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Scientific Impact of Institutions,
Academic Journals and Researchers
in the Republic of Macedonia
Prof. Dr. Mirko Spiroski...
In short: Scientific impact of …
• Republic of Macedonia
• Universities from Republic of Macedonia
• Scholarly journals in...
Using citation analysis to measure
research impact
Citation-based
metrics
Ranking
institutions
(countries,
universities …)...
Scopus or Web of Science
RANKING INSTITUTIONS IN MACEDONIA
(COUNTRIES, UNIVERSITIES …)
Calculation of Hirsh index (h-index) from a plot
of decreasing citations for numbered papers
The h-index is an index that ...
SCImago country ranking of Macedonia in the world
ordered by H-index (SCOPUS data source)
SCImago country ranking of Macedonia in the Eastern
Europe ordered by H-index (SCOPUS data source)
Global rankings of World Universities
• Academic Ranking of World Universities
• Times Higher Education World University R...
SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR)
based on SCOPUS data source
• Every year, SCImago Research Group publishes two reports...
Coverage periods of SCImago
Institutions Rankings
SCImago Research Group, for the SIR implementation, processes informatio...
This is a current list of universities in
the Republic of Macedonia
Public Universities
1. Ss. Cyril and Methodius Univers...
Institutional scientific impact of universities in Republic of
Macedonia in the period of 2009-2013 years
(SCOPUS data sou...
RANKING JOURNALS IN MACEDONIA
Inclusion of Macedonian scholarly journals in
Web of Sciences, PubMed or PubMed Central
Journal IF 2012 PubMed
PubMed
Cent...
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
•The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a
portal that includes the journals and country
scie...
Page Rank algorithm for measuring
relative importance of scientific impact
•PageRank is a link analysis
algorithm, named a...
Five academic journals from Macedonia are deposited
and indexed in SCOPUS for 2012 year
Title SJR H index
Total
Docs.
(201...
Comparison of four biomedical journals from
Macedonia included in SCOPUS database based on SJR
Comparison of four biomedical journals from Macedonia
included in SCOPUS database based on H-index
Macedonian scholarly journals
included in Google Scholar metrics
Rank Journal
h5-
index
h5-
median
1.
Macedonian Journal o...
RANKING RESEARCHERS IN
MACEDONIA
Number of published papers by the top 10 authors from the Ss
Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of
Macedon...
Hirsh index (H-index) by the top 10 authors from the Ss Cyril
and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in...
Central role of PubMed database with different
databases, programs or WEB sites which use abstracts
for analysis
PubMed
Bi...
Number of abstracts and relative research interest from the Republic of
Macedonia indexed in PubMed database and semantica...
Top twenty authors from the Republic of Macedonia according
to abstracts indexed in PubMed semantically analysed with
GoPu...
Conclusions
• The rank of the Macedonia according the SCImago Journal & Country
Rank (SJR) is 99th in the world and 18th i...
Acknowledgements
Present members of Editorial Board of Mac J Med Sci (2013-):
– Doncho Donev
– Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinsk...
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The rank of the Macedonia according the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) is 99th in the world and 18th in the Eastern Europe.
Out of 20 Universities in Macedonia, only Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje and University St Clement of Bitola are listed in SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) for 2013.
Very small number of Macedonian scholarly journals are included in WOS (1), PubMed (1), PubMed Central (1), SCOPUS (5), and Google Scholar metrics (6).
SCOPUS rank and SCOPUS H-index are different for the top 10 authors from Macedonia.
Top twenty Macedonian authors published 72.4% of the total number of abstracts indexed in PubMed.
There is urgent need for organized improvement of the quality of researchers, scholarly journals, and institutions in Macedonia in order to achieve higher international standards.

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  1. 1. Scientific Impact of Institutions, Academic Journals and Researchers in the Republic of Macedonia Prof. Dr. Mirko Spiroski Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia E-mal: mspiroski@yahoo.com Editor-in-Chief of Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences E-mail: mjms@ukim.edu.mk
  2. 2. In short: Scientific impact of … • Republic of Macedonia • Universities from Republic of Macedonia • Scholarly journals in the Republic of Macedonia • Researchers from Republic of Macedonia
  3. 3. Using citation analysis to measure research impact Citation-based metrics Ranking institutions (countries, universities …) Ranking journals Ranking researchers Ranking articles (Altmetrics) Amplification of citations (Scientific networks)
  4. 4. Scopus or Web of Science
  5. 5. RANKING INSTITUTIONS IN MACEDONIA (COUNTRIES, UNIVERSITIES …)
  6. 6. Calculation of Hirsh index (h-index) from a plot of decreasing citations for numbered papers The h-index is an index that attempts to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications. The index can also be applied to the productivity and impact of a group of scientists, such as a department or university or country, as well as a scholarly journal. The index was suggested by Jorge E. Hirsch, a physicist at UCSD, as a tool for determining theoretical physicists' relative quality and is sometimes called the Hirsch index or Hirsch number.
