Contribution of editorial board members to journal’s scholarly output


Gureev Vadim Nikolaevich

senior researcher
Institute of petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS

Mazov Nikolai Alekseevich

Head of Information Analysis Department
Institute of petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS

Ilicheva Inna Yur'evna

junior researcher
State research center of Virology and biotechnology "Vector" of Rospotrebnadzor

Part of the editorial Board in publication of the scientific journal flow Gureev V. N. 1,2, Mazov N. And.1,2, I. Il'icheva Yu. 2,3 1Государственная public scientific technical library of SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia; 2Institute of petroleum Geology and Geophysics. A. A. Nikolay, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia; 3Государственный research center of Virology and biotechnology "Vector" of Rospotrebnadzor, R. p. Koltsovo, Novosibirsk region, Russia The editorial Board of scientific journals have increasingly become the object of studies in which attempts have been made to understanding the various aspects of their functioning and influence on editorial policy, publication ethics and scientific progress in General. One of the promising directions is to assess the contribution of the members of the editorial Board in publishing a stream of their own magazine. The report presents the results of research publication activity of the members of the Russian editorial boards in information and library journals. To determine the proportion of publications of the editorial Board in the scientific production of the journal studied publications of the editorial Board of the private journals and other sources; also a comparative analysis of the number of publications of the editorial Board in their journals with publications of other authors of related publications. In most cases, shows an active participation of the authors – members of the editorial Board in the publication activity of its journal. However, the mere fact of publication does not have a significant impact on ratings publication. More important, advocates of the scientific level of these publications: in the case of their high quality and relevance increases the number of readings and citation of the journal and Vice versa. The results can be of interest to chief editors and founders of scientific periodicals. The study was performed with partial financial support from RFBR, research project 19-011-00534. Contribution of editorial board members to the journal's scholarly output Gureyev V. N. 1,2, Mazov N. A. 1,2, Ilicheva I. Yu.2,3 1State Public Scientific Technological Library SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia; 2Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia; 3State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology “Vector”, Rospotrebnadzor, Koltsovo, Novosibirsk region, Russia Editorial board members (EBMs) of academic journals have been frequently studied for better understanding the principles of their functioning, impact on editorial policy, publication ethics, scientific progress and entire. One of the promising trends is to quantitatively evaluate the contribution of EBMs to the scholarly output of parent journals. This report represents the results of the study on publication activity of editorial board members of Russian Library and Information Science journals. To detect a share of papers by EBMs in the journal's scholarly output, we studied a share of parent EBMs papers in journals and other sources, as well as carried out a comparative analysis of papers by EBMs in parent journals with papers by other authors. Generally, we detected the active participation of EBMs in increasing scholarly output of parent journals. However, the fact of publication failed to significantly impact on journal's ranking positions. EBMs Scientific quality of the papers was proved to be of higher value: in case of high quality of EBMs papers the number of readers and citations started increasing, and vice versa. The findings can be of interest to editors-in-chief and founders of academic journals. The reported study was partially funded by RFBR according to the research project [No 19-011-00534].