Evaluation of Research Activities of Universities of Ukraine and Belarus

a Set of Bibliometric Indicators and Its Implementation

  • Vladimir Lazarev Scientific Library of the Belarusian National Technical University
  • Serhii Nazarovets Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5067-4498
  • Alexey Skalaban National Electronic Information Consortium (NEICON), Russia
Keywords: research organization, research activity assessment, bibliometric evaluation, citedness, citations, number of publications, university rankings

Abstract

Monitoring bibliometric indicators of university rankings is considered as a subject of a university library activity. In order to fulfill comparative assessment of research activities of the universities of Ukraine and Belarus the authors introduced a set of bibliometric indicators. A comparative assessment of the research activities of corresponding universities was fulfilled; the data on the leading universities are presented. The sensitivity of the one of the indicators to rapid changes of the research activity of universities and the fact that the other one is normalized across the fields of science condition advantage of the proposed set over the one that was used in practice of the corresponding national rankings.

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Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Lazarev, V., Nazarovets, S., & Skalaban, A. (2017). Evaluation of Research Activities of Universities of Ukraine and Belarus. Revista Română De Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science, 13(3), 75-84. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.26660/rrbsi.2017.13.3.75
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Research articles