Publication Activity

One result of scientific and creative activities at Palacký University is its extensive publication activity, which represents one of the main criteria for assessing the quality and effectiveness of the academic work of individuals and even entire workplaces.

Index of Information on Results of Research and Development (RIV)

One of the tools for evaluating Czech science and research is the Rejstřík informací o výsledcích výzkumu a vývoje (RIV - Index of Information on Results of Research and Development), in which is gathered information on research, experimental development and innovations, on the workplaces in which these take place, and on the individual creators. The most common forms of publications are monographs, original scientific work in scientific periodicals, publications in academic periodicals, contributions to conferences, and reports on research.

According to the last available assessed data, from the period 2010-2015, the results of science and research at Palacký University show a significantly rising tendency. The number of assessed publications was 9409 in total. The increase is also in line with the revised point system assessment.

The increase in the number of assessed publications and revised points is documented in the following statistics:

RIV Assessment

Number of Assessed Publications

Total Revised Points

H10

3 597,57

101 707,54

H11

4 000,71

122 834,71

H12

5 204,53

153 671,43

H13

5 253,74

182 070,76

H14

5 473,99

188 253,63

H15

9 409,00

191 917,09

 

 

2nd Pillar – Confirmation of Excellence in Research

The authors from UP regularly participate in the most prestigious results in the national and international scales. In the Second Pillar 2015 evaluation of the results of research organizations in 2015, the Expert Panel marked symptom A (excellent), the following results (the most frequently used bibliometric indicators Impact Factor and Article Influence Score are in brackets). According to this evaluation, the results from the group of disciplines of physical and chemical sciences rank among the most frequently evaluated scientific research outputs. The research centres are significantly represented by the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM).

List of evaluated publications according to the Second Pillar

  1. Riley, Ke., Pitoňák, M., Jurečka, P., Hobza, P. Stabilization and Structure Calculations for Noncovalent Interactions in Extended Molecular Systems Based on Wave Function and Density Functional Theories Chemical Reviews, 2010, roč. 110, č. 9, s. 5023-5063, ISSN 0009-2665 (IF=33.033, AIS=12.480)
  2. Bartkiewicz, K., Lemr, K., Černoch, A., Soubusta, J., Miranowicz, A. Experimental Eavesdropping Based on Optimal Quantum Cloning. Physical Review Letters, 2013, roč. 110, č. 17, s. "173601-1"-"173601-5". ISSN 0031-9007 (IF=7.943, AIS=3.466)
  3. Bělohlávek, R., Vychodil, V. Discovery of optimal factors in binary data via a novel method of matrix decomposition. Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 2010, roč. 76, č. 1, s. 3-20. ISSN 0888-613X (IF=1.631; AIS=0.931)
  4. Němec, D. Concordat Agreements between the Holy See and the Post-Communist Countries (1990-2010). Leuven : Peeters Publishers, 2012, 544 s. ISBN 978-90-429-2519-9
  5. Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Hamal, P., Nožka, L. et al. Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 2012, roč. 716, č. 1, s. 1-29. ISSN 0370-2693 (IF=4.569, AIS=1.494)
  6. Bhattacharyya, T., Reifova, R., Gregorova, S., Simecek, P., Gergelits, V., Mistrík, M., Martincova, I., Pialek, J., Forejt, J. X Chromosome Control of Meiotic Chromosome Synapsis in Mouse Inter-Subspecific Hybrids. PLoS Genetics (online), 2014, roč. 10, č. 2, s. "e1004088-1"-"1004088-15". ISSN 1553-7404 (IF=8.167, AIS=4.179)
  7. Madsen, Ls., Usenko, V., Lassen, M., Filip, R., Andersen, Ul. Continuous variable quantum key distribution with modulated entangled states. Nature Communications, 2012, roč. 3, č. září, s. "1038-1"-"1038-6". ISSN 2041-1723 (IF=10.015, AIS=5.611)
  8. Stoklasa, B., Moťka, L., Řeháček, J., Hradil, Z., Sanchezz-Sotto, Ll. Wavefront sensing reveals optical coherence. Nature Communications, 2014, roč. 5, č. 3275, s. 1-7. ISSN 2041-1723 (IF=11.904, AIS=5.723)
  9. Maršálek, B., Jančula, D., Maršálková, E., Mašláň, M., Šafářová, K., Tuček, J., Zbořil, R. Multimodal Action and Selective Toxicity of Zerovalent Iron Nanoparticles against Cyanobacteria. Environmental Science & Technology, 2012, roč. 46, č. 4, s. 2316-2323. ISSN 0013-936X (IF=5.257, AIS=1.722)
  10. Roubec, M., Kuliha, M., Procházka, V., Krajča, J., Czerny, D., Jonszta, T., Krajina, A., Šaňák, D., Langová, K., Herzig, R., Školoudík, D. A Controlled Trial of Revascularization in Acute Stroke. Radiology, 2013, roč. 266, č. 3, s. 871-878. ISSN 0033-8419 (IF=6.214, AIS=2.242)
  11. Takáčová, S., Slany, R., Bartakova, J., Stranecky, V., Doležel, P., Lužná, P., Bártek, J., Divoký, V. DNA Damage Response and Inflammatory Signaling Limit the MLL-ENL-Induced Leukemogenesis In Vivo. Cancer Cell, 2012, roč. 21, č. 4, s. 517-531. ISSN 1535-6108 (IF=24.755, AIS=14.017)
  12. Georgakilas, V., Otyepka, M., Bourlinos, A., Chandra, V., Kim, N., Kemp, Kc., Hobza, P., Zbořil, R., Kim, Ks. Functionalization of Graphene: Covalent and Non-Covalent Approaches, Derivatives and Applications. Chemical Reviews, 2012, roč. 112, č. 11, s. 6156-6214. ISSN 0009-2665 (IF=40.197, AIS=14.361)

