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Научната компетентност - персонална и институционална оценка
Scientifi c Competence: Personal and Institutional Assessment

Author(s): Borislav Toshev
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: research literacy; world system for abstracting; indexing and evaluation; primary research journals; secondary research sources; impact factor; impact rank; index of Hirsch; factor of effi ciency; personal evaluation; institutional evaluation

Summary/Abstract: Research literacy is a set of rules and information, the ignorance or disregard of which would make impossible the realization of a successful scientifi c career. This article offers a description and analysis of various issues concerning research literacy. A description is given of the world system for abstracting, indexing and evaluation: its fi rst level embraces primary research journals and the second level is built by secondary research sources where the same primary research journals are presented as well. The article describes both the Hirsch Index and the research effi ciency factor by which the scientifi c excellence of an individual researcher could be assessed. A system for a quantitative evaluation of research competency of scientifi c organizations is proposed.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 119-134
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian