Scientometrics, as a field of study, is based on several fundamental principles that guide its quantitative analysis of scientific research and publications. Here are some basic principles of scientometrics:
- Quantitative Analysis: Scientometrics focuses on the quantitative analysis of scientific literature, publications, and related data. It utilizes numerical data and statistical methods to measure and evaluate various aspects of scientific research.
- Data Collection: Scientometric analysis relies on the collection of data from bibliographic databases, such as Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, or Google Scholar. These databases provide comprehensive information about scientific publications, including citation counts, authors, affiliations, and keywords.
- Bibliometric Indicators: Scientometrics employs bibliometric indicators to quantify scientific output and impact. Common indicators include publication counts, citation counts, h-index, impact factor, and others. These indicators help assess the productivity, influence, and quality of scientific research.
- Network Analysis: Scientometrics often involves network analysis techniques to examine relationships and interactions among researchers, institutions, and scientific publications. Network analysis can reveal patterns of collaboration, co-authorship, and citation networks, providing insights into the structure and dynamics of scientific communities.
- Visualization Techniques: Scientometric data is often visualized using techniques such as scientometric maps or network visualizations. These visualizations can help researchers interpret and communicate complex patterns and relationships within scientific literature.
- Interdisciplinary Research: Scientometrics recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of scientific research. It acknowledges that research collaborations and knowledge exchange occur across different fields and disciplines. Scientometric analysis can identify interdisciplinary trends and relationships, fostering a deeper understanding of research at the intersection of multiple disciplines.
- Evaluation and Decision-Making: Scientometrics plays a vital role in research evaluation and decision-making processes. It provides objective measures and evidence-based insights to assess the impact of research, evaluate the performance of researchers and institutions, and inform funding allocation and policy-making.
- Ethical Considerations: Scientometrics requires ethical considerations when handling data and conducting analysis. Privacy and confidentiality of researchers and participants should be respected. Additionally, transparency and reproducibility of scientometric studies are crucial to ensure the integrity and credibility of the findings.
By adhering to these basic principles, scientometrics enables researchers, institutions, and policymakers to gain valuable insights into the dynamics of scientific research, foster collaborations, and make informed decisions based on objective quantitative analysis.
- Researchers and Scientists: This group consists of researchers from various scientific disciplines who are interested in understanding the quantitative aspects of scientific research, assessing their own research impact, and exploring trends in their respective fields.
- Academic Institutions: Faculty members, research administrators, and librarians in universities and research institutions can benefit from learning about scientometrics to evaluate the performance of researchers, make informed decisions about promotions and tenure, and assess the impact of their institution’s research output.
- Funding Agencies and Grant Managers: Representatives from funding agencies and grant managers who are responsible for allocating research funds can gain insights into using scientometric indicators to assess the potential impact of research proposals and make informed funding decisions.
- Policy-Makers and Government Organizations: Policy-makers and government organizations interested in evidence-based policy-making can benefit from understanding how scientometrics can be used to evaluate the impact of research investments, identify research gaps, and shape science and innovation policies.
- Industry and Research Development Organizations: Professionals from industry sectors, technology transfer offices, and research and development organizations can learn how scientometric analysis can aid in identifying emerging trends, potential collaborations, and innovation opportunities.
- Librarians and Information Specialists: Librarians and information specialists who support researchers can benefit from gaining knowledge about scientometrics to provide guidance on bibliometric analyses, assist in literature reviews, and contribute to research assessment processes.
It is important to tailor the content and examples in the webinar to address the specific needs and interests of these target groups, ensuring that the information provided is relevant and practical to their respective domains.
The Necessity of Scientometrics for 21st Century Scientists. Pavlo Kolomiiets. Manager of the company “Scientific Publications”, Kyiv, Ukraine
Standard Identifiers in Scientific Publishing. Mirko Spiroski. Founder and Director of Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Discussion. Pavlo Kolomiiets. “Scientific Publications”, Kyiv, Ukraine; Mirko Spiroski. Founder and Director of Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
- Two higher educations: Aviation Electronics and Film and Television Dramaturgy
- Expert in scientific consulting
- Specialist at the Scientific and Educational Center of “Scientific Publications” company
- Scientific-informational seminars and webinars host in the field of scientometrics
- Host of the YouTube channel “Scientific Publications”
- Participant in scientific conferences and forums
The Necessity of Scientometrics for 21st Century Scientists
Scientometrics is the science of measuring and analyzing scientific productivity. It become increasingly relevant in the context of modern scientific research. The webinar is dedicated to the emergence and development of scientometrics, with a focus on the phenomenon of scientometric databases and the publication process within them as an integral part of a scientist’s work.
