Uzhhorod National University has got access to Scopus and Web of Science
Almost 100 Ukrainian universities and research institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine will have access to the international databases Scopus and Web of Science at the expense of the state budget. Access to Scopus academic base will be given to 68, and to the Web of Science – to 64 higher educational institutions and scientific institutions under the subordination of the Ministry of Education and Science.
The list includes State Higher Educational Institution "Uzhhorod National University", which will have access to both databases. The corresponding order of the Ministry of Education and Science № 1286 as of 19.09.2017 "On granting access to higher educational institutions and scientific institutions under the subordination of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to electronic scientific databases" was signed by the Minister of Education Lilia Hrynevych.
Higher educational and scientific institutions were selected by a special commission, which included the representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, the State Scientific and Technical Library and the universities and research institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science. The Commission took into account such criteria as the way of organizing access to electronic scientific databases, the possibility of providing such access to other organizations, the number of publications in scientific journals included in the Web of Science Core Collection and Scopus, etc.
Let us remind you that Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journals and is one of the components of the integrated SciVerse academic and information environment. The database indexes scientific journals, conference materials and series books.
Web of Science is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service Web of Science covering materials in natural, technical, biological, social sciences, humanities and arts. Web of Science indexes both traditional publications and open access journals. Web of Science is described as a unifying research tool which enables the user to acquire, analyze, and disseminate database information in a timely manner.
Since 2015, Uzhhorod National University has been awarding its scientists for the publications in the journals included in the international science and technology databases Scopus and Web of Science.