Why bibliostatistics?

Bibliostatistics: Statistically minded bibliometrics

Bibliostatistics is an interdisciplinary field that results from the application of statistics and data science to scholarly publishing, peer review, and research assessment. 

Our aim is not simply to "count and report" on various quantities that can be measured, but to gain a deeper understanding of the metrics involved in research assessment: their properties, fundamental limitations, range of validity, proper use, etc. We believe that for this level of understanding, a solid foundation in statistics is essential. Combined with powerful data science tools, it can be very productive too. 

Recent papers 

Impact Factor volatility to a single paper: A comprehensive analysis, M. Antonoyiannakis, Quantitative Science Studies, (2020, accepted)

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

Impact Factor Volatility to a Single Paper: A Comprehensive Analysis of 11639 JournalsAPS March Meeting (Denver, CO, 2020): Friday March 6, 10:00-10:12 

Panel Discussion at APS March Meeting

Scholarly Metrics in Research  

 Wednesday, March 4, 2020
 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Room 201
 Colorado Convention Center (Denver, CO)


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

Metrics Toolkit

I am honored to join the 2020 Metrics Toolkit Editorial Board