The Analysis of Some Aspects of Fractional Counting of Scientific Articles
Approaches to the counting of scientific articles are addressed in this paper. Principal attention is paid to fractional counting. It is designated that different approaches to fractional counting can be applied: fractioning with the input of authors, fractioning with organizational input, equal counting. Each approach is characterized by its logic and aim, and gives different results. At the same time the approaches are interconnected and correspond to hierarchy: “organizations’ group-organization-author”. Fractioning for each hierarchic level shows different nature of article parts’ accounting, which determines validity of managerial methods applied depending on aims and level of modified object. The fractioning results considering organizational input let judge about managerial impulses between organizations’ group and organization. The fractioning results considering organizational and author’s input let judge about the organization of the working process in organization. To make correct decisions based on articles’ fractioning it is needed to establish a criterion for each hierarchic level. This will let combine different approaches to fractioning while making a managerial decision. At the same time using the results of fractional counting for decision making it is essential to keep in mind that quantitative analysis of publication activity is only an element of the basis for decision making. Managerial success depends on the data collection, methods of its analysis and number of qualitative characteristics of the operand and context.