  7. 7. SCImago country ranking of Macedonia in the world ordered by H-index (SCOPUS data source)
  8. 8. SCImago country ranking of Macedonia in the Eastern Europe ordered by H-index (SCOPUS data source)
  9. 9. Global rankings of World Universities • Academic Ranking of World Universities • Times Higher Education World University Rankings • Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings • G-factor • Global University Ranking • HEEACT—Ranking of Scientific Papers • High Impact Universities: Research Performance Index • Human Resources & Labor Review • Leiden Ranking • Newsweek • Professional Ranking of World Universities • QS World University Rankings • QS Asian University Rankings • QS Latin American University Rankings • SCImago Institutions Rankings • U-Multirank • University Ranking by Academic Performance • Webometrics • Wuhan University
  10. 10. SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) based on SCOPUS data source • Every year, SCImago Research Group publishes two reports on institutions, the Ibero-American SIR (SCImago Research Group, 2012a) and the Global SIR (SCImago Research Group, 2012b). • The former usually appears in March and it includes all higher education institutions of Ibero-American countries with at least one document published in the Scopus data base during the five-year period. • The Global SIR is published in July and it takes into account those organizations from any country, with at least 100 documents published in the last year of the five-year period. The chronological range extends from 2003 to 2012 and each report represents the five-year period with indicators.
  11. 11. Coverage periods of SCImago Institutions Rankings SCImago Research Group, for the SIR implementation, processes information of documents contained in Scopus published from 2003 to the present, in each of the editions. Institutions are certainly units sensitive to onditioning factors external to the organization. Therefore, for the development of each SIR new version, five-year periods are set for the analysis. In this manner we stabilize the calculation of scientometric indicators and prevent to operate with data from one particular year related with a specific situation. The available versions of SIR are he following: – SIR 2014. Scientific production on the period 2008-2012 – SIR 2013. Scientific production on the period 2007-2011 – SIR 2012. Scientific production on the period 2006-2010 – SIR 2011. Scientific production on the period 2005-2009 – SIR 2010. Scientific production on the period 2004-2008 – SIR 2009. Scientific production on the period 2003-2007
  12. 12. This is a current list of universities in the Republic of Macedonia Public Universities 1. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (UC&M) 2. St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola (UCO) 3. Goce Delčev University of Štip (GDU) 4. University for Information Science and Technology "St. Paul The Apostle" in Ohrid (UIST) 5. State University of Tetovo (SUT) Private Universities and Faculties 1. International Balkan University 2. Euro College Kumanovo 3. South East European University 4. International University Of Struga 5. FON University 6. University American College Skopje 7. University of Tourism and Management in Skopje 8. Slavic University 9. European University-Republic of Macedonia 10. University of Studies Struga "EuroCollege" 11. MIT Faculties 12. New York University Skopje 13. University for Audiovisual Arts - Parisian European Film Academy ESRA - Skopje 14. International Summer University 15. BAS - Business Academy Smilevski - Skopje
  13. 13. Institutional scientific impact of universities in Republic of Macedonia in the period of 2009-2013 years (SCOPUS data source) Regional rank (Eastern Europe) World rank YearUniversityIndex SIR UC&M 2009 1813 156 2010 1814 145 2011 1803 131 2012 1821 131 2013 1726 127 UCO 2013 2737 333
  14. 14. RANKING JOURNALS IN MACEDONIA
  15. 15. Inclusion of Macedonian scholarly journals in Web of Sciences, PubMed or PubMed Central Journal IF 2012 PubMed PubMed Central Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 0.821 No No Prilozi - Yes No Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics 0.077 No Yes
  16. 16. SCImago Journal & Country Rank •The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. •This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator, developed by SCImago from the widely known algorithm Google PageRank™. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.
  17. 17. Page Rank algorithm for measuring relative importance of scientific impact •PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after Larry Page and used by the Google Internet search engine, that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. •The algorithm may be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and references. The numerical weight that it assigns to any given element E is referred to as the PageRank of E and denoted by PR(E).
