Manufacturing processes in the publishing industry have long gone digital. Today, it is natural that scientometric research and methods are almost entirely focused on the processing of data presented on the Internet. Provide the ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis by comparing key indicators of bibliometric, altrometric and publishing activities for scientific publications, authors and organizations. To address this problem, the database, in addition to bibliographic information about articles and links, should include current verified and normalized information and constantly update it. From this point of view, the level of quality of scientific publications is determined by a number of criteria put forward by modern publishing practice and international standards of scientific periodicals. The article analyzes the relevance of creating a national index of citing scientific articles in Uzbekistan, taking into account the experience of developed countries.