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Scopus Case Study



This case study of TERI 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 Daily.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: best in class
    • 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: Very well
    • finding researchers or opinion leaders for potential hires: Very well
    • tracking research trends over time: excellently
    • scouting for the latest developments: excellently
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: excellently
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending 40-49% 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
    • Time saved getting to the answer they need
    • Trusted, reliable content
    • Smart tools to analyze and visualized results
    • Easy to use interface
    • Citation report

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
  • User anecdote sharing a situation, problem or project, where they benefited from Scopus:
    **By using Scopus I was able to define the scope/limitation of the studies for one of my projects , because after searching in Scopus I came to know that very few research papers were published on the subject after 2012. I also came to know who are the institutions and authors working on the subject. It helps me in collaborating with those researchers in the field. This saves not only my time but also helps me in establishing linkages with other institutes.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Scopus by TechValidate.

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