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A/B testing: Making Scopus Better (Part I)

on Fri, 03/18/2016 - 17:45

How are changes to Scopus determined, and how does your use of Scopus impact the development process? This post is the first of a two-part series in which we discuss A/B testing and how data analysis is

helping us improve Scopus.

There are multiple ways the Scopus team works to identify potential product changes, with a focus to bring you the best experience and provide information faster and with deeper insights. From listening to user feedback to investigating new technology and trends, the product team continuously works to both iterate on existing features and functionality and develop new enhancements.

For an A&I database like Scopus, which serves researchers, institutions, and corporations from all over the world with timely information from over 5000 publishers, there is not a single “typical” user. Each individual user has a specific need and an ideal way they would like the product to work.

Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (V)

on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:03

To round out our series on "who are the people that work on Scopus?" we present you with the Product Marketing team. We're also the people behind this blog and Scopus' social media accounts. If you'd like to get in contact with us, please send an email to Scopus Marketing and we'll get back to you quickly.

Pierre van Doorn,  Marketing Enablement Manager

What is your role on the Scopus team?

I’m responsible for communicating all Scopus product releases to our users and customers. It is essential to keep our users and customers informed on what kind of functionality and content we continue to add to the product. We want users to be able to use Scopus to the fullest. Communication is essential in making them aware of how Scopus can help them in their work. I also make sure that our global sales team is up to date on Scopus and all it has to offer our customers.

What is your favorite part about working on Scopus (and at Elsevier!)?

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Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (IV)

on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:26

Part IV of our series on the people who bring you Scopus. Next up, Eric Swenson and Peter Berkvens.

Eric Swenson, Director of Product Management

ORCID: 0000-0002-2897-2907

Tell us about yourself.

At the core, I am a producer – someone who conceives of and designs products that combine digital technology, design and high stakes business logistics. I have worked at the forefront of digital media, publishing and information services for more than 20 years, most recently with Elsevier's Science & Technology Division since 2011.

Previously, I have worked as Director of Production and Program Management for Hearst Interactive Media, served as the co-founder and creative director of publisher and design studio Necro Enema Amalgamated, produced music under Cherry Red Records label out of London and taught digital media production at Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program.

How do you describe your role on the Scopus Product team?

Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (III)

on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:47

Part III of our "who are the people that work on Scopus?" series. In their own words, the Scopus Product Management team describes who they are, what their role is on the team and what they like most about working on Scopus and at Elsevier.

Gillian Griffiths, Senior Product Manager

Tell us about yourself.

From Liverpool, studied Biology/Psychology at University of York. I've worked at Elsevier in the Netherlands since 1984 – so Scopus launch coincided with my 20 year jubilee. Started as Desk Editor in Life Sciences publishing; involved in launch of Elsevier’s first online journal – Gene-Combis – in 1995, then supervised building of more scalable online journal systems for publishing (before ScienceDirect was ready), enabling portals like Parasitology Online. I also helped develop early online submission systems.

Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (II)

on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:00

Part II of our "who are the people that work on Scopus?" posts. In their own words, the Scopus Product Management team describes who they are, what their role is on the team and what they like most about working on Scopus and at Elsevier.

Jessica Kowalski, Global Market Development Manager

Tell us about yourself.

I have worked in technology and research for over 10 years in both the public and private sectors. A science and literature geek at heart, I’ve found myself at home at Elsevier for the last 4 years. Though my home base is NY, I travel extensively in North America, Europe and Asia for both business and personal purposes.

How do you describe your role on the Scopus Product team?

Global Market Development Manager – Responsible for growing the Scopus business in new and existing markets.

What is your favorite part about working on Scopus (and at Elsevier!)?

The travel.

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Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team

on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:18

So who are the people that work on Scopus? We thought it was time to let you meet them, in their own words. Rather than overwhelm you, I'll break this up into a few smaller groups. I asked everyone on our team the same 4-5 questions and here is what they had to say. My own "interview" is still to come...

First up, Senior Product Managers Dr. Wim Meester and Michael Habib and Market Development Manager Becky Brown.

Michael Habib, Senior Product Manager

ORCIDorcid.org/0000-0002-8860-7565

Twitter: @habib

 How do you describe your role on the Scopus product team and what's your story?

As Senior Product Manager for Elsevier's Scopus, I am currently focused on altmetrics, author profiling, and Mendeley integration. I also serves as an ORCID Ambassador and on the NISO Alternative Metrics Initiative Steering Committee. Prior to joining Elsevier, I worked at the print-on-demand publisher Lulu.com.