ID Design 2012/DOOEL Skopje
Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.
Current Scientific Impact of Ss
Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in the
Scopus Database (1960-2014)
Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril
and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze current scientific impact
of Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in the
Scopus Database (1960-2014).
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Affiliation search of the Scopus database was
performed on November 23, 2014 in order to identify published papers from
the Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (UC&M), Republic of
Macedonia. A total number of 3960 articles (3055 articles from UC&M, 861
articles from Faculty of Medicine, UC&M, and 144 articles from Faculty of
Pharmacy, UC&M) were selected for analysis (1960-2014). SCImago Journal Rank
(SJR), Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and h-index were calculated
from the Scopus database.
RESULTS: The number of published papers was sharply increased with
maximum of 379 papers in 2012 year. The largest number of papers has been
published in Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, Journal of Molecular
Structure, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Acta Pharmecutica, and
Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The biggest SJR
and SNIP has journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. First three places
of the top ten authors belong to Dimirovski GM, Gavrilovska L, and Gusev M.
Top three places based on Scopus h-index (total number of published papers)
belong to Kocarev L, Stafilov T, and Polenakovic M. The majority of papers
originate from UC&M, but significant numbers of papers are affiliated to
Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Institute of Chemistry as
members of UC&M, as well as Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Articles are the most dominant type of documents followed by conference
papers, and review articles. Medicine is the most represented subject.
CONCLUSION: Officials of the Ss Cyril and Methodius University of
Skopje should undertake more effective and proactive policies for journal
publishers and their Editorial Boards in order to include more journals from
UC&M in the Scopus database.
Citation: Spiroski M. Current Scientific Impact of
Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in the
Scopus Database (1960-2014). OA Maced J Med Sci. http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2015.019
Key words: Scopus database; citation metrics; h-index; Ss Cyril and
Methodius University of Skopje; Republic of Macedonia.
*Correspondence: Prof. Dr. Mirko Spiroski. Institute of Immunobiology
and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University
of Skopje, 1109 Skopje, PO Box 60, Republic of Macedonia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 28-Dec-2014; Revised: 24-Jan-2015; Accepted: 26-Jan-2015; Online
Copyright: © 2015 Mirko Spiroski. This is an open-access article
distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License,
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any
medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing
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