In science, an important aspect of a scientist's development is his research interest in the direction in which he works. Often the problems studied by a scientist are formalized in his scientific work (article) with its subsequent publication. A scientific article is a logically stated justification of the problem through the application of scientific method of study. It can be both theoretical and practical, using empirical research.
Considering the platforms and scientific bases for research coverage, it is important to say that the choice before scientists is vast, from national journals to international platforms. But this article focuses on two platforms, namely:
Scopus is a relatively young base, founded in 2004, and in its short life it has not yielded to the earlier platforms in terms of authority and scope. The requirements for articles include an abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, and references. The finished article is indexed in the database within 3-8 months. Having published in Scopus a scientist acquires the status of an international researcher with an opportunity to be cited not only by domestic colleagues. The average volume of articles is 15-25 pages.
The VAK article consists of an introduction, including the statement of the problem, review of research and formation of the goals and objectives of the article; the main part, conclusions, and a list of references. When publishing a VAK article it is necessary to indicate the UDC number, as well as to provide an abstract of the article, translated into two languages. The volume of the article is 5-10 pages. The article is indexed for VAK for up to 3 months.
Thus, the publication of a scientific paper takes place for the purpose of familiarizing the scientific community with their own research and the results obtained. Comparing the article for VAK and Scopus important differences are the requirements for the design, the scale of coverage of the audience, the timing of indexing.
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