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Scopus Case Study

Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 pharmaceuticals company is based on a September 2020 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Scopus use & feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company uses:

  • Said they use the Scopus Monthly.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: great
    • overall content quality: good
    • 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
    • tracking research trends over time: Very well
    • scouting for the latest developments: Good
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: Very well
  • 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:
  • Smart tools to analyze and visualized results
  • Easy to use interface

Impact & outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Saved their team time and money when searching & discovering innovations
    • 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:
    “I often use the cited and citation information in Scopus because it uncovers information that a keyword search fails to. We use it to assess the impact of our company’s publications with peers.”

Scopus Case Study

Siemens Ag

Introduction

This case study of Siemens AG 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 company uses:

  • Said they use the Scopus Monthly.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: good
    • 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: 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: Good
    • scouting for the latest developments: Good
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: Good
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending 20-29% more time to collect equavalent information.
    • Said compared to tools they’ve used, their favorite aspects of Scopus are the following:
  • Time saved getting to the answer they need
  • Trusted, reliable content

Impact & outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Saved their team time and money when searching & discovering innovations

Scopus Case Study

Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

Introduction

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

Scopus use & feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company uses:

  • Said they use the Scopus Monthly.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: good
    • overall content quality: great
    • content coverage for journals, books and conferences: needs improvement
    • 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: , but needs improvement
    • tracking research trends over time: Good
    • scouting for the latest developments: Very well
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: Good
  • 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
  • Smart tools to analyze and visualized results
  • Easy to use interface

Impact & outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Provided information that led to a competitive advantage
  • User anecdote sharing a situation, problem or project, where they benefited from Scopus:
    “learn competitive information”

Scopus Case Study

Large Enterprise Food Company

Introduction

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

Scopus use & feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company 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:
  • 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:
  • Trusted, reliable content

Impact & outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Saved their team time and money when searching & discovering innovations

Scopus Case Study

Small Business Computer Software Company

Introduction

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

Scopus use & feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company 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:
    • tracking research trends over time: Very well
    • scouting for the latest developments: excellently
  • 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
    • Easy to use interface
    • Recent developments finding

Impact & Outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Saved their team time and money when searching & discovering innovations
  • User anecdote sharing a situation, problem or project, where they benefited from Scopus:
    • “I make an annual report on recent developments in my subject field, which helps to keep my team’s knowledge up-to-date, to respond to emerging issues and to plan our future projects. The principle source of information for the report is Scopus.”

Scopus Case Study

Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on an October 2020 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Scopus use & feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company uses:

  • Said they use the Scopus Weekly.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: good
    • 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: Good
    • scouting for the latest developments: Good
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: Good
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they don’t believe they’d be able to find equivalent 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
    • Easy to use interface

Impact & outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Led to a significant discovery which helped inform R&D strategy & planning

Scopus Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

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

Scopus use and feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company uses:

  • Said they use the Scopus On a project basis.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: best in class
    • overall content quality: great
    • content coverage for journals, books and conferences: 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: Very well
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: Very well
  • Said compared to tools they’ve used, their favorite aspects of Scopus are the following:
    • Smart tools to analyze and visualized results
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending less than 20% more time to collect equivalent information.

Impact & Outcomes

The surveyed company 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:
    • “Identified excellent researchers at the head of their [emerging] fields to hire as Chief Editors for new journal launches.”

Elsevier Scopus Case Study

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Introduction

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.

“New Energy Efficiency Techniques.”

“Make it faster and focused research site.”

