Central specialised information centres
The categorisation of scientific publications using Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) methodology implemented in the SICRIS (Slovenian Current Research Information System)
This announcement is to inform interested parties that the categorisation of
scientific publications using the Slovenian Research Agency (ARSS) methodology
was implemented in the SICRIS system on 15 April 2005.
The Commission of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU) prepared
the expert basis for categorising scientific publications to evaluate research
performance in Slovenia. In Article 18 of the
Rules on the Quality Assessment
and Financing of Research and Infrastructure Programmes and in Article 30 of the
Rules on the (Co-)Financing of Basic, Applied and Postdoctoral Research Projects, the Slovenian Research Agency defined the bibliographic indicators of research
performance and assigned a relevant number of points to each individual category.
The computer-based categorisation of scientific publications uses the
following data sources:
The central specialised information centres (CSICs) monitor the compliance of
bibliographic unit classification according to the valid typology of documents/works
for bibliography handling in the COBISS system (Tipologija-21.11.2002.pdf). The
majority of bibliographic units by researchers participating in the current ARRS
programmes and projects have already been verified (work classified under
typologies 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 2.01 and 1.16, published in the period 2000-2004).
The categorisation is based on the criteria defined by the Agency. An electronic
sorting system is used to assign a bibliographic unit to a particular category
using a combination of information from different databases.
Signs used in the
||Articles in journals indexed by SCI Expanded (in the first, second,
third or fourth quarter of journals in the relevant content category depending
on the impact factor - by JCR data).
||Articles in journals indexed by SSCI
(above or under the median of journals in the relevant content category
depending on the impact factor - by JCR data).
||Articles in journals indexed
||Articles in journals indexed by international specialised
||Articles in selected Slovenian journals, if not included in the
||Monographs published by international (scientific)
||Monographs published by Slovenian national (scientific)
||Monographs published by other publishers.
in other journals, monographs without ISBN level or with a volume of less than
50 pages or with an undetermined number of pages, treatises in monographs with
less than five pages or with an undetermined number of pages).
If any confusion
occurs regarding the classification of bibliographic units according to the
valid typology, researchers may contact the CSIC in charge of their research
For questions concerning the methodology used to evaluate scientific
publications, see the
categorisation of scientific publications on the Agency's
Should you establish, on the basis of bibliographic records in the
COBIB.SI or other data bases, that a particular bibliographic unit is not
accurately categorised, please inform us at this address:
The assessment of mentors for junior researchers (for 2000 to 2004) and the
annual assessment of programme groups (for 2004) were conducted using data
entered in the COBISS system by 20 April 2005. Since the CSICs could not fully
complete the typology verification (over 90% of the entries had been verified),
the point system also encompassed unverified entries. If authors discover any
inaccuracies in the typological classification, then changes to unverified units
should be made via a librarian, and changes to verified units via the CSIC in
charge of the relevant research field. Authors should inform the national
coordinator or the Slovenian Research Agency (Marica Žvar) of any change made to
a COBISS entry. Changes reported in due time (before 10 May 2005) will be
considered in the assessment.