THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS' EVALUATION OF THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Dear Sirs,

On behalf of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education we would like to inform you that in accordance with the regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 13th July 2012 on criteria and procedure of assigning scientific categories to scientific units (Journal of Laws item 877 and of 2013 item 191) the evaluation process for 2012 has started. The aim of the evaluation process is to assign points to scientific journals which translates into points for scientific articles they publish.

Please find below the most important information, documents and links concerning this year’s evaluation process of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

In the evaluation process conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education the journals which do not have the Impact Factor (IF) for 2012 are asked to fill in an online questionnaire. The questionnaire should be filled in and submitted online by 15th July 2013.
IMPORTANT - questionnaires submitted after this date will not be included in the evaluation process.

The parametric evaluation of the scientific journals is especially important due to the fact that points for the scientific publications in the journals evaluated by the Ministry are relevant aspect of the evaluation of scientific units conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Journals with the Impact Factor (IF) are also encouraged to submit the questionnaire as it will provide an update of the information on journals which Polish scientists publish in. We encourage both Polish and foreign journals to take part in the evaluation process

Important dates:
5th June 2013. (Wednesday) - The questionnaire is active.
15th July 2013. (Monday) - Deadline for submission of online questionnaires .

Information on the evaluation process of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
For details on the evaluation process please contact the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Contact person:
Ms. Monika Kopka
E-mail: monika.kopka@nauka.gov.pl

For technical support please contact the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modeling.
E-mail: helpdesk@pbn.icm.edu.pl

Documents to download:
- The announcement of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on criteria and evaluation procedure of the scientific journals.
- The regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 13th July 2012 on criteria and procedure of assigning scientific categories to scientific units (Journal of Laws item 877 and of 2013 item 191).
- The Act on the Principles of Financing Science.
- FAQ English version.

Important links:
The online questionnaire:
https://pbn.nauka.gov.pl/
The announcement of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, full text:
http://www.nauka.gov.pl/nauka/nauka/artykul/informacja-na-temat-ewaluacji-czasopism-naukowych-w-2013-roku/

Should you have any questions the Index Copernicus Team is at your disposal.
Małgorzata Łada
Tel.: +48 508 040 688
E-mail: malgorzata.lada@indexcopernicus.com