Challenges

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

Results

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

Scopus Case Study

Scopus is the A&I Database of Choice Among Users throughout Asia-Pacific

Introduction

This is a case study of Scopus customers based in the Asia-Pacific who were surveyed in a May 2017 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[With Scopus,] it is much easier and takes less time to find relevant research.” – Masako Kanai-Pak, Faculty, Kanto Gakuin University (Japan)

“I prefer to use Scopus. It is helpful to my research.” – Jun Wang, Associate Professor, Fudan University (China)

“Not having access to Scopus would be tantamount to returning to the “Stone Age” as far as I am concerned!” – Graduate Student, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

“Web of Science does not offer [as] many relevant articles and [it is] hard to analyze an affiliation or a specific person’s work.” – Youda Liu, Graduate Student, Tsinghua University (China)

“Scopus provides reliable data on publications and citations.” – Faculty member, University of Western Australia

Challenges

Students, faculty, and researchers at institutions throughout Asia-Pacific face a variety of challenges in navigating the scholarly information landscape. Survey respondents credit Scopus most often in supporting their work in three key ways:

  • 66% use it to keep themselves informed about advances in their area of expertise/field/discipline
  • 63% use it to track citations and/or publications (their own or another author)
  • 55% use it to get ideas for a new research project, direction for their thesis or to plan experiments

Use Case

Survey respondents identify three Scopus features in particular that are most valuable to their workflow:

  • 75% say searching for documents and analyzing search results
  • 53% say searching for and viewing their or another author’s profile
  • 48% say exporting documents and citations, and creating bibliographies

Results

63% of survey respondents throughout Asia-Pacific have used both Scopus and Web of Science. Scopus earns top scores from users in the following areas:

  • 93% agree that it is easier to refine, sort and rank Scopus search results than those on Web of Science
  • 93% agree that they prefer Scopus over Web of Science
  • 92% agree that the number of titles and publishers indexed by Scopus is more than Web of Science
  • 92% agree that Scopus delivers more relevant search results when compared to Web of Science
  • 91% agree that the coverage of their field is broader and more accurate on Scopus than Web of Science

Scopus Case Study

Scopus is the A&I Database of Choice Among Users in Central and South America

Introduction

This is a case study of Scopus customers based in Central and South America who were surveyed in a May 2017 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“If Scopus were not available, we would be almost blind to scientific progress.” – Principle Investigator, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

“Using Scopus, I can easily export data I need for analysis purposes.” – Student, Universidade Federal do Parana (Brazil)

“Scopus helps me identify primary sources.” – Researcher, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

“Scopus enables a detailed search with keywords and sends me notices of the articles that I am interested in.” – Graduate Student, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)

“[Without Scopus, I would lose] a very complete and important source of information for my research work.” – Maria Eugenia Hidalgo Bastidas, Graduate Student, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Challenges

Students, faculty, and researchers at institutions throughout Central and South America face a variety of challenges in navigating the scholarly information landscape. Survey respondents credit Scopus most often in supporting their work in three key ways:

  • 82% use it to keep themselves informed about advances in their area of expertise/field/discipline
  • 71% use it to track citations and/or publications (their own or another author)
  • 54% use it to get ideas for a new research project, direction for their theses or to plan experiments

Use Case

Survey respondents identify three Scopus features in particular that are most valuable to their workflow:

  • 88% say searching for documents and analyzing search results
  • 53% say exporting documents and citations, and creating bibliographies
  • 53% say analyzing citations for a particular set of documents

Results

71% of survey respondents in Central & South America have used both Scopus and Web of Science. Scopus earns top scores from users in the following areas:

  • 81% agree that coverage of their field is broader and more accurate on Scopus than on Web of Science
  • 81% agree that it is easier to refine, sort and rank Scopus search results than those on Web of Science
  • 74% agree that they prefer Scopus over Web of Science
  • 72% agree that Scopus delivers more relevant search results when compared to Web of Science
  • 64% agree that the number of titles and publishers indexed by Scopus is more than Web of Science

Scopus Case Study

Scopus: the A&I Database of Choice of Students, Faculty & Researchers

Introduction

This case study is based on a May 2017 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Scopus is a very useful tool. I highly recommend it to my postgraduate students.” – Faculty Member, University of New England, United States

“Scopus provides a more comprehensive and wider range of scholarly information, enabling me to get broader insight into the area I am researching.” – Graduate Student, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

