Is The Personal-Member Institution Of The Ukrainian National Academy Of Sciences Justified In The Light Of Scientometric Indicators?
GABOVICH ALEXANDER M.
Leading Research Associate of the Crystal Physics Department, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences,
Institute of Physics of NASU, Kiev, Ukraine
KUZNETSOV VLADIMIR I.
Principal Research Associate of the Department of Logic and Methodology of Science, Professor, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences
Institute of Philosophy of NASU, National University “Kiev-Mohyla Academy”, Kiev University of Law, Kyiv, Ukraine
КЛЮЧЕВЫЕ СЛОВА: УКРАИНА, UKRAINE, ОРГАНИЗАЦИЯ ФУНДАМЕНТАЛЬНОЙ НАУКИ, ORGANIZATION OF FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE, ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫЕ АКАДЕМИИ НАУК, STATE ACADEMIES, ACADEMICIANS, ЧЛЕНЫ-КОРРЕСПОНДЕНТЫ, CORRESPONDING MEMBERS, ПЕРСОНАЛЬНЫЕ И РЯДОВЫЕ ИССЛЕДОВАТЕЛИ, PERSONAL AND “NO-NAMED” RESEARCHERS, ПОЖИЗНЕННЫЕ ПРИВИЛЕГИИ, LIFELONG PRIVILEGES, НАУКОМЕТРИЧЕСКИЕ ПОКАЗАТЕЛИ, SCIENTOMETRIC INDICATORS OF RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY, АКАДЕМИКИ, ИНДИКАТОРЫ ПРОДУКТИВНОСТИ НАУЧНОЙ ДЕЯТЕЛЬНОСТИ
Existence of state-supported academies of science is a distinctive feature of the fundamental-science organization in Ukraine. Their research staff is divided into two groups: (i) personal members (academicians and corresponding members) and the rest of the researchers. First-group members have numerous economic and status privileges. It is officially purported that personal members are more scientifically qualified than their colleagues. We analyzed this hypothesis on the basis of international indicators of the scientific activity (numbers of publications in the international peer-reviewed journals and citations in them). The indicators testify that there are no distinctions between representatives of both groups being of the same age and qualification. A conclusion is made that the lifelong privileges of the first group are ill-founded.