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New RSCI List Includes 771 Academic Journals

New RSCI List Includes 771 Academic Journals

The new list has been compiled by a working group on quality assessment and selection of journals in RSCI on the Web of Science platform. The list is available on the HSE website.

The working group assessed the quality of academic journals included in RSCI in 2015, as well as the journals which were not included in the list, but specialized in certain topics and had been recognized in the overall RSCI rating in 2017.

Over 50 bibliometric indicators and statistical reports for the last eight years, as well as public examination of the journals by leading Russian scholars, were taken into account when deciding whether to include a particular journal in RSCI.

Expert assessment of journals by thematic councils (over 20 thousand scholars took part in the assessment) was carried out according to criteria such as academic level, relevance, stability of publication quality, editorial boards, design of the journal (including correctness of references) and compliance with ethics in publishing and research.

Unfair practices in journal issuance, including the absence of review or selective review, incorrect text borrowing, re-publication of already published texts under the same or foreign authorship, contractual citation or cross-citation and falsification of indicators,  were assessed according to Dissernet and National E-library materials.

As a result, 17 journals were removed and 137 journals were added to the existing RSCI list.

The new list of 771 Russian academic journals in RSCI has been posted on the websites of the RAS, the National E-library (eLibrary.Ru), the Higher School of Economics, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the Association of State Research Centres.

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