Friday, 31 March 2023 to Sunday, 2 April 2023

Publications in Russian Literature over 1990-2020: Authors, Topics and Figures

Fri31  Mar04:30pm(15 mins)
Gilbert Scott Room 356


Angelika Tsivinskaya1
1 Center for Institutional Analysis of Science & Edu, Russian Federation


We collected data from Web of Science over the 1990-2020 period to see how publications changed in Russian literature. Our dataset for analysis contains around 3000 papers. A majority of papers are written by single authors. Over a third of papers are written by researchers affiliated with organisations in the USA, however, over the recent decade, the diversity of countries grew. The most mentioned figures in titles for papers in Slavic journals are Pushkin, Nabokov, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Pasternak, Gogol and Tolstoy. The top journals are Europe-Asian Studies, Russian Review and Slavic Review in area studies whereas more disciplinary journals are Russian Literature, Russian Studies in Literature and Essays in Poetics. In general, disciplinary journals are less popular but gained more publications over the years. Usually, authors in those journals strive for comparative studies and mentioned the names of figures in their titles fewer times. This study can help to understand what are the trends and changes in the field of Russian literature. Overall publications became more diverse in terms of authors' backgrounds, journals and topics in observed time period.