Patent as an indicator of publication activity of VIAM
Within its scientific activities, VIAM carries out basic and applied researches, develops new materials and technologies, normative and technical documentation, organizes own low-tonnage production. In addition, the institute pays a particular attention to legal protection of intellectual activity results, because the patent and its practical implementation (commercialization) clearly show importance and effectiveness of scientific researches and developments. Thanks to efforts of the management and the staff, VIAM takes the deserved place in terms of this publication activity indicator.
It is remarkable that now there are no distinctions between a publication in a magazine (research paper) and a patent in the course of definition and calculation of publication activity indicators; that is, according to many scientists, incorrectly.
The patent is a security document certifying exclusive right, authorship and priority of the results of research, development, design, trial and technological works; it testifies possibility of commercialization of scientific knowledge.
NOTES TO THE TABLE
All organizations from the reference group are sorted as for an improvement of the corresponding indicator. The place of each organization in this sequence of organizations is shown by the orange index on linear scale.
Scales of indicators are divided into four equal zones, which are marked with different shades of the gray on the linear indicators. Presence of an index in the lightest zone means that VIAM is included into 25 % of the best organizations in this reference group in terms of this indicator.
RINTs domestic databases (Russian index of scientific citing) and SCIENCE INDEX for organizations submitted by the scientific electronic library were used for the publication activity analysis of different organizations.