The New RSCI List Now Includes 887 Journals
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.
For each specific journal, a full set of over 50 bibliometric indicators and statistics over the last four years was calculated and analysed according to RSCI and the RSCI core (Web of Science, Scopus and RSCI). The journals were ranked according to their bibliometric data and the results of a public expert review by scholars who have the highest citation indices and h-number in each subject area (over 20,000 participants).
The updated RSCI list includes 87 new journals that submitted their initiative applications, while two journals were excluded from the list for repeated violation of RSCI regulations. These journals were given the opportunity to correct their violations before December 1, 2021, otherwise they will be excluded from RSCI database.
In accordance with RSCI regulations, submission of initiative applications will be open from July 1 to October 15. The working group and subject area expert councils will begin considering applications on November 1.
RSCI is a bibliographical multidisciplinary database of publications in Russian academic journals or academic journals in Russian. The project is implemented together with the Russian Academy of Sciences, Clarivate Analytics, an international information analysis company, and elibrary.ru, a Russian online academic library. Access to RSCI database is conducted via a user interface of the information technology platform, Web of Science.
The Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) quality assessment and journal selection working group has updated its list of journals based on the results of expert review and monitoring of the quality of publications. The expert review examined such criteria as the scientific level of the journal, its relevance, its consistency, the level of the scientists on its editorial board, the journal’s adherence to publishing and scientific ethics, and the quality of its formatting.
The year 2020 was a period of economic hardship and significant change in a wide range of sectors for most countries. A team of authors from HSE University has explored how Russia will recover from this crisis and which industries will be affected by the economic recovery. Their study was published in the journal Voprosy ekonomiki.
Educational Studies, an academic journal founded by HSE University in 2004, has become the first Russian journal to enter the first quartile in Education in Scopus. This success relies on high requirements and thorough selection of publications, when the editorial board tries to select not just good papers, but particularly innovative studies.
The latest issue of Higher Education and Beyond, a quarterly informational journal published by HSE University, looks at how doctoral education has changed over the past few years in different countries, what reforms have been implemented and what effects they have had, what the historical roots of the current state of doctoral education are and how doctoral studies have evolved. The articles cover wide range of doctoral education stakeholders—from those who plan to enter doctoral programs to those who got their degree many years ago
Educational Studies Moscow journal, which is published by HSE University, is now included in the second quartile (Q2) of the Scopus international scientometric database. This reflects the high level of citation and demand for the journal within the academic community, thus confirming its status as the best Russian publication in the field of education.
The Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) has released a new journal list on the Web of Science Platform. The list was prepared by a group of experts at the Index who assessed the journals in terms of their quality and academic integrity.
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In recent discussion on internationalisation, the role of international students as main drivers has been rightly reconsidered. The 12th issue of Higher Education and Beyond addresses the importance of international students for higher educational institutions and the change they bring.