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Publication Research Performance for the Forest Complex of Russia

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V.S. Shalaev, S.N. Rykunin, V.I. Melekhov

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Traditionally and essentially, the forest complex of Russia includes forestry and forest industry, primarily, the harvesting and processing of wood. Russian scientific institutions that are engaged in research in the interests of the forest complex mainly belong to the industry, university and academic sectors. Publication research performance can be measured based on the database of the Scientific Electronic Library (eLIBRARY.RU). In this case, publications performance might be characterized by the number of publications of the scientific institutions employees, their citation rate, impact factor of the journals where the articles are published, and a number of others. These indicators play a significant role in evaluation of activity of both individual scientists and scientific institutions as a whole; they can also be considered in evaluation of research works for the forest complex. Moreover, the database allows to make a relatively systematic representation of publication activity of various Russian researchers, universities, scientific organizations and institutions among domestic and foreign scientific periodicals. Among the main findings of the research are: number of research works carried out in the interests of the forest complex in our country is at a very low level; publication performance has achieved a certain stabilization in growth, although the trend is not so obvious and requires further consideration; joining of a number of leading universities with a sectoral focus to non-core ones does not always have a positive effect on the staff training system for the forest complex and sectoral science, this is largely due to the current state and prospects of the forest complex; certain problems with the quality of publications should be noted; the trends of the leading world countries towards a green economy emphasize the need to strengthen the scientific and educational component for the forest complex. Similar considerations for the forest research and forest education are presented in the proceedings of the 14th session of the UN Forum on Forests.
Acknowledgements: The research has been supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, project No. 37.8809.2017/8.9.


V.S. Shalaev1, Doctor of Engineering, Prof.; ResearcherID: AAC-8697-2019, ORCID: 0000-0002-1815-0176
S.N. Rykunin1, Doctor of Engineering, Prof.; ResearcherID: N-3182-2013, ORCID: 0000-0002-4471-4668
V.I. Melekhov2, Doctor of Engineering, Prof.; ResearcherID: Q-1051-2019, ORCID: 0000-0002-2583-3012

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1Mytishchi Branch of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 1-ya Institutskaya ul., 1, Mytishchi-5, Moscow Region, 141005, Russian Federation; e-mail:
2Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russian Federation; e-mail: v.melekhov@


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Shalaev V.S., Rykunin S.N., Melekhov V.I. Publication Research Performance for the Forest Complex of Russia. Lesnoy Zhurnal [Russian Forestry Journal], 2019, no. 6, pp. 270–279. DOI: 10.17238/issn0536-1036.2019.6.270 


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Publication Research Performance for the Forest Complex of Russia