Comprehensive university to innovative research enterprise

How three solutions from Elsevier help the University of Johannesburg.

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As the world embraces new technologies that transform economies and industries, the University of Johannesburg is establishing its reputation as a leading research institution with the help of three Elsevier solutions.

The disruptive technological breakthroughs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution present challenges and opportunities. Preparing to ride the wave of this world-changing revolution, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is focused on expanding its mission from a comprehensive university to an innovative research enterprise.

To enhance their excellence and spur growth, the university leadership know that they must attract global talent, from the brightest graduate students to the top researchers in their fields. The combined force of three Elsevier solutions—ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVal — supports them in this endeavor.


It’s really difficult to imagine life as a researcher today without those databases giving us information that we need in a matter of seconds — and it’s information that we wouldn’t have been able to get in the old-style way. But now, you type a keyword and the database gives you everything you need.

Henok Kinfe, Professor of Chemistry

Together, ScienceDirect, Scopus & SciVal help UJ address 3 paradigms:

Competition and impact

Competition and impact

UJ uses SciVal to benchmark against other universities, examine rankings, evaluate potential collaborators and evaluate what peer institutions are doing.

Collaborative research

Collaborative research

Scopus, SciVal and ScienceDirect enable researchers and institutions to identify and evaluate potential collaborators globally.

Information overload

Information overload

With smart technology and innovative algorithms, ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVal help researchers cut through the noise to quickly find interdisciplinary connections.

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