“[With Scopus] alerts I have precise knowledge about developments in my area of study.” – Principle Investigator, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

“We need our Scopus data.” – Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

“[Before Scopus,] it was very difficult to narrow down searches.” – Graduate Student, Arizona State University, United States

“Before access to Scopus, it was impossible to conduct a thorough [literature] search.” – Researcher, University of York, United Kingdom

“Not having access to Scopus would be tantamount to returning to the ‘Stone Age!’” – Graduate Student, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Mayalasia

“Without Scopus, it would [be] even harder to complete the work my university expects of us.” – Faculty Member, Coventry University, United Kingdom

Challenges

Students, faculty and researchers at institutions throughout the world face a variety of challenges in navigating the scholarly information landscape. Survey respondents credit Scopus most often in supporting their work in these key ways:

  • 65% use it for tracking citations and/or publications (their own or another author)
  • 62% use it to keep themselves informed about advances in their area of expertise/field/discipline
  • 46% use it to get ideas for a new research project, direction for their thesis, or to plan experiments
  • 38% use it for reading for a course assignment or research project

Use Case

Survey respondents identify three Scopus features in particular that are most valuable to their workflow:

  • 75% – Searching for documents and analyzing search results
  • 49% – Searching for and viewing their or another author’s profile
  • 45% – Exporting documents and citations, and creating bibliographies

Results

66% of survey respondents have used both Scopus and Web of Science. Scopus earns top scores from users in the following areas:

  • 89% agree that they prefer Scopus over Web of Science
  • 88% agree that it is easier to refine, sort and rank Scopus search results than those on Web of Science
  • 88% agree that Scopus delivers more relevant search results when compared to Web of Science
  • 86% agree that coverage of their field is broader and more accurate on Scopus than Web of Science
  • 86% agree that the number of titles and publishers indexed by Scopus is more than Web of Science

Scopus Case Study

Scopus is the A&I Database of Choice Among Users in the United Kingdom

Introduction

This case study of Scopus customers based in the United Kingdom who were surveyed in a May 2017 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Scopus is easy to use and thorough.”
-John Hardy, Lecturer in Materials Chemistry, University of Lancaster

“[Scopus is] one of the best sources for online journals and papers.”
-Mayang Puteri, Graduate Student, The University of Manchester

“Without Scopus, it would become even harder to complete the work my university expects of us.”
-Faculty Member, Coventry University

“Scopus provides a more comprehensive and wider range of scholarly information, enabling me to get a broader insight into the area I am researching.”
-Graduate Student, University of Hertfordshire

“Before access to Scopus, it was impossible to conduct a thorough [literature] search.”
-Researcher, University of York

“We need our Scopus data.”
-Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

Challenges

Students, faculty and researchers at institutions throughout the U.K. face a variety of challenges in navigating the scholarly information landscape. Survey respondents credit Scopus most often in supporting their work in three key ways:

  • 60% use it for tracking citations and/or publications (their own or another author)
  • 44% use it to keep themselves informed about advances in their area of expertise/field/discipline
  • 31% use it to get ideas for a new research project, direction for a thesis, or to plan experiments

Use Case

Survey respondents identify three Scopus features in particular that are most valuable to their workflow:

  • 58% say searching for documents and analyzing search results
  • 44% say exporting documents and citations and creating bibliographies
  • 42% say search and view of their’s or another author’s profile

Results

56% of survey respondents in the U.K. have used both Scopus and Web of Science. Scopus earns top scores from users in the following areas:

  • 94% agree that it is easier to refine, sort and rank Scopus search results than those on Web of Science
  • 91% agree that they prefer Scopus over Web of Science
  • 90% agree that the number of titles and publishers indexed by Scopus is more than Web of Science
  • 88% agree that Scopus delivers more relevant search results when compared to Web of Science
  • 83% agree that coverage of their field is broader and more accurate on Scopus than Web of Science

Elsevier Scopus Case Study

Genentech, Inc.

Introduction

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.”

Challenges

  • 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

Results

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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