About me

I'm Fereshteh Didegah (PhD), a postdoctoral researcher at University of Turku, Finland. I did my PhD in Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group with Mike Thelwall in the UK. My thesis was in the area of Scientometrics and I used advanced statistical tests to model the reasons and factors why some articles are highly cited while some others remain uncited for a long time.

What are my research interests?

My research categories fall into two broad categories: Scientometrics and Altmetrics. My focus in both areas is on the motivations and reasons for citation counts and altmetric counts. I also like learning new advanced statistical models and using them in my research.

Now in my new project in Finland, I am working on a research project on the societal impact of science and getting more involved with Altmetric research. Altmetrics is a new field in imetrics, only 5 years old now. I research different reasons why an article is mentioned on altmetric platforms such as Twitter or Blogs.