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Scopus Case Study

Foundation

Introduction

This case study of a foundation is based on a September 2020 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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
    • search results analysis capability: good
  • 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: , but needs improvement
    • scouting for the latest developments: Good
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending more than 50% 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
    • Easy to use interface

Impact & Outcomes

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Helped them identify an author / expert that led to a succesful partnership or advanced discovery and development
  • User anecdote sharing a situation, problem or project, where they benefited from Scopus:
    **"When evaluating candidates for review committees or applicants for a specific call"




About This Data

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

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.


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