The RUDN (RUDN University) is one of the largest Russian publishers of scientific, educational, methodological literature, peer-reviewed journals, materials for students, post-graduate students, lecturers, specialists, and a wide range of readers.
According to the Russian Chamber of Books, among more than 600 Russian universities, which have their own publishing houses and printing houses, the RUDN is included in the TOP-10 in terms of the number of annual items and the total circulation of publications.
The RUDN is implementing partner programmes with the offices of Elsevier and SpringerNature.
The RUDN is a co-founder and member of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers.
Information support for the educational and research work of the RUDN staff and students is provided by the Educational and Scientific Information Library Centre of the RUDN (Scientific Library) in the following areas:
- circulation department and reading rooms;
- Network services;
- electronic library system of the RUDN: textbooks, training aids, laboratory-based manuals, educational materials, monographs, articles, etc.;
- access to educational, universal and professional databases.
The RUDN is implementing a set of measures to develop and support the competitiveness of the scientific potential of researchers and students of the University at the international level, including in the publication activity:
measures to ensure the access of the university's AS to the world scientific information resources
to full-text databases of scientific publications, bibliometric and science-metric databases, teaching electronic resources;
measures to increase the publication competences of the RUDN AS
training seminars on the use of bibliometric and science-metric databases, Internet resources for promoting publications, selecting journals, preparing articles on international standards, individual counselling, developing methodological recommendations for authors, reviewers, editors;
measures to material incentive of scientific publications of high quality
financing the translation of articles into English, incentive payments on publishing the articles, in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, monographs, educational literature.
To coordinate the activities in this direction, there has been established the:
Publication activity is one of the key indicators of the productivity and effectiveness of scientific and scientific-methodological work of both researchers and research organizations and higher educational institutions.
The number of publications and references to these publications (citation) — characterizes the level of scientific achievements recognized by the domestic and foreign scientific community.
RUDN Publication activity
|According to the international databases of scientific citation for 2012-2017 as of July 2017|
|the number of publications in the journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection||1906|
|the number of publications in the journals indexed in Scopus||2217|
|According to the national database of scientific citation (RSCI) for 2012-2016|
|the total number of publications||34 300|
|the number of citations||29 357|
|Hirsch index (h-index)||110|
|Among 2 321 scientific institutions and universities of the Russian Federation|
|place in the total number of scientific publications (over the last 5 years)||6|
|place in the number of citations (cumulative result)||26|
|Among 685 scientific institutions and universities of Moscow|
|place in the number of scientific publications (over the last 5 years)||5|
|place in number of citations (cumulative result)||12|
More information on the publications and indicators of the scientific performance can be found on the international and Russian information resources:
The RUDN Institutional profile in Mendeley Institutional Edition unites lecturers, researchers, postgraduate students working in the RUDN at present, and the university graduates working in scientific and educational centres in various regions of the world. The institutional profile provides information on the publications of network participants from the RUDN.
Mendeley combines the reference manager (a tool for collecting and cataloging scientific articles for the subsequent preparation of references) and a scientific social network that allows organizing a personal scientific library, working together on articles, as well as finding like-minded people and studying the trends of modern researches.
One can join the RUDN profile by registering in the Mendeley network at.
Publons is a free resource for researchers, a public review platform where scientists can build their reputation on reviewing, evaluating and discussing scientific researches. The idea is to provide a credit for the pre-release review and act as a central resource, giving the editors of the journals a large selection of excellent reviewers. The main task of Publons is the acceleration and effectiveness of the review process.