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Elsevier Scopus Case Study

Genentech, Inc.


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.”


  • 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


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

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