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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice
 

Evaluating the effectiveness of research organizations: The CEMI RAS case study

Vol. 20, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2021

Received: 20 September 2021

Received in revised form: 29 September 2021

Accepted: 7 October 2021

Available online: 29 October 2021

Subject Heading: ANALYSIS OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

JEL Classification: O15, O32, О38

Pages: 1874–1896

https://doi.org/10.24891/ea.20.10.1874

Ekaterina V. AKINFEEVA Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (CEMI RAS), Moscow, Russian Federation
tyusha08@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0657-9052

Mariya A. NIKONOVA Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (CEMI RAS), Moscow, Russian Federation
flowerchek1982@mail.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4365-4066

Subject. The article investigates the effectiveness of scientific activities of the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CEMI RAS).
Objectives. Our aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of scientific activity of the CEMI RAS on the basis of publication activities for 2010–2019.
Methods. We employ general scientific research methods. The data on the number of publications by the Institute's staff in journals included in Web of Science (WoS), Scopus, the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) databases, and the data of the CEMI RAS, serve as information base of the study.
Results. The paper presents a brief overview of scientometric indicators used to assess the effectiveness of scientific organizations. We evaluated the effectiveness on the basis of statistical data of the CEMI RAS, considered various methods of evaluating the effectiveness of scientific activities of universities and research institutes. To improve the effectiveness of scientific activities of the CEMI RAS, we developed a methodology for calculating the standard of publications and scores by department. The offered methodology is designed to encourage staff to improve scientific activities, thereby increasing both their individual effectiveness and the effectiveness of the scientific organization as a whole.
Conclusions. The analysis shows that during the period under review, the enhanced effectiveness of the CEMI RAS is confirmed by an increase in the number of articles, published by the Institute's staff in journals, included in the WoS, Scopus and RSCI databases, both overall and among individual researchers.

Keywords: scientometrics, scientific activity, publication activity, statistics, calculation methodology

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