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


Upcoming talks 

Scholarly Metrics in Research Assessment     (panel discussion at the APS March Meeting) 

 Wednesday, March 6, 2019
 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
 Room 253A


Johan Bollen, Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

Title: "From scholarly metrics to self-organized, peer-to-peer science funding

Vincent Larivière, Associate Professor of Information Science, University of Montréal, Canada

Title: "Measuring research: What every physicist should know

Rashid Zia, Dean of the College, Brown University

Title: "Academia as a Public Profession: Opportunities and Challenges of Feedback from Public Data"

Moderator: Manolis Antonoyiannakis