Moscow, Russia – The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with Russia’s scientific electronic library eLIBRARY.RU. The collaboration will bring the nation’s research to the forefront of the global scholarly research landscape with the inclusion of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), within the Web of Science™, the premier global search and discovery platform for natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Known for its strength in natural sciences, the addition of RSCI to the Web of Science will significantly improve the visibility of vital Russian scientific research by providing the international scholarly community with easy and direct access to its premier journals. The index will include more than 600 Russian scientific journals by 2016 and will serve as a resource for elevating the publications to international standards.
The rigorous process of selecting Russian scientific journals was based on the following criteria: analysis of the journal’s bibliometric indicators calculated in RSCI, the results of a journal’s expert group evaluation in key areas, and a public examination of journals by leading Russian scientists. In total, 12,800 questionnaires, 240,000 evaluations of journals, and 2,800 expert commentaries contributed to the selection process.
“We are delighted to introduce the Russian Science Citation Index on Web of Science and showcase Russia’s valuable research to the international scholarly community. This new integration will help evaluate the results of scientific research in the country and further enhance the prestige of Russian national science worldwide,” said Oleg Utkin, Head of Thomson Reuters IP & Science in Russia. “Scientific organizations, researchers and regulators may now analyze Russian publication activity alongside the gold standard Web of Science research and analytics capabilities.”
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