The event was opened by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and noted that the national subscription to the international database "Web of Science" in the republic is being launched in order to increase publication activity among the scientific community of Uzbekistan.
"Our next task is quality. Since it is the quality of publications that is a reflection of science in the country. Unfortunately, in our country there was a practice of publications in predatory scientific journals, now this indicator is decreasing. And I am sure that the arrival of the international Web of Science database in our country will help to avoid such mistakes and further improve the quality of publications," the Deputy Minister noted.
Within the framework of cooperation between the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and the Clarivate company, further development of the publication activity of scientists and researchers of Uzbekistan is expected through the use of scientometric tools by HEU and research Institute researchers.
During the event, Stephen Hawthorne, Vice President of Clarivate, in his speech revealed the possibilities of the Web of Science scientific database, and also drew attention to the extent of the use of the database by HEU and research Institute researchers. Senior Strategic Consultant of Clarivate, Valentin Bogorov, in turn, shared information about scientometric indicators of publications of Uzbek scientists in journals indexed by the Web of Science database.
In addition, the head of the World Bank Group Yerali Beksultan, speaking about the project "Modernization of the national innovation system of Uzbekistan" ("MUNIS"), implemented jointly with the Ministry and the company "Clarivate", stressed that the World Bank funded a national subscription to international scientific bases for universities and research institutes in order to develop the scientific activities of scientists, researchers and doctoral students, as well as they are provided with advisory assistance and support. As a result, scientists of our country have been given the opportunity to use the scientific resources of the Web of Science for free and without restrictions for three years, starting from January 1, 2023.
Today, on February 8, the event will continue its work.