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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

DOI: 10.21045/2071-5021-2018-62-4-11

Nemtsov A.V., Kuznetsova-Moreva E.A.
V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow

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Nemtsov A
.V., http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1150-5146
Conflict of interests. The author declares no conflict of interest.
Acknowledgments. The study had no sponsorship.

Bibliometric measures are only a tool and like any tool, from a hammer to atomic power should be used for the purpose intended
Eugene Garfield


A scientometric research of 51 scientific research institutes subordinate to the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation has been conducted. The authors studied two indicators cumulatively: the number of publications and citations. The research was based on 860 thousand citations, 200 thousand publications and 27 thousand authors, recorded in the Russian index of scientific citation. The research showed that the number of publications and their citations is dependable upon the number of authors (employees), while the institutes differ in the number of employees 150-fold.

In order to neutralize this circumstance, further work was carried out on the basis of standardization of the absolute number of publications and citations by the number of authors (relative indices). Standardization resulted in reorganized ratings of institutes by publications and citations. The standardized indices of publications do not depend on the absolute number of authors, publications and citations. These indicators level the institutes by the authors' productivity. The institutes of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation are characterized by a relatively low citation: 93% of all publications are cited no more than 10 times, including 112 thousand publications or 53% of the total number of publications have not been cited at all (zero citation). The number of citations is mainly made up by publications cited over 50 times: 1.3% of such publications account for 41.2% of citations. In institutes with a small number of employees (less than 400), the relative citation rate is significantly lower compared to institutes with a large number of employees.

Keywords: scientometrics; research institutes; Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; publications; citation; authors.


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