Russian Index of Science Citation: Overview and Review

<div>At early 2016 the new index was launched on Web of Science platform — Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).</div><div>The database is free for all Web of Science subscribers except those from the former Soviet Union countries. This</div><div>database includes publications from 652 best Russian journals and is based on the data from Russian national</div><div>citation index — Russian Index of Science Citation (RISC). RISC was launched in 2005 but there is very limited</div><div>information about it available in English-language scholarly literature by now. The aim of this paper is to describe</div><div>the history, actual structure and user possibilities of RISC. We focus on the novel features of RISC which are</div><div>crucial to bibliometrics and unavailable in international citation indices.</div>