[Sigmetrics] Russian language journals now in Google Scholar Metrics: A Google Scholar & CyberLeninka cooperation

Isidro F. Aguillo isidro.aguillo at cchs.csic.es
Tue Jul 26 09:51:08 EDT 2016

Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge 
the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly 
publications. Building on Google Scholar’s comprehensive index, Scholar 
Metrics has the widest coverage of journals & conferences worldwide. 
Starting with the 2016 release, Scholar Metrics now includes Russian 
language journals.

Inclusion of Russian language journals in Scholar Metrics is made 
possible by a cooperation between Google Scholar and CyberLeninka. 
CyberLeninka is currently the largest hosting site for Russian language 
journals included in Scholar Metrics. All journals hosted on 
CyberLeninka that meet the minimum requirements (at least 100 articles 
and one citation in the last five years) are now included in Scholar 
Metrics. For each journal, two measures are computed — h5-index, which 
is the Hirsch index for last 5 years, and h5-median, which is the median 
number of citations for articles that make up its h5-index. In addition 
to these measures, Scholar Metrics also includes the top cited papers 
for each journal.

Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/) provides a simple way to 
broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search 
across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts 
and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, 
online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar 
helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. It 
is by far the most comprehensive and the most widely used scholarly 
search service.

CyberLeninka (http://cyberleninka.ru/) — open access Scientific 
Electronic Library, the largest legal research and educational resource 
of the Russian Internet (according to LiveInternet and Rambler TOP100). 
For the time being the project has concluded license agreements with 
more than 1,000 scientific journals. CyberLeninka works with 14 
universities from 5-100 Project and more than a half of the top hundred 
universities (according to Interfax rating). The project is one of ten 
global repositories of scientific publications, the world’s third by 
visibility in Google Scholar (according to Webometrics data). During 
2015, CyberLeninka was visited by 22 million people who watched about 60 
million scientific articles from nearly 1,000 scientific journals, 
including those that are published by leading universities of the 
federal project 5-100 (MSU. Lomonosov, St. Petersburg State University, 
HSE. Higher School of Economics and others.). CyberLeninka is officially 
recognized by the Russian media community (Award «Silver Archer») and 
the Russian Internet community (Runet Prize).

«We are pleased to include Russian language journals in Scholar 
Metrics», said Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar. 
«CyberLeninka has helped make it possible for researchers everywhere to 
read Russian journals. We are happy to work with CyberLeninka to help 
maximize the visibility of Russian research.»

«Google Scholar’s undoubted value lies in giving anyone in the world 
free simple search tool for scientific publications located in open 
access or available only in libraries or by subscription. Thus, the 
Google Scholar Metrics formed on the largest base of scientific 
information in the world (in the number of publications, citations and 
types of indexed documents). I am glad that for the first time this 
year, a Russian rating became possible, and we’ve taken our part in it. 
In my opinion, this is a good example of how we can use open access 
solutions for scientific evaluation tasks.», said Dmitry Semyachkin, 
founder of CyberLeninka.


Isidro F. Aguillo
Dr. Honoris Causa Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Honoris Causa National Research Nuclear University Moscow
Editor Rankings Web
Cybermetrics Lab - Scimago Group, IPP-CSIC
Madrid. SPAIN

isidro.aguillo at csic.es
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