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Title: EU-EAEU dilemma of Armenia: Does science support politics?

Author:

Sargsyan S.A.

Type:

article

Co-author(s) :

Maisano D.A. ; Mirzoyan A.R. ; Manukyan A.A. ; Gzoyan E.G.

Abstract:

On January 1, 2015, the Republic of Armenia joined the (Russian-led) Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and actually refrained from entering into the alternative Association Agreement with the European Union (EU). Nevertheless, despite the prevalence of historic ties with the scientific community of the EAEU member-states and some push towards that direction, Armenian researchers demonstrate a certain scientific autonomy, which is expressed in numerous international scientific collaborations with researchers from many European countries. This paper proposes a bibliometric analysis of the international scientific collaboration between (i) Armenia and EU countries, and (ii) Armenia and EAEU countries, based on the papers indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection database and the Russian Science Citation Index database. Results indicate that the international collaboration with researchers from countries of both blocks gradually grows, displaying similarities and differences. Globally, Armenian researchers seem to collaborate more with researchers from EU countries rather than EAEU countries. Despite this, individual collaborations with Russia continue to prevail over those with other individual European countries, primarily Germany. Finally, it has been noted that “megaprojects” significantly influence the scientific collaborations between Armenian and foreign researchers.

Publisher:

Springer

Date submitted:

22.07.2019

Date of publication:

25.01.2020

Identifier:

oai:noad.sci.am:136090

DOI:

10.1007/s11192-019-03337-z

Language:

English

Journal or Publication Title:

Scientometrics

Volume:

122

URL:


Additional Information:

This work was made possible by a research Grant (soc-4767) from the Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF), based in New York, USA.

Affiliation:

Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia ; Department of Management and Production Engineering (DIGEP), Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Time period:

2020

References:

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Scopus ; Social Science Citation Index

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