Scopus data is a trusted source of bibliometric data used by leading universities and government institutions across the globe including the OECD, the iFQ (the German Research Foundation's Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance) and NISTEP
(the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy of Japan).
Patent System," presented at the 2006 conference on 21st Century Innovation Systems for the United States and Japan: Lessons from a Decade of Change, sponsored by the National Academies, NISTEP
of Japan, and the Institute of Innovation Research of Hitotsubashi University.
continues to monitor emerging scientific areas and technology fields using this method, with their most recent report Science Map 2004 (NISTEP