What is bibliostatistics?

Bibliostatistics is an interdisciplinary field that results from the application of data science to bibliographic and bibliometrics research. In this sense it transcends traditional bibliometrics by engaging a broader range of tools (statistics, data and text mining, analytics, etc.) towards a deeper understanding of various aspects of scientific publishing and research assessment. 

One goal is to use bibliostatistics to study citation impact, both from a fundamental and applied perspective. For example, what is the nature of the Journal Impact Factor, what are its properties, constraints and limitations?


Recently published

Impact Factor volatility to a single paper: A comprehensive analysis of 11639 journalsM. Antonoyiannakis (under review)

How a Single Paper Affects the Impact Factor: Implications for Scholarly PublishingProceedings of the 17th Conference of the International Society on Scientometrics & Informetrics, vol. II, 2306-2313 (2019)

Impact Factors and the Central Limit Theorem: Why citation averages are scale dependentM. Antonoyiannakis, Journal of Informetrics 12, 1072 (2018)


Upcoming talks  

Scholarly Metrics in Research     

(panel discussion at the APS March Meeting) 

 Wednesday, March 4, 2020
 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
 Colorado Convention Center (Denver)
 Room TBA


Diana HicksProfessor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Paula StephanProfessor of Economics, Georgia State University

Jevin WestAssociate Professor in the Information School, and Director of the Center for an Informed Public, Washington University


Organizer & Moderator: Manolis Antonoyiannakis