The material presents the most well-known international databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, and provides a detailed analysis of their principles of operation, features, and key metrics.
Practical advice on journal selection for independent publication is provided, emphasizing the importance of this aspect for the scientific career of every researcher. This research focuses on the problems scientists encounter, including the danger of collaboration with predatory publishers who seek to exploit the scientific system.
However, the purpose of this research is not only to identify problems. Attention is also given to aspects such as ways to enhance researcher indexes, the role of global rankings as indicators of success in the scientific community, international collaboration, and the use of social networks and digital identifiers to improve visibility and recognition of scientists’ activities.
Research Objectives: The objectives of this research are to discuss the emergence of scientometrics, the phenomenon of scientometric databases, and the identification of ways to enhance researcher performance. The main goals include explaining the term scientometrics, reviewing the principles of operation and features of scientometric databases, as well as providing useful advice on journal selection for independent publication and improving scientific indicators.
Keywords: scientometrics, scientific databases, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, journals for publication, predatory journals, indexation, h-index, digital identifiers.
Dr Mirko Spiroski is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (1972), where he later obtained his MSc (1978), and PhD (1989) degrees. He is the founder and Director of the Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. He introduced several subjects in the curricula at the Faculties of Medicine (Immunology and Human genetics), Natural Sciences (Immunochemistry with basic immunology, Biochemistry-3, Immunogenetics), Physical Education (Genetics in sport), and in the Master of Sciences postgraduate program in Public Health (Public health genetics). He introduced the subject Basics of Scientific Methodology in the curriculum of the School of Doctoral Studies at the Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. His research interest is immunology, but he has also published in the fields of molecular anthropology and human genetics. He was Secretary general and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal Godishen zbornik na Medicinski Fakultet Skopje, and Editor-in-Chief of the Macedonian Journal of Medicine. Dr Mirko Spiroski is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, previously known as Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences. He serve as Associate Editor of the journal Gene, as well as Consulting editor and expert at the Anthropological Researches and Studies. From February 1, 2017, until December 31, 2017, he was employed at Zan Mitrev Clinic, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Starting of January 1, 2018, he was employed as Director in Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Title: Standard identifiers in Scientific Publishing
In the ever-evolving landscape of scientific publishing, the need for standardized identifiers has become increasingly apparent. This abstract explores the pivotal role that standard identifiers play in modern scientific communication. It delves into the significance of unique identifiers such as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs), International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSNs), Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), and Research Organization Registry (ROR) in facilitating seamless access to scholarly content and enhancing the credibility and discoverability of research outputs. The abstract also highlights the broader implications of standard identifiers in fostering transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration within the scientific community. Furthermore, it discusses emerging trends and challenges associated with the implementation and management of standard identifiers and their integration with evolving digital infrastructures. Ultimately, this abstract underscores the essential role of standard identifiers, including ORCID and ROR, in shaping the future of scientific publishing, fostering innovation, and advancing the progress of knowledge dissemination.
Keywords: Standard Identifiers, Scientific Publishing, DOIs, ISBNs, ISSNs, ORCID, ROR, Knowledge Dissemination, Research Transparency, Scholarly Communication.
The webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the term scientometrics and its significance in the context of scientific research. Participants will become acquainted with the main scientometric databases, their principles of operation, and key metrics. Additionally, practical advice will be given on journal selection for independent publication and for identifying predatory publications too. Participants will also receive information on methods to enhance researcher indexes, including the h-index and global rankings. The webinar will emphasize international collaboration, the use of social networks, and digital identifiers to improve the visibility and recognition of scientists’ works.
- The conducted webinar will enable participants to realize the importance of scientometrics in the modern scientific community.
- The use of scientometric databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar can assist researchers in measuring and analyzing their scientific productivity.
- Practical steps to avoid collaboration with predatory publishers and recommendations for enhancing scientometric indicators will optimize researchers’ experience with scientometric databases and provide them with a contemporary scientific context.
- To understand the significance of unique identifiers such as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs), International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSNs), Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), and Research Organization Registry (ROR) in facilitating seamless access to scholarly content and enhancing the credibility and discoverability of research outputs.