Russia dropped from 9th to 13th place by the number of scientific publications
The 'May decree' of President Vladimir Putin stipulates that by 2024 Russia should become one of the top five of the world’s countries that carry out scientific research and development in areas determined by the priorities of scientific and technological development. One of the indicators is the number of publications in the scientific journals indexed by the Web of Science database.
«There is no reason to believe that, given the planned parameters of the national project for science, Russia will be able to get into even the top ten in 2024 calculated by the overall level of publication activity,» Onishchenko pointed out.
The only area in which Russia is in the top five is physics and mathematics.