13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Poster Session

Session coordinator: Jakub Petřík, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 22. 5. 2007, 15.45 - 17.30, Auditorium D

Analysis of the Czech Journals in the Field of Natural Sciences in Web of Science

Autor: Věra Kroftová, Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd., Agrotest fyto, Ltd., Czech Republic



A set of Czech journals from the field of natural sciences indexed in WOS (JCR) in the period of 1998-2005 was analyzed. The number of titles (20-22) in individual years and their selection were relatively stable. In the examined group of journals, the year of their initial inclusion in WOS was determined, the number of Czech titles was compared with that of titles from other countries, and their classification into subject categories of WOS (JCR) was analyzed. Comparison of journals IF with the IF median of corresponding categories of WOS (JCR) revealed that even a relatively low value of the journal IF did not necessarily mean a lower level within the given category. Some erroneous data concerning Czech journals according to the territory were found and described. The title of one of Czech journals, ROSTLINNA VYROBA, was changed to PLANT SOIL ENVIRONMENT. However, after a two-year transient period, when both titles were included in the database, they were both deleted in 2005 even though this journal still meets criteria for indexing in WOS. 

About author:

Mgr. Věra Kroftová is a head of the information centre at the Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd., and provides information services for the Agrotest fyto, Ltd. The library of the information centre has a specialized collection and is registered as a public library. It contributes to the Union Catalogue of the National Library. In 1997-2004, V. Kroftová conducted several projects, in which cooperation of crop research institutes in the field of special information was initiated. She provides information services for scientists and researchers and collects their publications. She administrates an on-line catalogue of the library and the Union Catalogue KAZEK comprising three research library collections. In 2002 and 2004, she worked in organizing committees of two international conferences. Since 1991, she has been a member of SKIP (Union of Librarians and Information Specialists), since 1999 a member of the professional organization IAALD (International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists). She has taken part in information conferences and workshops with her contributions. In 2005, she participated in the 11th IAALD Congress in Lexington, USA. She has advocated help to developing countries in the field of special agricultural information (e.g. lecture for Phd students of the Institute of Tropics and Subtropics in Prague).

Other papers in this session:

Using the electronic information sources in the field of nature sciences provided from project 1N04186 – chance in trainings and workshops.

Author: Alena Balvínová, Charles University - Faculty of Science, Czech Republic


Jan Soukup / Charles University - Faculty of Science - Scientific Information Department, Radka Lukášová / Charles University - Faculty of Science - Scientific Information Department

What is New About Accessing ETD in the Czech Republic

Author: Iva Horová, Library of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic

Electronic Information Resources in Lithuanian Academic Libraries

Author: Zibute Petrauskiene, Vilnius University , Lithuania

ALADIN: The Adult Learning Documentation and Information Network

Author: Heike vom Orde, Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, Germany


Lisa Krolak / UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

E-learning Courses of Cataloguing

Author: Edita Lichtenbergová, National Library of the Czech Republic


Jaroslava Svobodová, Hana Kubalová / National Library of the Czech Republic

CSA Library School Programme RefWorks in CR

Author: Eva Marvanová, National Library of the Czech Republic

Correlation of the Access to Electronic Services in Serbia and the Presence of Serbian Authors in Web of Science

Author: Stela Filipi Matutinovic, University Library Svetozar Markovic, Serbia


Biljana Kosanovic / National Library of Serbia

Functional Computer Literacy of Pedagogic Staff

Author: Miroslava Jakubeková, Centre for In-service Teachers´ Training, Methodology, Pedagogy in Trencin, Slovakia

SAML and XACML as a New Way of Identity Management

Author: Dagmar Brechlerová, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

South-Eastern European Digitization Initiative – SEEDI

Author: Milena Dobreva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Institute of Mathematics and Informatics


Zoran Ognjanović / Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Nikola Ikonomov / Institute for Bulgarian Language

Tools for Web Archiving

Author: Petr Žabička, Moravian Library in Brno, Czech Republic


Lukáš Matějka, Adam Brokeš / Moravian Library in Brno

Study Course Information and Library Studies

Author: Beáta Sedláčková, Silesian university in Opava, Czech Republic



Aspects of the quality management of the LIS education

Author: Baiba Holma, University of Latvia


Daina Pakalna / University of Latvia

MediGrid as a Scientific Publication

Author: Adéla Jarolímková, CESNET, z.s.p.o., Czech Republic


Petr Lesný, Jan Vejvalka, Kryštof Slabý, Marek Turnovec / Faculty Hospital Motol

New Possibilities for Scientific Medical Information Retrieval

Author: Vendula Papíková, Centre of Biomedical Informatics, Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences


Richard Papik / Charles University - Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship