Science technology innovation №4(8) 2018, 3-12


Yevtushenko V. M. — Senior Research, Ukrainian institute of scientific and technical expertise and information, 180, Antonovycha Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680; +38 (044) 521-00-24;


Abstract. One of the common methods for assessing the state of national science is to measure its contribution to world science, which can be carried out using bibliometric analysis. Methods of bibliometric analysis allow to quantify the effectiveness, scientific cooperation and other aspects of the functioning of science. Bibliometric indicators provide insight into the dynamics of research activities and help build a policy and strategy for its development. Bibliometric indicators such as the number of articles and the number of their citation are considered. If the first indicator indicates the overall performance of scientists, the second indicates the relevance of the results of their work. For the relevant measurement of the contribution to world science, international reference databases are used, mainly Scopus and Web of Science (WoS). The article presents the results of the author’s research on the publication indicators of scientists from Ukraine and the leading countries of the world for the period 2008–2017 according to Scopus and WoS. The analysis of publication activity and citation of the scientific works of Ukraine revealed a tendency of growth of scientific publications. This indicates a significant potential of Ukrainian science, but at the same time, domestic scientists must increase their presence in global scientific information systems in order to increase Ukraine’s place in international rankings.

Keywords: scientific sphere, global science, publication activity, bibliometric analysis, disciplinary structure of science, international bibliometric databases.

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