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The analytical centre "Expert" has released the second issue of "Subject ranking of scientific productivity of Russian universities". The advantage of subject rankings that they evaluate the activities of the University in specific subject areas.
This year, the number of domains of the rating increased from 10 to 13; overall rating evaluation received 88 Russian universities. Achievements of scientists of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics noted in two areas of the 13, universities with so many areas of achievement were 16 out of 88.
In the field of "Economics" 29 universities only marked the success. PRUE took the position 7-8, sharing it with the Ural Federal University, while having improved their last year result by 8 places.
In the field of "Social science", only 28 universities were highlighted. PRUE took a position 9-11, splitting it with RANEPA and North-Eastern Federal University, improving his last year's result by 6 positions.
Among the strengths of PRUE, the rating's authors noted the high quality of the growth of the University in the field of science (number of citations and the concentration of articles), as well as the growing relevance of scientific results (journals and citation weighted index). At the same time, the authors point out, that scientists of PRUE should expand the scale and improve the sustainability of research activities.
The study authors noted that Russian universities underwent a major transformation in the field of publication activity: in comparison with 2012, the number of Russian publications in international databases has increased in 2016 63.8%, while global growth was only 2.7%. As a result, the share of Russian publications in the world in 2016 reached 2.6%, which is above the proportion of publications in 2012 by approximately one percentage point. The greatest growth occurred in the areas in which early results have not been published — primarily in the social Sciences and Humanities. Significant growth occurred in computer science. The emergence of the direct interest of authors and the desire to get into the journals indexed by international databases stimulated a greater concentration of articles in them.
The rating results are available here.