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Vol 5, No 2 (2020)
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Original Papers 

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The article is the result of the second stage of the study devoted to the analysis of the relationship between state support for universities within the framework of Project 5-100 and the effectiveness of promoting scientific journals affiliated with this group of universities, including through international scientometric databases. As part of the presented study, a comparative analysis of the indicators of the journals of universities participating in Project 5-100 and journals affiliated with universities supported by the academic excellence initiatives of Germany, China and Japan, as well as with leading universities in the United Kingdom and the USA, was carried out. In the course of the study, the factors that influence the increase in the visibility of journals for the scientific community and the quality of journals were identified. One of the results of the study is confirmation that the universities of Project 5-100 pay more attention to promoting their affiliated journals in the scientific and educational community, including through indexing in international scientometric databases, than foreign universities, which are also supported within the framework of some national excellence initiatives. The Scopus data show that an increase in the effectiveness of promoting the journals of universities that are supported within the framework of initiatives of academic excellence in international databases is not typical / characteristic to a much lesser extent for journals of universities that are participants in the corresponding initiatives of Germany, China and Japan. It is concluded that the results achieved by the universities participating in Project 5-100 are largely due to government support and inclusion in the Project as a mandatory event to promote journals in international scientometric databases.

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It is shown that the analysis of editorial and publishing processes helps to estimate the time of passing manuscripts in the editorial office of a scientific journal and to control the contractor when performing technical work on literary editing and layout of articles in the journal. For analytics, the apparatus of probability theory and mathematical statistics is used, as well as time series for predicting the dynamics of incoming articles and predicting the prospects for their publication. Based on the results obtained, it is shown that the study of time indicators of the processes of arrival and acceptance of articles for publication, reviewing, literary editing, layout and distribution and receipt of license agreements allows you to plan the work on the filling of articles in journal issues for the year ahead, monitor the work of reviewers on the examination of articles sent to them and manage the contractor preparing issues for publication, when performing technical work. All the considered analytical methods are available for use by the editors of the scientific journal. To simplify the compilation and work with the proposed analytics tools, we recommend software for working with spreadsheets.

Expert Recommendations 

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The international academic journal publishing landscape is complex and in continuous flux. Many Russian editors and publishers wish to bring their journals into the global mainstream and to develop internationally competitive profiles for their work. Bibliometric citation systems are one means by which the quality of journals, of articles and researchers, can be assessed, referenced and compared. Scopus and the Web of Science are two major and respected quality assurance systems for global publishing, within which many academic journals seek formal listings. These listings help develop a wider international profi for any journal. They also provide valuable data through which journals can benchmark their performance against all other journals in any subject fi In turn, this information helps to stimulate competition and quality improvement across the entire academic journal ecosystem.

Scopus provides a transparent and continually evolving evaluation and feedback system for journals seeking a listing and those journals that have already been listed within Scopus. An application for a Scopus listing is a process through which a journal is evaluated by several quantitative and qualitative criteria against global benchmarks. A successful listing can sometimes require a series of strategic insights and developments by editors and publishers over several years.

In this article, Dr David Rew, a practising clinician and the Subject Chair for Medicine to the Scopus Content Selection Advisory Board since 2009, distils the experience of evaluation of more than 2000 Medical and Health Sciences journals to guide as to what features and strategies give academic journals a better chance of long term success in the competitive world of global academic publishing.

Original Papers. Translations 

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Participation in the writing or revising of a manuscript is, according to many journal guidelines, necessary to be listed as an author of the resulting article. This is the traditional concept of authorship. But there are good reasons to shift to a contributorship model, under which it is not necessary to contribute to the writing or revision of a manuscript, and all those who make substantial contributions to a project are credited. Many journals and publishers have already taken steps in this direction, and further adoption will have several benefi This article makes the case for continuing to move down that path. Use of a contributorship model should improve the ability of universities and funders to identify effective individual researchers and improving their ability to identify the right mix of researchers needed to advance modern science. Other benefi should include facilitating the formation of productive collaborations and the creation of important scientifi tools and software. The CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) taxonomy is a machine-readable standard already incorporated into some journal management systems and it allows incremental transition toward contributorship.

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