The effectiveness of scientific activity may be evaluated using both qualitative and quantitative indicators. conclusions of experts are the basis of quality assessment. The subjectivity of such assessments reduces the reliability of the results.
Quantitative estimates are based on published data and patent information: the number of publications, analysis of the frequency of citation (citation index), Hirsch index, impact factor of scientific journal, in which the work is published, the amount received by domestic and international grants, scholarships, domestic and foreign awards participation in international scientific collaboration, part of the editorial boards of scientific journals. From the above figures in recent years the greatest interest citation index, Hirsch index and impact factor. International experience scientometric research today is based on the use of scientometric databases.
Scientometric database (NMBD) – a bibliographic and abstract database with tools to track citations of articles published in scientific journals.
Citation Index – is accepted in the scientific world measure of the significance of scientific work of a scientist or research team. The value of the citation index determined by the number of references to the publication of the name of the author or other sources. However, to accurately determine the significance of scientific works is not only the number of links to them, but also the quality of these links.
Hirsch index (h-index) – a quantitative characteristic of the scientist, based on the number of its publications and the number of citations of these publications. For example, a scientist has index h-5, if 5 of its articles are cited at least 5 times each.
Impact factor indicates how many times on average each cited article published in the magazine over the next two years after the release.
Web of Science
Web of Science Corporation Thomson Reuters (http://wokinfo.com/russian/ – Russian site of the company Thomson Reuters) – authoritative world analytic and citation database of journal articles. This scientometric database, which allows you to search among more than 12,000 journals and 148,000 conference proceedings in the field of natural, social, humanities and the arts, and gives an opportunity to get the most relevant information for your questions.
The database Scopus
Scopus – bibliographic and abstract database and tools for tracking citation of articles published in scientific journals. Indexes 18 thousand. Academic titles of technical, medical and human sciences 5 thousand. Publishers. Database indexes scholarly journals, conference proceedings and a series of book publications. The developer and owner of SciVerse Scopus is the publishing company Elsevier.
List of all journals included in Scopus NMBD SJR are on site. Knowing the name of the magazine, you can find his website and learn about the editorial policy, the requirements for the authors etc .. On SJR website you can filter the list of the countries magazines.
The list of Ukrainian scientific publications included in the Scopus database.
Russian Science Citation Index (RISC)
Russian Science Citation Index (RISC) established the Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.RU as part of a project initiated by the Federal Agency for Science and Innovations (FASI). RISC – a mechanism that allows to evaluate the level of scientific publications based on formal and objective criteria. The main criterion for this is the relative index of citing articles published in this magazine, that is, its impact factor. Access to this scientometric base is carried out at this location.
Index Copernicus (IC) (Poland) – international Scientometric data base. This website includes indexing, ranking and abstracting journals, and is a platform for scientific collaboration and joint research projects. The database has a few tools to evaluate performance, to track the impact of scientific papers and publications of individual scientists or scientific institutions. In addition to assessing the performance index Copernicus offers traditional abstracting and indexing of publications.