WEB OF SCIENCE ДЛЯ УЧЕНЫХ ГУМАНИТАРНЫХ СПЕЦИАЛЬНОСТЕЙ
Grigoriy Konson’s interview with Valentin Bogorov, Head of Clarivate Educational Programs Department, covers the topical subject of presenting scientific information on the Web of Science international platform, which is produced by the Clarivate. Based on the history of this scientific citation database, the company’s representative shows its global scale, the abso-lute need and importance in the scientific world; he also reveals the structure of the Web of Science, which is based on the key scientific citation database—Web of Science Core Collection, containing archives of scientific journals and information about all publications that are indexed in the database. Bogorov pays special attention to the position of Russian scientific journals, noting not only the rapid growth in the representation of the Russian STEM disciplines, but also the in-crease in the number of publications on social and human sciences indexed in the Web of Science. A new information tool, which is considered separately, is a network of regional scientific databases: they are characterized by fresh, more democratic attitude towards the selection of scientific journals. The “open access” revolution allows readers to study academic periodicals in full-text mode, which indicates a gradual blurring of the boundaries between abstract and full-text databases. At the same time, the explosive growth in the number of scientific articles passes particular value to information quality filters and navigation systems. It is this role that the Web of Science is meant to play.