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ANR-Lab employee and MASNA student Alina Arslanova became the NIRS 2021 competition laureate

Congratulations to Alina Arslanova and her research advisor Valentina Kuskova on winning the NIRS competition in the nomination "Best research paper in sociology for graduate students and graduates of 2021".

ANR-Lab employee and MASNA student Alina Arslanova became the NIRS 2021 competition laureate

Alina Arslanova, a research assistant at ANR-Lab and a 1st-year student of the MASNA master's program, became a laureate of the NIRS competition in the nomination "Best research paper in sociology for graduate students and graduates of 2021" with the topic "What Determines Scientific Impact? Comparison of Two Citation-based Approaches". The work was prepared under the scientific guidance of the head of ANR-Lab, Valentina Kuskova.

Scientific impact is the basis of academic capital, so its determinants are constantly focused on scientific attention. Unfortunately, a major part of the research that has been published to date has some important limitations. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify factors that affect the impact generated as a result of a single research publication. Using the theoretical optics of the sociology of science as a conceptual framework, we explore the effect of a range of manuscript, author, and journal-related attributes on scientific impact as measured by two indicators alternative to citation count. The first indicator of impact is equivalent to the number of citations; it describes the "visible" way of diffusion of scientific ideas or the so-called "direct" impact of a paper on the documents that cite it. The second indicator, in addition, reflects the "hidden" path of dissemination of scientific knowledge, or "indirect" impact and is expressed in the number of explicit and implicit citations (by the term "implicit," we imply the use of ideas without a direct reference to its author, but with the possibility of identifying the source through a chain of citations).

The student research paper competition (NIRS) has been held at the Higher School of Economics since 2003. The competition is held in 24 thematic areas, and special subject commissions evaluate works. Since 2018, students from Russian and foreign universities can participate in the competition, making it an international competition.

We congratulate Alina Arslanova and her scientific advisor Valentina Kuskova on the honorable achievement and wish them new scientific success!