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EFFECT OF PUBLICATION STIMULATIVE MEASURE LAUNCH ON THE QUALITATIVE STRUCTURE OF PUBLICATIONS (ON THE EXAMPLE OF BELGOROD STATE NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY (NRU «BelSU»))

The article describes two mechanisms of increasing the publication activity and global University competitiveness at the level of an individual University, on the example of Belgorod State University (Russia): 1. The publication stimulative measure making the monetary remuneration for a single article dependent on the magnitude of the Journal Impact Factor in which this article was published (the primary mechanism); 2. Direct support of publications of the scientists who do not have experience of preparation of articles for internationally recognized journals. The first mechanism is combined with the mechanisms of open access aimed at improving the visibility and citations of articles, and the second is combined with the learning activities and centralized expert review of manuscripts carried out by the Center for Scientometric Research and University Competitiveness Development. Basing on the 2012 figures, when the above publication mechanisms were not used, and after calculating the initial qualitative structure of Scopus publications of Belgorod State University (their distribution by the intervals of the value changes of the Journal Impact Factor), it has been shown that further, due to the effect of the Publication Stimulative Measure, the qualitative structure of the self-published articles has significantly improved. At the same time, the effect of the second publication measure, naturally, led to the leveling of this effect, i.e. to the increase of the number of low impact journal articles of the non-natural sciences profile in the general structure of the Scopus publications of Belgorod State University. The scales of remunerations in 2013 - 2015 were projected based on the previous distribution of publications by intervals of the change of the Journal Impact Factor and the total amount of remunerations planned.

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