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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice
 

Analyzing the publication activity effectiveness of a scientific organization based on the Citation Index (the CEMI RAS case)

Vol. 21, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2022

Received: 12 August 2022

Received in revised form: 22 August 2022

Accepted: 1 September 2022

Available online: 27 October 2022

Subject Heading: ANALYSIS OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

JEL Classification: O18, R58

Pages: 1877–1897

https://doi.org/10.24891/ea.21.10.1877

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

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

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

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

Subject. The article addresses the assessment of publication activities effectiveness of an organization engaged in scientific research in the humanities, carried out on the basis of citation indexes of publications of employees.
Objectives. The purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of publication activities of a scientific organization and its employees, based on indicators of citation level, the number of publications, the Hirsch index.
Methods. The study rests on general scientific research methods.
Results. We performed a comparative analysis of publication activities of three institutes engaged in research in the field of economics, presented an overview of Russian databases, i.e. the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), the eLibrary platform, analyzed the effectiveness of publication activities of scientific researchers of the Central Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences by field of science and by academic position, using the indicators of citation index (Hirsch index), the number of publications included in the RSCI, and the number of references from the RSCI. Our analysis demonstrated high efficiency of the CEMI RAS, which to a greater extent depends on the publication activities of its staff in the position of chief and leading researchers.
Conclusions. The existing system for evaluating the publication activities of scientific organizations, which rests on quantitative indicators, is effective, though not sufficiently informative. It is required to expand the list of indicators and conduct a peer review of researchers’ publications.

Keywords: citation, Hirsch index, effectiveness of scientific activity, publication activities, comparative analysis

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