Over Ten HSE Journals Selected for Russian Science Citation Index Project
The Russian Science Citation Index project has been officially launched. The best Russian academic journals are now compiled in a separate database on the Web of Science platform. The goal of the project is to integrate Russian academic journals into international networks for scientific information exchange. 649 journals have been included in the RSCI list based on bibliometric indicators and expert assessments.
The RSCI project has been implemented by Thomson Reuters (the owner of the Web of Science) and the academic electronic library eLIBRARY.RU (operator of the Russian Science Citation Index). The Web of Science is the most authoritative citation database in the world, but, until now, hasn’t fully reflected the results of Russian scientific studies published in Russian journals. A working group, led by Anatoly Grigoriev, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was created in order to select the best Russian journals to be included in a worldwide citation network. Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector, ISSEK Director, is Deputy Chairman.
The RSCI list was formed in two rounds. First, the journals were checked for compliance with the formal acceptance criteria. Then the selected journals were subjected to qualitative analysis by experts renowned in their scientific fields. HSE was a major expert platform for discussing the issues related to the methodology of assessment and selection of journals for the RSCI project. HSE was chosen for this project as a university with its own research base in scientometrics and research expertise.
The following journals have been selected for the Russian Science Citation Index project:
- Business Informatics
- International Organisations Research Journal
- Public Administration Issues
- The Journal of Educational Studies
- Journal of Social Policy Studies
- Journal of Corporate Finance Research
- The Universe of Russia
- Law. Journal of the State University - Higher School of Economics
- Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics
- The Russian Sociological Review
- Foresight and STI Governance
- Economic Sociology
- The HSE Economic Journal
- Moscow Mathematical Journal
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.
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.
The 18th issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB) journal is available online. HERB is a quarterly informational journal published by HSE University since 2014 in cooperation with Boston College Center of International Higher Education. The current issue explores the issue of academic inbreeding.
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.
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.
The 11th issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, a journal aimed at bringing current Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European educational trends to the attention of the global academic community, is now available. This issue’s main focus is ‘National Academic Journals: between Survival and Prosperity’.