Measuring the Research Capacity of a University: Use of Web of Science and Scopus

2nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences & Arts SGEM 2015. Conference Proceedings. Book 1, Vol. II, pp. 621-628

8 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2015

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Sergey Shashnov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Maxim Kotsemir

National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Date Written: July 10, 2015

Abstract

This paper discusses the possibilities and limitations of the use of publication databases such as Web of Science and Scopus to determine the research capabilities and prospective areas of research and development of universities. It also analyses major problems related with the analysis of universities’ publication activities in Scopus and Web of Science databases such as author surname variations, identification of author profile among authors with the same surname, author and organization profile merging, identification of author affiliation etc.

This paper proposes a list of bibliometric indicators for the analysis of publication activities of individual researchers, university departments and universities as a whole. Furthermore, it describes the methodological approaches for interpreting these indicators.

Finally, the paper reviews the possibilities of VOSviewer software for analysis of different aspect of publication activities at individual and department level such as international collaboration networks, detection of the hot topics of research activity and co-citation networks.

Keywords: university research capacity, bibliometric analysis, research evaluation, publication activity, international citation databases

JEL Classification: I21, I20, I28

Suggested Citation

Shashnov, Sergey and Kotsemir, Maxim, Measuring the Research Capacity of a University: Use of Web of Science and Scopus (July 10, 2015). 2nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences & Arts SGEM 2015. Conference Proceedings. Book 1, Vol. II, pp. 621-628 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2662423

Sergey Shashnov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Maxim Kotsemir (Contact Author)

National Research University - Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, RI Moscow 119017
Russia

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