Mgr. et Mgr. Stanislav Hasil
faculty guarantor for RIV
|+420 549 49 5306
Publishing in the humanities has its specifics. For academics and doctoral students, we offer clear information on selected topics and a range of services that will make the publication of research results easier. Do not hesitate to contact us also with questions in areas not listed here.
The library coordinates and facilitates the collection of publication records for the national Information Register of R&D results (RIV) for the entire MU Faculty of Arts. If you have a question about reporting records or another agenda related to RIV, please contact your faculty guarantor or write to us.
Data on results generated at MU are transferred to the Information Register of R&D results in bulk for the entire university at set dates. The Publications application in the MU Information System is used to record the results of scholarly activities. The individual results are entered into the application by the authors themselves. Each academic department has its guarantor who controls the results. Faculty RIV guarantor is in charge of the final review, training and support agenda.
Records submitted to RIV must comply with the formal rules defined by the R&D&I Council (RVVI). If the results reported are incorrect, false or incomplete, they may be excluded from the evaluation, or evaluated negatively.
by January of the year of collection
February to March
beginning of April
August to September
Author identifiers are used to uniquely identify the authorship of publication results. They are
part of the applications of some grant and project agencies (e.g., GAČR), they facilitate the
monitoring of an author’s publishing activities and are used by some publishers and
repositories. We offer an overview of the most common identifiers and will be pleased to help
you with creating them.
Scopus Author ID
Manner of ID generation
Matching of publications with ID
Supported platforms for matching results
different (WoS, Scopus, arXiv, etc.)
only Web of Science
Prerequisite for assigning an identifier
at least one record in WoS
at least two records in Scopus
The option to create an author’s portfolio
Predatory journals use the open access model and publish articles for a fee. They usually have insufficient review procedures, fictional editorial boards as well as other attributes to give them apparent credibility. If you are not sure whether you have come across a predator, contact us.
Alphabetical list of terms associated with scientific publishing.
|AHCI (Arts and Humanities Citation Index)
|Part of WoS, encompasses more than 1 800 journals from 28 disciplines of humanities. They are not divided into Deciles and Quartiles.
|APC (Article Processing Charge)
|Charges the author of an article for publishing in an OA journal using the Gold OA mode. The charge pays for peer review, language check and editing.
|The result indexed in a bibliometric database (usually WoS and Scopus, but others may be included). Most often these are articles in professional journals or papers in conference proceedings.
|Citations / Cited by
|Number/list of other publications that cite the publication.
|Journal impact indicator in the SCOPUS database. It is calculated by dividing the number of citations in a given year by the number of articles in the three preceding years. In general, the higher, the better.
|The first decile. To publish in D1 means that the article is in the best 10 % of journals in the given academic area in WoS or SCOPUS.
|DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
|Online directory enabling search for journals in the Open Access mode. Encompasses information about more than 17 000 journals for which it evaluates the APC cost and licence in use. Open DOAJ.
|The calculation of "prestige" of a journal based on what other journals cite it.
|ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
|European database of journals of social sciences and humanities. The main goal is to make the search for relevant HSS journals easier for European researchers. They are not divided into Deciles and Quartiles.
|ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index)
|Includes over 7 800 journals from all scientific disciplines. They are not divided into Deciles and Quartiles.
|One of the possible ways of publishing in the Open Access mode. Gold Open Access articles are freely available to everyone usually online). Journals publishing in the Gold Open Access mode may require APC. Diamond or Platinum OA do not require APC.
|Form of Open Access publishing. The author publishes the article themselves for example through a repository and by doing so provides free access to the article. Before publication, the author needs to learn about the rules set by the publisher through which they find out whether the publication is allowed.
|Hirsch index. A number assessing the author's publication activity. It is calculated as the number of publications (n) that have n or more citations. For example, an h-index of 5 means that the author has five articles that have at least five citations.
|JIF (Journal Impact Factor)
|Indicator of influence of journals in SSCI and SCIE WoS. It is calculated by dividing the total number of citations of the journal for a given period by the number of citations from the same period. In general, the higher, the better.
|Module 1 of the national assessment: Quality of selected scientific results. Each institution nominates a certain number of bibliometric and non-bibliometric results, the quality of which is then assessed by a panel of evaluators.
|Methodology of a national evaluation of research organisations and evaluation of programmes of special purpose support, research, development and innovation in the Czech Republic. It is divided into five Modules (M1—M5).
|A scientific result that is not recorded in a bibliometric database. This is most often used to refer to scholarly books and chapters in scholarly books, but it can also refer to various application results, textbooks, articles in non-indexed scholarly journals, etc.
|Part of Open Science. Publishing in such a way that anyone can access the results of scientific research for free (usually through internet access). Can be provided in more ways – gold or green Open Access.
|The aim of Open Science is to make science accessible to everyone. There are many different approaches to practising this idea.
|ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
|Open Researcher and Contributor ID. Author identifier compatible with IS MU, ISVaVaI, WoS, SCOPUS, often required by various publishers. Operated by an independent non-profit organization.
|A magazine that, using unfair practices, makes money from its publishing authors.
|Q1, 2, 3, 4
|Quartile. To publish in Q1 means that the article is in the best 25 % of journals in the given academic area in WoS or SCOPUS. Subsequently, Q2 marks journals ranging between 26 – 50 %, Q3 51 – 75 % and Q4 76 – 100 %.
|Number/list of other publications cited by the publication.
|Author identifier used in WoS, Publons and other associated tools.
|RIV (Results Information Register, RIR)
|Database collecting results of research, development and innovation in CZ. The register should collect all information about results supported by public money. Open the register.
|Results Information Register points. Previously used evaluation methodology to rate scientific works in CZ. Not in use anymore.
|SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded)
|Part of WoS, encompasses more than 9 200 journals from 178 scientific fields, mostly from natural sciences. It is divided into (the first) Decile and Quartiles.
|Scopus Author ID
|Author identifier used in the SCOPUS database and associated tools.
|Citation database owned by Elsevier publishing. Covers mainly scientific production of western Europe. Open Scopus.
|SSCI (Social Sciences Citation Index)
|Part of WoS, includes over 3 400 journals from 58 areas of social sciences. It is divided into D and Q; it may consist of humanities journals.
|An abbreviation used in CZ for Science, Research and Innovation Council or also Research, Development and Innovation, or another combination of these terms. This term is commonly used in documents from the RVVI (the Government Council for Research, Development and Innovation, headed by the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation).
|WoS (Web of Science)
|Citation database owned by Clarivate. Covers mainly scientific production of North America and selected Asian regions. Open Web of Science.