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.
«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.»
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).
«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.