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Scopus Case Study

Universität Duisburg Essen

Introduction

This case study of Universität Duisburg-Essen 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 organization 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:
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for collaboration: Good
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for potential hires: Good
    • tracking research trends over time: Very well
    • scouting for the latest developments: excellently
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: Very well
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending 30-39% 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
    • Trusted, reliable content

Impact & outcomes

The surveyed organization 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
    • Helped them identify an author / expert that led to a succesful partnership or advanced discovery and development
    • Led to a significant discovery which helped inform R&D strategy & planning




About This Data

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