  18. 18. Five academic journals from Macedonia are deposited and indexed in SCOPUS for 2012 year Title SJR H index Total Docs. (2012) Total Docs. (3years) Total Refs. Total Cites (3years) Citable Docs. (3years) Cites / Doc. (2years) Ref. / Doc. 1 Filomat 0.482 5 25 115 572 86 115 0.75 22.88 2 Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 0.275 6 23 60 851 57 58 1.03 37.00 3 Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 0.122 4 57 169 1.750 32 159 0.21 30.70 4 Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics 0.103 4 10 57 242 6 56 0.08 24.20 5 BANTAO Journal 0.000 0 11 0 171 0 0 0.00 15.55
  19. 19. Comparison of four biomedical journals from Macedonia included in SCOPUS database based on SJR
  20. 20. Comparison of four biomedical journals from Macedonia included in SCOPUS database based on H-index
  21. 21. Macedonian scholarly journals included in Google Scholar metrics Rank Journal h5- index h5- median 1. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 8 14 2. Prilozi/Makedonska akademija na naukite i umetnostite, Oddelenie za biološki i medicinski nauki= Contributions/Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Section of Biological and Medical Sciences 8 13 3. Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 6 8 4. Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics 3 4 5. Macedonian Journal of Animal Science 2 2 6. Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation 2 2 h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2007-2011 have at least h citations each. h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5- index.
  22. 22. RANKING RESEARCHERS IN MACEDONIA
  23. 23. Number of published papers by the top 10 authors from the Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in the Scopus database
  24. 24. Hirsh index (H-index) by the top 10 authors from the Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in the Scopus database Rank Researcher H-index 1. Dimirovski G 14 2. Soptrajanov B 13 3. Gavrilovska L 5 4. Davcev D 5 5. Polenakovic M 12 6. Stafilov T 21 7. Spiroski M 11 8. Gusev M 4 9. Kocarev L 30 10. Bogoeva-Gaceva G 12
  25. 25. Central role of PubMed database with different databases, programs or WEB sites which use abstracts for analysis PubMed Biomed Experts PubGet Go2Pub GoPubMed
  26. 26. Number of abstracts and relative research interest from the Republic of Macedonia indexed in PubMed database and semantically analyzed with GoPubMed (1469 abstracts identified on March 18, 2013) A significant increase of abstracted papers was recorded during the period of 1989-2012 (from 50 abstracts to 180 abstracts, respectively) and a significant increase of relative research interest (from 0.00006% to 0.00018%, respectively). The relative increase for the period between 1989 and 2012 was 27.8% for the abstracts and 33.3% for the relative research interest
  27. 27. Top twenty authors from the Republic of Macedonia according to abstracts indexed in PubMed semantically analysed with GoPubMed (1469 abstracts identified on March 18, 2013) Rank Author Number of PubMed Abstracts (%) 1 "Polenakovic M" 156 (10.6 %) 2 "Efremov G" 154 (10.5 %) 3 "Tasic V" 93 (6.3 %) 4 "Spasovski G" 79 (5.4 %) 5 "Gucev Z" OR "Guchev Z" 63 (4.3 %) 6 "Popov Z" 58 (3.9 %) 7 "Ivanovski N" 53 (3.6 %) 8 "Petrusevska G" OR "Petrushevska G" 52 (3.5 %) 9 "Spiroski M" OR "Spirovski M" 51 (3.5 %) 10 "Sikole A" 51 (3.5 %) 11 "Stafilov T" 40 (2.7 %) 12 "Pop-Jordanova N" 38 (2.6 %) 13 "Cakalaroski K" 36 (2.4 %) 14 "Dzikova S" 32 (2.2 %) 16 "Grcevska L" 30 (2.0 %) 17 "Kolevski P" 26 (1.8 %) 18 "Kocarev L" 26 (1.8 %) 19 "Georgievska-Ismail L" 25 (1.7 %) 20 "Petlickovski A" OR "Petlichkovski A" 23 (1.6 %) Total number of abstracts 1063 (72.4 %)
  28. 28. Conclusions • The rank of the Macedonia according the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) is 99th in the world and 18th in the Eastern Europe. • Out of 20 Universities in Macedonia, only Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje and University St Clement of Bitola are listed in SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) for 2013. • Very small number of Macedonian scholarly journals are included in WOS (1), PubMed (1), PubMed Central (1), SCOPUS (5), and Google Scholar metrics (6). • SCOPUS rank and SCOPUS H-index are different for the top 10 authors from Macedonia. • Top twenty Macedonian authors published 72.4% of the total number of abstracts indexed in PubMed. • There is urgent need for organized improvement of the quality of researchers, scholarly journals, and institutions in Macedonia in order to achieve higher international standards.
  29. 29. Acknowledgements Present members of Editorial Board of Mac J Med Sci (2013-): – Doncho Donev – Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska – Marko Spasov – Sasho Stoleski – Ivo Spiroski – Katarina Stavric Past members of Editorial Board of Mac J Med Sci (2008-2012): – Jean Gogusev – Stojmir Petrov – Dejan Trajkov – Aleksandar Petlichkovski – Slavica Hristomanova – Meri Kirijas – Aleksandar Senev – Natasha Arsova
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