Web of Science and Scopus

One of the approaches in assessment of scientific work are scientometric indicators that monitor the volume of citations from selected scientific journals, articles, and authors. The most prominent global sources of information in the area of research and development are the databases Web of Science (WOS) and Scopus, containing data on articles, their authors, contents, citation index, and edition information.

Top 20 most cited disciplines according to WoS

Name

Rank

Web of Science Documents

Times Cited

% Docs Cited

% Documents in Top 10%

PHYSICS, PARTICLES & FIELDS

1

89

349

62.92

28.09

CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

2

76

203

46.05

19.74

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS

3

38

124

73.68

26.32

PHYSICS, NUCLEAR

4

20

90

75.0

40.0

CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL

5

36

66

61.11

19.44

MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

6

37

54

51.35

24.32

PLANT SCIENCES

6

69

54

37.68

10.14

NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY

8

18

41

77.78

27.78

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

9

61

40

32.79

6.56

PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

10

34

29

20.59

14.71

PHYSICS, ATOMIC, MOLECULAR & CHEMICAL

11

27

28

44.44

7.41

ECOLOGY

12

19

27

57.89

26.32

PHYSICS, APPLIED

13

18

26

55.56

22.22

GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

14

9

24

66.67

44.44

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

15

34

22

41.18

5.88

CELL BIOLOGY

16

21

21

38.1

19.05

ONCOLOGY

16

52

21

23.08

7.69

PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

16

18

21

44.44

16.67

OPTICS

19

28

20

39.29

7.14

AGRONOMY

20

9

19

55.56

33.33

Order of journals by to the number of cited arcticles according to WOS

SOURCE TITLE

European Physical Journal C

42

Journal Of High Energy Physics

27

Biomedical Papers

26

Physics Letters Section B Nuclear Elementary Particle And High Energy Physics

26

Physical Review A Atomic Molecular And Optical Physics

25

Scientific Reports

20

Physical Review D Particles Fields Gravitation And Cosmology

19

Acta Gymnica

15

Plos One

14

Fuzzy Sets And Systems

12

Twenty most cited authors according to the 2016 WOS Analysis

Rank

Web of Science Documents

Times Cited

% Docs Cited

% Documents in Top 1%

% Documents in Top 10%

Nozka, L.

1

115

472

63.48

5.22

23.48

Hrabovsky, M.

2

118

471

61.02

5.08

22.88

Chytka, L.

3

111

458

62.16

5.41

22.52

Kvita, J.

4

108

450

62.04

5.56

22.22

Hamal, P.

5

106

447

61.32

5.66

22.64

Zboril, Radek

6

55

289

69.09

9.09

34.55

Gawande, Manoj B.

7

11

94

81.82

18.18

54.55

Varma, Rajender S.

8

6

71

100.0

16.67

50.0

Bourlinos, Athanasios B.

9

2

67

100.0

50.0

100.0

Perman, Jason A.

