Making amendments to the rules of scientific ranks conferring in the Republic of Kazakhstan

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The main changes in the matter of awarding an academic ranks are related to the publishing activity of scientists in the Republic of Kazakhstan, namely, the number and quality of scientific publications in the international peer-reviewed scientific journals included in Scopus and Web of Science as well as journals included in the JSTOR Database.


According to new rules, the requirements for such journals will be the following:

  • Included in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd quartile according to Journal Citation Reports of Clarivate Analytics Company (Web of Science). Thus, 4th quartile will be recognized irrelevant.
  • Those which have index-percentile according to CiteScore not less than 35 in at least one of scientific fields in Scopus Database.
  • For the applicants for academic ranks in the sphere of social sciences and humanities, there are also taken into account the journals indexed in Web of Science Core Collection (Section of Arts & Humanities Citation Index) of Clarivate Analytics Company as well as those included in the JSTOR.


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