Studying the Functionality and Webometric Indicators of Specialized Science-Related Websites

  • Yu. M. Brumshteyn
  • E. Yu. Vas’kovskii
Information Analysis


A review is provided of the purposes, functionality, and webometric indicators (WMIs) for the websites of the leading international organizations that aggregate specialized scientific information, including citation and scientometric systems; websites designed to support national publications; etc. The WMIs of foreign websites are compared with those of the functionally similar Russian online resources. An overview is given of the structure of foreign and Russian websites that publish information related to dissertations, their extended abstracts, and their full-text versions. The terms of user access to these materials are described. The WMIs of these websites are compared. An analysis is conducted of the functionality and WMIs of the following online resources: the leading foreign and Russian websites that provide access to autonomous information–analytical and information systems for scientific journals; websites of individual journals related to scientometric studies and information management (services) in science.


scientific information content-aggregator organizations websites thematic specialization dissertations extended abstracts functional specialization webometric indicators information and telecommunication technologies web analytics Internet user behavior 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Astrakhan State UniversityAstrakhanRussia

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