Representation of Papers of Russian Authors in the Global Array of Scientific Publications in the Web of Science Core Collection (2010–2017)

  • Yu. V. MokhnachevaEmail author
  • V. A. TsvetkovaEmail author


This paper provides results of the investigation of arrays of Russian publications in 252 specified thematic areas for 2010–2017 according to the Web of Science Core Collection (WoS CC). This period is characterized by an increase in the Russian document flow. In 87 scientific areas, Russia reached the level of the top 10 countries for the number of publications submitted to WoS CC. However, in most scientific areas, the citation of Russian publications lags far behind the global average. The average level of citation for the study period matched or exceeded the global average only in 15 areas. The most successful research area for Russia, both in terms of the share component in the number of publications in the world and in the level of their citation, is Nuclear Physics. Other successful areas are those for which Russia reached the top 3% of countries regarding the number of publications: Spectroscopy; Mathematics; Physics, Mathematical; Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear; Geochemistry & Geophysics; Mining & Mineral Processing; and Engineering, Petroleum.


publication activity in Russia research areas science in Russia scientometrics bibliometrics citation analysis 



The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Library for Natural Sciences, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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