10

2

64

100.0

50.0

100.0

 

Order of journals by to the number of cited articles according to Scopus

SOURCE TITLE

European Physical Journal C

42

Journal Of High Energy Physics

27

Biomedical Papers

26

Physics Letters Section B Nuclear Elementary Particle And High Energy Physics

26

Physical Review A Atomic Molecular And Optical Physics

25

Scientific Reports

20

Physical Review D Particles Fields Gravitation And Cosmology

19

Acta Gymnica

15

Plos One

14

Fuzzy Sets And Systems

12

Types of documents according to Scopus

DOCUMENT TYPE

Article

1073

Review

77

Article in Press

67

Conference Paper

52

Letter

11

Book Chapter

9

Editorial

8

Note

8

Erratum

6

Short Survey

1

Order of disciplines according to Scopus

SUBJECT AREA

Medicine

336

Physics and Astronomy

251

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

246

Chemistry

210

Agricultural and Biological Sciences

153

Engineering

116

Mathematics

111

Social Sciences

107

Computer Science

86

Materials Science

86

Environmental Science

76

Chemical Engineering

71

Health Professions

65

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics

62

Arts and Humanities

43

Earth and Planetary Sciences

39

Neuroscience

31

Multidisciplinary

30

Immunology and Microbiology

25

Nursing

24

Psychology

19

Energy

17

Decision Sciences

16

Dentistry

11

Economics, Econometrics and Finance

10

Business, Management and Accounting

9

Veterinary

6

Order by to the type of documents according to WoS

Type of document

Number of results

Article

932

Review

53

Proceeding Paper

99

Meeting Abstract

82

Editorial Material

12

Letter

9

Book Chapter

8

Book Review

2

Impact factor and AIS

Impact factor (IF) is on of the most important indicators of academic influence of a publication. The coefficient is published in the database Journal Citation Reports, whose producer is the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in the United States. The value is measured in the context of serial publications (journals) and is calculated and published annually.

The Article Influence Score (AIS) determines the average impact of articles of the given journal for the first five years after publishing. Score greater than 1.0 indicates the above-average of the article in the journal. This indicator replaces the previously used impact factor in modern metrics and is also used for bibliometric analysis of articles on the Web of Science under Method 17+.

The most prestigious publications by authors from Palacký University according to IF and AIS

Among the most prestigious international publications (according to the Impact Factor Magazine of this year, according to the Article Influence Score indicator), with the participation of the UP staff in 2016, are the results below. From these results, publishing activity in Chemical Reviews, which is one of the most important periodicals in its field, is strongly represented.

  1. Amarenco, P., Lavallée, P., Labreuche, J., Albers, G., Bornstein, N., Canhão, P., Caplan, L., Donnan, G., Ferro, J., Hennerici, M., Molina, C., Rothwell, P., Sissani, L., Školoudík, D., Steg, P., Touboul, P., Uchiyama, S., Vicaut, É. and Wong, L. (2016). One-Year Risk of Stroke after Transient Ischemic Attack or Minor Stroke. New England Journal of Medicine, 374(16), pp.1533-1542.(IF=59.56; AIS=25.71)
  2. Bulla, M., Valcu, M., Dokter, A., Dondua, A., Kosztolányi, A., Rutten, A., Helm, B., Sandercock, B., Casler, B., Ens, B., Spiegel, C., Hassell, C., Küpper, C., Minton, C., Burgas, D., Lank, D., Payer, D., Loktionov, E., Nol, E., Kwon, E., Smith, F., Gates, H., Vitnerová, H., Prüter, H., Johnson, J., St Clair, J., Lamarre, J., Rausch, J., Reneerkens, J., Conklin, J., Burger, J., Liebezeit, J., Bêty, J., Coleman, J., Figuerola, J., Hooijmeijer, J., Alves, J., Smith, J., Weidinger, K., Koivula, K., Gosbell, K., Exo, K., Niles, L., Koloski, L., McKinnon, L., Praus, L., Klaassen, M., Giroux, M., Sládeček, M., Boldenow, M., Goldstein, M., Šálek, M., Senner, N., Rönkä, N., Lecomte, N., Gilg, O., Vincze, O., Johnson, O., Smith, P., Woodard, P., Tomkovich, P., Battley, P., Bentzen, R., Lanctot, R., Porter, R., Saalfeld, S., Freeman, S., Brown, S., Yezerinac, S., Székely, T., Montalvo, T., Piersma, T., Loverti, V., Pakanen, V., Tijsen, W. and Kempenaers, B. (2016). Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds. Nature, 540(7631), pp.109-113. (IF=38,14; AIS=22.215)
  3. Sallis, J., Cerin, E., Conway, T., Adams, M., Frank, L., Pratt, M., Salvo, D., Schipperijn, J., Smith, G., Cain, K., Davey, R., Kerr, J., Lai, P., Mitáš, J., Reis, R., Sarmiento, O., Schofield, G., Troelsen, J., Van Dyck, D., De Bourdeaudhuij, I. and Owen, N. (2016). Physical activity in relation to urban environments in 14 cities worldwide: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet, 387(10034), pp.2207-2217. (IF=44; AIS=19.136)
  4. Gawande, M., Goswami, A., Felpin, F., Asefa, T., Huang, X., Silva, R., Zou, X., Zboril, R. and Varma, R. (2016). Cu and Cu-Based Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis. Chemical Reviews, 116(6), pp.3722-3811. (IF=37.37; AIS=15.257)
  5. Kolář, M. and Hobza, P. (2016). Computer Modeling of Halogen Bonds and Other σ-Hole Interactions. Chemical Reviews, 116(9), pp.5155-5187. (IF=37.37; AIS=15.257)
  6. Georgakilas, V., Tiwari, J., Kemp, K., Perman, J., Bourlinos, A., Kim, K. and Zboril, R. (2016). Noncovalent Functionalization of Graphene and Graphene Oxide for Energy Materials, Biosensing, Catalytic, and Biomedical Applications. Chemical Reviews, 116(9), pp.5464-5519. (IF=37.37; AIS=15.257)
  7. Řezáč, J. and Hobza, P. (2016). Benchmark Calculations of Interaction Energies in Noncovalent Complexes and Their Applications. Chemical Reviews, 116(9), pp.5038-5071. (IF=37.37; AIS=15.257)
  8. Ulbrich, K., Holá, K., Šubr, V., Bakandritsos, A., Tuček, J. and Zbořil, R. (2016). Targeted Drug Delivery with Polymers and Magnetic Nanoparticles: Covalent and Noncovalent Approaches, Release Control, and Clinical Studies. Chemical Reviews, 116(9), pp.5338-5431. (IF=37.37; AIS=15.257)
  9. Dubecký, M., Mitas, L. and Jurečka, P. (2016). Noncovalent Interactions by Quantum Monte Carlo. Chemical Reviews, 116(9), pp.5188-5215. (IF=37.37; AIS=15.257)
  10. Trouillas, P., Sancho-García, J., De Freitas, V., Gierschner, J., Otyepka, M. and Dangles, O. (2016). Stabilizing and Modulating Color by Copigmentation: Insights from Theory and Experiment. Chemical Reviews, 116(9), pp.4937-4982. (IF=37.37; AIS=15.257)
  11. Stephens, P., Mason, L., Green, R., Gregory, R., Sauer, J., Alison, J., Aunins, A., Brotons, L., Butchart, S., Campedelli, T., Chodkiewicz, T., Chylarecki, P., Crowe, O., Elts, J., Escandell, V., Foppen, R., Heldbjerg, H., Herrando, S., Husby, M., Jiguet, F., Lehikoinen, A., Lindstrom, A., Noble, D., Paquet, J., Reif, J., Sattler, T., Szep, T., Teufelbauer, N., Trautmann, S., van Strien, A., van Turnhout, C., Vorisek, P. and Willis, S. (2016). Consistent response of bird populations to climate change on two continents. Science, 352(6281), pp.84-87. (IF=34,66; AIS=18.018)

Hirsch index

The so-called h-index that measures the publication activity of individual authors or groups of authors is calculated from the number of citations from their works published in journals. On the basis of the database Web of Science, the h-index may be calculated for every single academic worker as well as entire institutions. At the present date, the h-index of Palacký University is 104.

Among Czech scientists today, the author with perhaps the highest h-index is the director of several prestigious research laboratories in Europe and one of the teams at the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine in Olomouc, Jiří Bártek - h-index 104. According to recent calculations of the h-index of UP scientists, he is followed by Pavel Hobza (h-index 91), Miroslav Strnad (46), Jaroslav Doležel (45), Vladimír Janout (40), Radek Zbořil (36), Jitka Ulrichová (34), Marián Hajdúch (31), Michal Otyepka (30) and Bohuslav Melichar (30).

(According to WoS as of June 8, 2015.)