Reliance on International Data (Publication Activity, Citation Indexes) in Humanities as a Scientific Problem

Download paper
Nikolay A. Bogomolov

Doctor of Philology, Head of the Chair of Literary and Art Criticism and Journalism, Professor of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Materials, Documents, Publications

The article deals with specificity of applying scientometrics to the humanities. After studying various databases and turning to a number of cases the author comes to a conclusion that there is strong need to rethink the core principles for recording publishing activities and citation rates in the field (history, philosophy, philology, journalism etc.).

Keywords: the humanities, arts and humanities, citation indexes