I.V. Petrescu-Mag

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SCIENTOMETRICS AND RELEVANT BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABASES IN THE FIELD OF AQUACULTURE

I.V. Petrescu-Mag, I.G. Oroian

Abstract
An inventory of the world's most important aquacultural and piscicultural (including aquatic biology and water sciences) databases, relevant for authors, editors and librarians, is presented in this synthesis. ISI Web of Knowledge and Scopus Elsevier continue to rule in scientometrics and establish the global academic ranking. However, Google Academic is growing fast as a serious competitor. We discuss also on the important error observed among Romanian academics in terms of understanding of what ISI Web of Knowledge really means. According to Thomson Reuters, an ISI indexed journal is an academic serial indexed in WoK and/or Master Journal List. According to Romanian legislation, an ISI indexed journal equals to journal indexed in Web of Science. The confusion derives from the overlapping of WoK with WoS in Romania due to Romanian partial subscription (by ANELIS Program) to Thomson for WoS only (excluding satellite databases present in WoK, e.g. CABI, Zoological Record, Biosis, due to the lack of funds needed for WoK full option). In fact ISI Web of Knowledge is much larger than WoS.

Key words: aquaculture, bibliographic databases, scientometrics, impact