Publication of research results
Publication of research results
Publication of research results of scientific and technical activity is the most important indicator of USU promotion on the international market.
In 2015 scientists of the university published 2234 scientific works (in 2014 — 2188), among them 734 articles published in the Russian scientific journals, including in the journals from the list of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles are registered at the moment in the Russian index of scientific citation, 106 — in the foreign journals indexed by Web of Science and Scopus and 57 monographs.
In total at the end of 2015 in the Russian index of scientific citation 10672 articles of USU teachers and staff members of them for the last five years — 5979 articles have been registered.
The publications indexed in the international indexes of scientific citing Web of Science and Scopus become more significant. By number of publications, indexed in the international base of scientific citing Scopus, Ulyanovsk State University is in the lead among higher education institutions of Ulyanovsk. In total, for the end of 2015 in the Scopus system 1198 articles of USU teachers and staff members, 334 articles of USTU staff members and 6 articles — USPU were registered. In Web of Science for the end of 2015 1399 articles of USU scientists were registered.
In the scientific periodical press indexed by Web of Science in 2015 USU scientists published 79 scientific works, in the scientific periodical press indexed by Scopus — 72 articles. Because of the delay of information in bases of citing full data for 2015 can be available in the first half of the year 2016, according to the available data on works of scientists of university in the corresponding editions it is possible to expect the number of articles indexed in Web of Science and Scopus at the level of 110-115 articles.
In December 2015 on the platform Web of Science the Russian Science Citation Index was placed. Russian Science Citation Index is the joint project of Thomson Reuters company and scientific library eLibrary.ru. Within this project articles from 652 Russian journals selected from the collection of the RSCI were placed on the Web of Science platform. RSCI is a separate database, not included in the database of Web of Science Core Collection, however it is totally integrated with the search engine of WoS that has a world-wide publicity. This will increase accessibility of Russian journals on the international scientific arena and Russian researches will be provided on it along with studies of other countries. At present on the WoS platform 160 works of USU scientists have been placed. In 2015 −16, 2014 — 31, 2013- 87, 2012- 89, 2011- 75. Now 1538 articles of USU scientists have been placed on the WoS platform, of them 1399 in Web of Science Core Collection and 160 articles in RSCI.
A key indicator for an efficiency assessment of organizations' scientific activity is the citation of scientific works of the institution staff in the Russian and international scientific space. The number of work citations of the university scientists registered in the Russian Science Citation Index was 1052 in 2015.
Citation Index (Hirsh's index) of Ulyanovsk State University according to the system of Russian Science Citation Index in 2015 — 262 (in 2014 — 22 in 2013 — 20, in 2008 — 12 points). For comparison the Hirsh index made for USTU for the end of 2014 is 18. Citation index (Hirsh's index) of Ulyanovsk State University according to the system of Web of Science in 2015 — 21 (in 2014 −18, in 2013 — 17).
In reporting year 2015 USU research teams held more than 17 conferences, 7 international, 5 All-Russian and regional. Of all the held scientific and practical events 1 got support from the Russian Federal Property Fund and RSSF. Other conferences and seminars of the international, All-Russian and regional rank were carried out at the expense of own and raised funds.