Useful materials for authors


Scientmetric resources and indicators


Scientometric indicators – indices of the effectiveness of scientific work are used for an objective assessment of the work of authors-researchers and organizations. These include: the total number of publications, the citation index of publications, the impact factor, the Hirsch index, calculated on the basis of the number of publications of a particular specialist and the number of references to them in publications of other scientists. Such bibliometric indicators should necessarily be used in conjunction with other metrics for a comprehensive evaluation of authors and research teams.


Impact factor is a numerical indicator of the importance of a scientific journal. Since the 1960s, it has been calculated annually by the Web of Science and is reflected in the Journal Citation Report database, which analyzes more than 8,400 journals from 60 countries. To date, the impact factor is one of the important criteria by which it is possible to compare the level of scientific research in close fields of knowledge.

The impact factor of journals in which the results of scientific research are published has a significant impact on the evaluation of these results. Magazines with high IF usually have a more rigid system of reviewing than journals with low IF.


The Hirsch index is a scientometric indicator, proposed in 2005 by physicist Jorge Hirsch. The Hirsch index is a quantitative characteristic of the productivity of a scientist, a group of scientists, a scientific organization, or the country as a whole, based on the number of publications and the number of citations of these publications.


Link to an electronic copy of the book: A Guide to Scientometrics: Indicators for the Development of Science and Technology.


Scientometric databases

To track authors' quotations and scientific articles, bibliometric databases or so-called scientific citation databases, such as Web Of Science Core Collection, Scopus, are used. In Russia, a database has been created and is developing - the Russian Scientific Citation Index (RINC).

Web of Science Core Collection is the leading scientific citation database in the world and is the core of the bricometric products of Clarivate Analitics (formerly Tomson Reuters). The Web of Science Core Collection consists of nine indexes containing information collected from thousands of scientific journals, books, series of books, reports, conferences, etc.


Scopus - the largest reference and reference database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Provides a comprehensive overview of research results in the world in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and the humanities. Scopus has intelligent tools for tracking, analyzing and visualizing research.


The Russian Scientific Citation Index (RINC) is a database of scientific citations, includes more than 12 million publications of Russian authors, as well as information on citing these publications in more than 6000 Russian journals. It is a powerful analytical tool that allows you to evaluate the result and effectiveness of the activities of research organizations, scientists, the level of scientific journals, etc.


Bibliographic managers are programs that allow researchers to create and maintain a personal (collective) library of links to scientific literature with the possibility of downloading the very sources, automate the work with bibliographic references. Programs can have a variety of names: bibliographic managers, knowledge managers, personal information managers, organizers of scientific work, etc.


Useful references and recommendations on the choice of a journal for the publication of scientific articles and the development of scientific journals

The list of publications recommended by the Committee for Control in the Sphere of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Scientific Publications (CCSEC RK)

10 Kazakhstani magazines included in the collection of Web of Science Core Collection

"Selection of the journal for publication: how to find a journal with an impact factor and avoid unfair publications"

Lists of unscrupulous publishers, magazines and other unscrupulous organizations Jeffrey Bill (Jeffrey Beall's Lists)

Predatory journals

Recommendations for the development of scientific journals of Kazakhstan from Clarivate Analytics



Useful links to journals and other scientific works indexed by the world science-based databases

Lists of journals and conference proceedings indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection on the Clarivate Analytics website

Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) – natural and exact sciences

Инженерия, компьютерные науки и технологии (Engineering, Computing & Technology – Journal List)

Физика, химия, науки о Земле (Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences – Journal List)

Электроника, телекоммуникации (Electronics & Telecommunications Collection - Journal List)

Бизнес (Business Collection – Journal List)

Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) – database, which includes journals from fast-growing scientific areas, regional journals.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S)

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) -общественные науки.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)


Lists of logs indexed in the Scopus database

Journals (October 2017 - updated three times a year.)

Books (December 2017)

Russian journals (March 2018)

Journals the indexing of which is discontinued (January 2018)


Useful links to materials on the preparation and design of scientific articles

 "How to publish articles in journals with impact factor"

"Recommendations Elsevier on the preparation of articles for publication in high-ranking international journals"

"Guide to the history of scientific journalism, the rights and responsibilities of the author, and practical advice on the preparation of scientific papers"

"How do I publish an article in a journal with a nonzero impact factor? Notes for doctoral students PhD"

Recommendations for writing articles in scientific journals (on review lectures of publishers - Elzevir, Springer, Web of knowledge)

Publishing inNature Research Yournals

Resources Springer Nature. How to choose a magazine on the profile of research?


Authors registration system. Identifiers of scientists

Open Researcher and Contributer ID (ORCID) – is an open, non-commercial project for creating and maintaining a registry of unique identifiers of researchers, interacting with other identification systems. The identifier is a 16-digit number unique to each author.


ResearchID – is a system for identifying the author in publications indexed in databases on the Web of Science platform (Claritary Analitics (Tomson Reuters)) .The registration system is compatible with ORCID .The service allows you to create a profile of a scientist, create a list of your own publications, search for co-authors, create an invitation to cooperation, view bibliometric indicators, etc.


Scopus AuthorID – author's profile is generated automatically when publications appear in the database. Possible the emergence of multiple profiles with a different spelling of the surname or a change in the name of the author. Scopus Author Feedback is used to correct this.


Science Index – is an analytical superstructure of the Russian Scientific Citation Index (RINC). This system allows authors to correct the list of their publications in the RICC, to receive information on citing publications in RINC, Web of Science and Scopus, to prepare and send manuscripts to journals via the Electronic Edition system, to be recruited as a reviewer, expert, scientific editor or translator, etc.


Tools for managing bibliography and social networks for scientists

EndNote – is the EndNote bibliographic manager of Clarivate Analytics (Thomson Reuters), installed on the Web of Science platform.


Mendeley Elsevier – a platform that provides services for working with bibliography, which is also a social network for scientists.


Zotero – is a free personal application made as a plug-in to Firefox or Chrome. It is intended for collection, management and citation of sources, cloud storage of full texts of articles in a personal or collective library.


ResearchGate – is a free social network and a collaboration tool for scientists of all scientific disciplines. It provides such network applications as semantic search (search by annotation), file sharing, exchange of publications, forums, methodological discussions and so on.

The site also contains a bulletin board with a list of international vacancies for scientists.


CrossRef – is an association of scientific publishing houses that develops a common infrastructure to support more effective scientific communications. The citation system CrossRef covers more than 68 million journal articles and other content items (books, theses, technical reports, etc.) from thousands of scientific and professional publishers around the world. This is a conditionally non-commercial organization whose purpose is to facilitate the search and citation of scientific information on the Internet.


There are also other tools for managing bibliographic information, such as: RefWorks, Biblioscape, WIKINDX, BibTeX, JabRef, Citavi.


Publications PPP KazNITU them. K.I. Satpayev in indexed databases (2016-2017)

Scopus – 2016 г.

Scopus – 2017 г.

Web of Science (Clarivate Analitics) – 2016 г.

Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) – 2017 г.

SpringerLink – 2016 г.

SpringerLink – 2017 г.

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