FROM 1996 TO 2004, REGISTERED BY THE
SCIENCE CITATION INDEX-EXPANDED
M. Jokić1, J. Stepanić2, B. Kamenar3 and V. Silobrčić41National and University Library
2Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Naval Architecture – University of Zagreb
3Faculty of Science – University of Zagreb
Received: 17 August, 2005. Accepted: 6 December, 2005.
The paper aims at assessing the research output of scientists working in “hard sciences” at six Croatian Univeristies (Dubrovnik, Osijek, Rijeka, Split, Zadar and Zagreb). The data obtained may serve as the starting point for further follow-up and in-depth studies of research performance at Croatian universities. This can be particularly relevant for implementation of the Bologna Process in Croatia. The methodology of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2004) was applied (http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2004/Methodology.htm). The number of papers published from 1996 to 2004, registered in the WoS-Science Citation Index-Expanded, authored by scientists from the six Croatian universities, was enumerated. Also, highly cited authors, authors of articles published in Nature and Science, Nobel Prize and Fields Medal winners were sought among these scientists. It was found that scientists at the Croatian universities produced 7527 of the total of 11 068 articles authored by Croatian scientists. Of the six universities, the University of Zagreb was more productive than the remaining five. There were no highly cited authors, Nobel Laureates or Fields Medal winners from Croatia. One of 14 authors of an article in Science was from a Croatian university. Also, a letter on science policy, appearing in Nature, had one of two authors from Croatia. It can be concluded that scientists performing research in “hard sciences” at six universities in Croatia contributed about 68 % of all the articles published by Croatian scientists. University of Zagreb was the most productive.
universities, ranking, Croatian universities, scientific productivity, bibliometric study
JEL: O, Z
PsycINFO: 3510 Educational Administration and Personnel
Excerpt from Editorial:
In the article by V. Silobrcic et al. the preliminary insight into scientific output of Croatian Universities is given. That article in the form of accepted manuscript, available since some time at web page of the Journal, raised comments, which resulted in the need for changing a part of its content. Owing to the fact that questioned data was repeated in the article, the conventional form of their change, e.g. erratum, was not considered sufficiently appropriate. Because of that, the version of the manuscript published in the printed and CD-ROM editions of the Journal is the final version integrating the accepted manuscript and erratum. In order to enable the interested readers to get insight into the commented parts, and the accepted manuscript version of the article, in the online edition all versions and all comments are available.
Accepted manuscript version of the article.