In the face of full-scale Russian aggression, the entire democratic world has united and supported Ukraine. The scientific community of our country also needs the full support and solidarity of the world scientific community. The maximum restriction to use information in the field of science and technology by the Russian Federation, its institutions and citizens will be an appropriate response to the use of tanks and missiles against our country. The Ministry of Education and Science appealed to Clarivate and Elsevier, which own the largest abstract bibliographic databases Web of Science and Scopus, to:
- completely suspend cooperation with the Russian Federation, deprive Russian institutions, as well as institutions established since 2014 in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, access to Web of Science, Scopus and all other electronic databases and tools owned by companies:
- to terminate cooperation with citizens of the Russian Federation who work in companies and their representative offices;
- to stop indexing with abstract, bibliographic databases of Web of Science and Scopus journals published by Russian institutions, as well as institutions operating in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine;
- to stop carrying out by the companies different trainings and other actions intended for scientists from the Russian Federation;
- to cease the existence of the Russian Index of Scientific Citation (RSCI) as a separate index of the Web of Science platform.
“These measures are completely justified and logical, taking into account that Russian science is used by their authorities for aggressive purposes, for criminal propaganda, and also works to strengthen the military-industrial potential of a state that openly threatens the world with nuclear weapons,” said the Deputy Minister for European Integration Alexey Shkuratov.