Analysis of publications by authors of Ukrainian institutes in Scopus‐delisted titles

Nazarovets, S. (2022) Analysis of publications by authors of Ukrainian institutes in Scopus‐delisted titles Learned Publishing, 35 (4). ISSN 0953-1513

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Abstract

In Ukraine, Scopus data are used to evaluate academics. Existing shortcomings in the Ukrainian evaluation system allow them to publish in titles that have been delisted from Scopus, and continue to use those papers as credible research output for evaluation. The purpose of this study was to analyse the publishing activity of Ukrainian institutions in Scopus-delisted titles (as of September 2021) in different fields between 2011 and 2020 and to attempt to appreciate how common this practice is among Ukrainian authors. Scopus was sourced to collect bibliographic and citations-related data, while SciVal was used to analyse these data. The findings suggest that for 17 Ukrainian institutions, papers from titles that have been delisted from Scopus still play an important part of the publication achievement of their employees. In particular, in the field of economics, econometrics and finance, 46.92% of Ukrainian papers were published in a title that was excluded from Scopus. Moreover, the analysis indicated that in two Ukrainian institutions, the level of citation of such papers significantly exceeds the average number of citations to Scopus-indexed papers in the same year and in the same field. Given that bibliometric indicators are also used for research assessment in other Eastern European countries, the results of this paper are applicable to a wider geographic context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scholarly publishing; questionable journals; research assessment
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Web of Science
Divisions: Бібліотека
Depositing User: Сергій Андрійович Назаровець
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2022 09:23
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 09:23
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/42052

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