According to data from Web of Science, one of the largest scientific databases in the world, Georgian scientists and research publications have the highest citation index among post-Soviet countries, which is a major international success of Georgian scientists and confirms the high level of their research, the validity and high competitiveness of scientific papers.
Citation index - is the evaluation of a researcher's scientific productivity, topicality, and influence, calculated based on the number of citations of one scientist and the number of citations in the works of another scientist.
It was the first time that the citation rate of Georgian science was so high, as confirmed by statistics published by one of the world's leading scientific databases. The database contains 6112 publications from Georgia and the citation rate is 20. 69. These data confirm that the quality of Georgian science studies is very high.
This achievement of Georgian science, a high indicator of scientific productivity, is the result of ongoing state-oriented policy changes in education and science; It is noteworthy that one of the requirements for scientists winning the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Georgia Grant Competitions is the publication of publications in high-ranking scientific journals.