Resources for research managers

Helping research managers achieve their strategic objectives

Elsevier not only provides industry-leading research tools and databases: we can support your strategic mission and research performance objectives with our content and expertise.

Whether you want to know more about the methodologies of rankings, the state of global research in a certain area, or advice and best practices to help you hone your research strategy, the Elsevier team is there for you.

Helping research managers achieve their strategic objectives

SciVal saves a lot of time and effort in compiling the Key Performance Indicators for the university and benchmarking these against other institutions.”

Liam Cleere, Senior Research Manager, University College Dublin Research

University rankings

Rankings are influenced by research output and citation data. Are you confident that the data for your institution is accurate and complete?

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Research reports

Topical reports explore the latest research developments and trends, demonstrating the breadth and depth of Elsevier’s analyses.

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Elsevier solutions provide reliable data and information, delivering insights to improve decision-making and answer critical questions.

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Latest resources for research managers


Three solutions to address competition, impact and collaboration

Find out how the University of Johannesburg is using the combined power of ScienceDirect, SciVal and Scopus to help expand its mission from a comprehensive university to an innovative research enterprise.

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AI: how knowledge is created, transferred, and used

AI: how knowledge is created, transferred, and used

The AI report is the first of its kind to define the field of AI in a comprehensive way so policy makers, research managers and others can better manage AI knowledge.

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Show your university in its best light. 5 things to consider.

Show your university in its best light. 5 things to consider.

Are your university’s achievements reflected in rankings reports and assessments? Know what data goes into rankings and follow these best practices to ensure accurate and complete data for your university.

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Elsevier solutions for research managers

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.


Scopus is a source-neutral abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts. It places powerful discovery and analytics tools in the hands of institutional research managers, researchers, librarians and funders.

A ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility.


With data on more than 11,500 research institutions worldwide, visualize your research performance, benchmark relative to peer institutions, develop strategic partnerships, identify and analyze new, emerging research trends, and create uniquely tailored reports.

A highly versatile centralized system, Pure enables your organization to build reports, carry out performance assessments, manage researcher profiles, enable research networking and expertise discovery and more, all while reducing administrative burden for researchers, faculty and staff.


Pure is a modern Research Information Management System, which helps your organization to improve performance with data and analytics. As a versatile, interoperable software, Pure supports both fact-based decision making and industrial-strength expertise discovery.

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