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FACTORS IN MANAGING PUBLICATION PRODUCTIVITY IN RUSSIAN UNIVERSITIES
Corresponding Author(s) : Gennady V. Osipov
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 8 No. 5 (2020): September
Purpose of the study: Justification of the factors of effectiveness in managing publication productivity on the example of Russian universities. Specifically, this research focuses on Russia’s universities’ important role in the publication productivity development in these universities.
Methodology: The study’s methodological basis incorporated multivariate statistical analysis, clustering, and multifactor regression modeling. The methods used for aggregation and data transformation were graph theory and questionnaires.
Main findings: This research proved that the quality, not quantity, of Russian university scientific publications, contributes to their increased citations, which appears to influence determining a useful model for university publication productivity management. It also established that the fundamental factors of effective Russian university publication productivity management are an increase in the number of young teachers with academic degrees and the popularization of science as a prestigious sphere of professional activity in Russia.
Study applications: A reasonable system of factors may become the core for determining the priorities and unique mechanisms of transition from extensive to intensive development of publication productivity in Russian universities, taking into account individual characteristics of their research activities. This measure will prove beneficial to increasing the scientific potential of respective universities, which will, in turn, contribute to better ensuring the publication flow of quality research papers in universities.
Study novelty/originality: This study’s originality lies in providing an empirical assessment of university publication productivity factors, which enabled a more precise method to determine the most reliable balance between scientific publications’ quality and quantity. This balance also resulted in increased citations and stimulated Russian universities’ scientific activity.
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