Government & Funding Agencies

In addition to its strengths as a search and discovery tool, Scopus is the main data source for Elsevier's SciVal. Scopus data, as utilized in SciVal, can help guide your institution's overall strategic direction, assess its status relative to other institutions, identify funding resources, enable collaboration and measure researcher performance. Additionally, Scopus Custom Data and Elsevier Analytical Services can provide data-driven insights into research trends and overall impact.

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Embracing the REF

Learn more about Elsevier’s role over the past decade as a data provider and partner in a number of prestigious rankings, customized reports and national assessment exercises.

Embracing the REF – Supporting research excellence in the UK and beyond (pdf 2.52 mb)


  • Assess the scientific output of individual researchers or of your institution
  • Allocate financial resources to researchers or departments by tracking impact
  • Check researcher and tenure candidates' production, citations, and h-index and compare them to others in the same subject area

Researchers & Authors

  • Search for relevant topics/articles during the literature review phase
  • Decide where to publish – analyze the top journals and authors in your discipline
  • Discover who is citing you, and how many citations an article or author has received; identify potential collaborators
  • Find information to support your grant or other applications

Editors & Reviewers

  • Identify and contact potential editorial board members
  • Evaluate an author's previously published work
  • Find and evaluate referees and authors for review papers and thematic issues
  • Quickly review performance and coverage of other journals
  • Monitor journal trends: for example, compare the current scope of a journal with citation patterns to see if a shift has occurred


  • Provide users with a global, comprehensive abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed content
  • Link quickly and accurately to full-text articles, optimizing your institution's investments
  • Increase the visibility of and access to other library resources
  • Inform collection management decisions through analysis of highly cited articles and journals