Modern methods for citation dynamics determination in scientific publications

This article presents some of the modern methods of citation research in scientific publications, objects of the scientific disciplines infometrics, bibliometrics, scientometrics, cybermetrics and webometrics.

Alternative systems for formal scientific activity evaluation effectiveness are explained, like the infometric indicators “impact factor”, “index of citation”, “h-index”, “g-index”, and “i-index.” Clarified is also the way of their calculation.

Some of the searching platform databases measuring citation in scientific texts are presented, like “Web of Knowledge”, “Scopus” and “Google Scholar.”

Reviewed is the question about the importance of electronic archive creation – with the results of universities’ scientific and research activity, as a way of popularization of their scientific production.