Analyzing the statistics for publication activity of the researchers of the S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine for 1974—2020 in the scientometric database Webof Science
Keywords:the Institute of Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine, publication activity, impact factors of journals, Web of Science, Hirsch index, citation, research evaluation
The article presents an analysis of the statistical data from the Web of Science platform on the publication activity of the researchers of the Institute of Geophysics from 1974 to 2020. 1382 articles are indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. They have been published in 107 journals of 18 countries in 5 languages. The distribution of publications over the years clearly shows two peaks. The first one (1981—1990) is due to the fact that «Geophysical Journal International» since 1981 for 10 years has been completely translated into English and distributed abroad. During this time, half of the journal’s articles have been indexed in the Web of Science. The second peak is a consequence of the journal’s inclusion in 2015 the Web of Science. The self-citation index is 17 %, which corresponds to the world indicator for the section «Geology». Over the past twenty years, when the SCI Journal began publishing the freely available Internet Impact Factor Database of journals that are part of the Web of Science, 181 articles have been posted in 73 journals whose impact factors range from 0,046 to 7,000 with an average value of 1,785. The Hirsch index is defined for 71 researchers. Its average value is 5, which is higher for 29,6 % of researchers. The practice was discussed for using the Hirsch index in Ukraine and Russia in sollution of employee issues and allocating grants for scientific research. The Hirsch index is shown to have a wider scope of its application in our neighbors and it plays a more influential role.
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