Scopus

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