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Elsevier Scopus Case Study

Royal Dutch Shell PLC


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.

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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


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

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