B – Bibliometric indicators of Russian journals

Libkind AN, Markusova VA, Mindeli LE, et al. Bibliometric indicators of Russian journals by JCR-Science Edition, 1995-2010. Acta Naturae 2013;5(3):6-12

A representative empirical bibliometric analysis of the Russian journals covered by the Journal Citation Reports-Science Edition (JCR -SE) for the period 1995–2010 has been conducted for the first time at the macro level (excluding subject categories). The growth in the number of articles covered by JCR  is ahead of the growth rates of Russian publications. The Russian research performance is staggering (approximately 30,000 articles per year) although the coverage of Russian journals has expanded to 150 titles. Over the past 15 years a twofold increase in the impact factor of the Russian journals has been observed. Measures to improve the quality of Russian journals are proposed, as for example the quality of their translation into English.