Some Aspect of Evaluation of Scientific Outputs or How to Get Points for Your Institution?
Jaroslav Šilhánek, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
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After long time of preparation of legal principles for financing research institutions, particularly universities, according to new state policy evaluated output of research results will play greater role in amount of allocated state funding. As a result, value of a given scientific article or conference lecture or poster or other scientific result for total evaluation of research institution is now particularly topical problem. It is therefore not surprising that interest to be included in some bibliographic or even evaluation database is growing. But in practice we are encountering both resignation to try get coverage in a given database, particularly Web of Science and sometime very naive vision in this respect and it is therefore important to be familiar with prevailing publication praxis of scientific results both in journal or as conference proceedings. Particularly conference materials are the primary topic of consideration. For instance in Web of Science such material can be included as such or as standard scientific paper in a journal already being part of journals covered in this database. This presentation will deal with some important aspects of evaluation of research outputs particularly conference proceedings.
Author's professional CV
After graduation from the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology he obtained his PhD in organic technology from the same institution in 1968. Starting carrier as an organic chemist mostly in areas of pesticides and organic sulphur compounds chemistry he has been steadily engaged in the fields of chemical information and particularly in its electronic forms. He wrote a couple of teaching text on this subject and he is lecturing courses on Chemical Informatics on the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague. He has about 70 papers, patents and review papers in local and international journals and gave a couple of plenary lectures on Online Meeting in London (1997, 1999) as well as at the largest chemical congress Achema in Frankfurt am Main on the subject of management of chemical information and searching problems. He is also author of a couple of projects on promotion of widespread access to the most important chemical databases for all chemical or natural science faculties in the Czech Republic.