Thomson Reuters and Ural Federal University Named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin Presented the Russian Review Publication on Scientometrics

Top Quote The "Scientometrics Guide: Science and Technology Development Indicators" book has been written to help scientists and researchers learn the methodology of present-day scientometrics and its principal tools used to analyze research team performance efficiency throughout the entire world. The book will be distributed free of charge by Thomson Reuters. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 18, 2015 - Moscow, Russia - Today, Thomson Reuters-the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals-has introduced the book "Scientometrics Guide: Science and Technology Development Indicators" ("the Guide") prepared in partnership with Ural Federal University (UrFU). The new publication will be helpful to researchers, heads of institutions of higher learning and research organizations, and everyone who is interested in measuring and evaluating the development of science and technology. The book will be distributed free of charge by Thomson Reuters and through the online portal from February 16, 2015.

    "The Guide" contains the history and development of scientometrics, sources of information used in scientometric research, main scientometric indicators, and modern methods of analysis and evaluation of research activities. The book opens with an address by the American scientist Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and creator of the world's first Science Citation Index. The Science Citation Index was subsequently used to create the universal information research platform Web of Science. In its core is the abstract bibliographical database called Web of Science Core Collection, which indexes more than 12.5 thousand leading academic periodicals from different countries of the world.

    Oleg Utkin, head of the Russian IP & Science subdivision of Thomson Reuters, says: "We are confident that "Scientometrics Guide" will become a valuable instrument for all members of Russian research and educational institutions who want to get data on methods and tools of scientometrics in order to boost the efficiency of their research. The book was written by experienced employees of one of the Russian research institutions that managed to make one source for all information on work with research publications, different tools and peculiarities of data collection for research, as well as recommendations and forecasts that will help orient in the complicated and vast area of scientometrics."

    Oleg Utkin added: "In 2013, Thomson Reuters and UrFU declared the start of cooperation to create a strategic plan for development of research and increase UrFU's competitive ability at the international level. We hope for further fruitful cooperation with the university and are glad to support our colleagues in developing research and educational programs."

    Victor Koksharov, Ural Federal University provost, said: "We have worked on the book since the summer of 2014. The book will be useful for all of those with a basic knowledge in scientometrics who want to expand their knowledge on the tools and methods used in this area. Global science has become more competitive and integrated and scientists, as well as scientific institutors, have a great need for a monograph with recommendations for working with research data and publications."

    The guidebook will be popular among research fellows, heads, and administrators of institutions of higher learning, scientific organizations and projects, libraries, and information centers, Ph.D. students and students of the respective fields, and everyone who is interested in measuring and evaluating science and technology.

    The book is authored by the leading employees of various scientific and educational institutions of Russia: Mark Akoev (UrFU), Valentina Markusova (Russian Academy of Sciences), Olga Moskalyova (St. Petersburg State University) and Vladimir Pislyakov (National Research University Higher School of Economics).

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