HSE Acknowledged as Most Cited Russian University in 2016
Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business) has awarded the most influential Russian researchers and research centres.
The winners were selected based on their citation indices in the Web of Science Core Collection, which is the oldest and the most authoritative database of the world’s leading journals, conferences, and books.
The Higher School of Economics and the Siberian Federal University won in the category of ‘Most Cited University’. Experts from Clarivate Analytics used the InCites tool to analyze which Russian universities were the most active in terms of Web of Science Core Collection media publication over the last ten years, and calculated which of them had the highest average citation of papers, normalized by subject area.
Pavel Kasianov, an expert in scientometrics at Clarivate Analytics, says that the high award reflects HSE’s focus on publishing its research outcomes in the most authoritative academic journals, which are read worldwide and thus attracts the highest numbers of citations.
The Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) quality assessment and journal selection working group based on Web of Science has completed its updates to the RSCI list. The group particularly considered journals that submitted 219 initiative applications last year. The updated list includes 87 new journals, with 2 journals having been excluded.
The recipients of the annual Web of Science Awards are the most influential scientists, scientific organizations and publications of the year. The Moscow Mathematical Journal has made it into the top quartile in the subject area of mathematics and was announced by jury members to be the most influential Russian scientific journal of 2017.
On September 25 a presentation of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), of which HSE is a partner, took place. The purpose of the project is to integrate Russian academic journals into the international exchange network of scientific information. RSCI has listed 1000 journals, based on bibliometric indicators and expert reviews, to go on the Web of Science platform.