Improve scientific discovery and product development

Today’s leading R&D organizations and key global funding bodies rely on Scopus’ rich database abstracts and citations. By tapping this resource, they stay ahead of scientific developments, assess research quality, liaise with key experts and maintain a competitive advantage. See how Scopus supports R&D organizations in different industries.

Scopus fast-tracks scientific development. Global interdisciplinary research literature inspires confident, fact-based innovation decisions. We ease the resource and time constraints faced by scientists with powerful search, analysis and visualization tools. Researchers can feel confident that they are not missing research or commercial application impacting tomorrow's products.

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How can you benefit from Scopus

Make better research decisions


  • Track and monitor global research output
  • Pinpoint trending insights and solutions
  • Identify and validate new ideas, technologies and applications


Identify trends and make better research decisions

"Scopus helps me quickly build a basis to make a decision on next steps." Research Pathologist, Medical Device R&D

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Find leading experts and potential partners

  • Find the best minds and experts in all scientific fields
  • Evaluate potential collaborators and initiate new projects
  • Stay up to date on the latest research insights from key authors and opinion leaders

Find leading experts and potential partners

"Scopus enables us to follow the best minds in science. It also helps us determine whom we should reach out to."R&D Executive, Pharmaceutical company

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Maintain a competitive edge


  • Track and evaluate competitors’ latest research outputs
  • Monitor and anticipate industry partnerships
  • Find competitor solutions to specific R&D problems


Maintain a competitive edge

"Scopus helps maintain our company’s position as the leader in the food packaging and processing industry. It helps us get a quick start and stay ahead." Information manager, global packaging manufacturer

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Scopus: Key facts

Scopus encompasses an extensive global and interdisciplinary research database of abstracts and citations. Here’s a quick data dive:

  • 55 million: The number of records in Scopus
  • 22,000: The number of titles in Scopus
  • 5,000: The number of international publishers in Scopus
  • 5: The number of contributing patent offices

With Scopus, corporate researchers can feel confident that they are not missing research or commercial applications impacting tomorrow’s products.

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Customer stories

Making better decisions

How Scopus Improves Product Development Outcomes

Better decisions are born from a wealth of knowledge. A medical device researcher used Scopus to find new avenues to explore after researching industry-specific insights on Scopus. Drilling down on specific topics gives scientists the information they need, and the confidence to move forward and advance their field.

"Scopus helps me quickly build a basis to make a decision on next steps."

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Leveraging external expertise

Improving preclinical studies’ success rates>

A pharmaceutical R&D group partnered with key experts they identified through the latest research from Scopus. In this case study, new compounds entered the preclinical stage in record time because of agile solutions facilitated by literature research.

"For midsize companies to compete with larger companies that have greater resources, it’s all about agility and creating the most innovative approaches."

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Gaining a competitive edge

Developing a superior technology ahead of the competition

A senior technologist and R&D manager at a major industrial gas company saved an entire year of research by tapping Scopus. In this case study, he describes how his product development process was fast-tracked.

"A couple of hours of literature searching with Scopus saved us a year of research."

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Impactful insights – Powered by Scopus

The combination of content breadth and smart tools allows you to search, analyze and visualize research trends, leading authors and research groups as well as sources in growing fields. Let Scopus' impactful insights power your decisions.

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Surfaces & coatings

Surfaces & coatings
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Renewable energy

Renewable energy
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