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 1, 639 (2020)

Recent talks


How a Single Paper Affects the Impact Factor: Implications for Scholarly Publishing, Proceedings 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 dependent, M. Antonoyiannakis, Journal of Informetrics 12, 1072 (2018)

Metrics Toolkit

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