Application of open access licenses, while placing materials of scientific magazines into electronic environment

This paper deals with a number of issues associated with the use of open access licenses, while using scientific magazines and other publications, being placed into electronic environment by leading publishers in the world. In particular, the approaches to the use of Creative Commons licenses  are  discussed:  international  legal  sources  for  use  of  CC,  types  and  components  of  CC licenses, peculiarities of their use by scientific publishers in the EU, US and Ukraine.

Ukrainian journals in the web of science

High-quality  scientific  research  starts  with  detailed  literature  search.  An  average  scientist reads  ~200  articles  per  year.  Over  100.000  scientific  journals  exist  in  the  world,  so  it  would  be reasonable to limit the search by using only the most relevant journals. The Bradford law and the Pareto principle stipulate that the most relevant scientific information can be found in ~20 % of the published scientific literature. The role of the Web of Science (Core Collection) WoS (CC) is to index the most recognized scientific journals.

Occam's blade: how to save the national scientific periodicals

A  history  of  the  transformation  requirements  of  periodicals  that  can  be  included  in  the  list of  scientific  professional  publications  from  1999  until  now  is  given.  The  role  of  the  National Academy  of  Sciences  of  Ukraine  and  Scientific  Publishing  Council  of  National  Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in changing these requirements is described. The necessity for modernizing the requirements of national periodicals evaluation criteria by conforming to the requirements imposed by the leading scientometric databases is justified.

Humanities journal versus a collection of scientific papers?

The article analyzes the current crisis of Ukrainian scientific periodicals and the role of scientific journal  as  a  means  of  self-organization and communication in the  scientific  community. Purely bureaucratic  state  regulation  of  scientific  activity  led  to  a  degradation  of  science  and  scientific periodicals in Ukraine. A good expression of that situation is the practice of so-called "professional periodicals".

Support program for journals of NAS Ukraine as a factor in the evolution of academic periodicals

The  basic  principles  of  the  Support  Program  for  journals  of  the  National  Academy  of  Sciences  of  Ukraine,  performed  by  the  Publishing  House  "Akademperiodyka"  of  NAS  of  Ukraine,  are  described.  During  the  2004—2016  period  42  journals  received  support.  The  basic  stages  of  the  program, which provided some evolutionary changes in the existence of scientific journals, are given.


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