Scientometric research in Russia: impact of science policy changes
статья в журнале
(ИНГГ СО РАН)
дата публикации: 2016
After the fall of the USSR in 1990, there was a steady stagnation of Russian science for 15 years. The restoration started in 2006 after the government introduced new science policies with funds depending on the research assessment. As it follows from this paper, the trends of publication activity in Russia have changed after that. On the other hand, the number of annual scientometric publications in Russia increased sharply from dozens to hundreds in the period of 2006-2014. In this paper, we consider whether these facts are related or not. We investigated the dynamics and structure of scientometric articles flow and revealed how it is related to the stages of Russian Science reformation. In the final part, we made a brief review of the most cited issues including country research specialization, low citing, and Matthew index. The aim of this paper is to make a review of new Russian scientometrics landscape and to explain the reasons why it has changed.