CEON/CEES Working paper on the bibliometric analysis of MI SASA for 2016 by P. Šipka published
It describes the previous history of conducting this kind of analyses in Serbia and the circumstances under which the analysis for 2016 was entrusted to the present contractor. Furthermore, the applied methodology, the obtained results, and their main consequences for the assessed journals are evaluated.
The report is rated extremely unfavourably. BA MI SANU is not usable for the purposes it is intended for. The explanation for the failure is found in the crude simplification of the previously used (and still effective in JBR) journal evaluation methodology verified by the Ministry.
It is demonstrated that the consequences of the applied methodology for journal categorization are numerous and serious. Especially affected are the journals assigned to category M24 – National journal of international importance.
Keeping in mind the unjustifiably high price paid for the service to the contractor by the Ministry, the issue of responsibility for investing in such a major professional and scientific failure is raised.