Who am I?
name is Fereshteh Didegah, a PhD holder in Information Science and I am
crazy about my job as a researcher in Scientometrics and Almtetrics.
What was my PhD thesis about?
I did my PhD in Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, 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
Where have I worked so far?
am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Danish Centre for Studies in
Research & Research Policy, Aarhus University, Denmark. I worked at
University of Turku, Finland as a postdoctoral researcher for a year in a
project on the societal impact of open science. I started doing
research in Altmetrics in Finland and published a number of
conference/journal papers in this area.
my research interests?
research categories fall into two broad categories: Scientometrics and
Altmetrics. My main 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.
is a new field in
imetrics, only 6 years old now. I research different reasons why an
article is mentioned on altmetric platforms such as Twitter or Blogs.
My research interests in bibliometrics and scientometrics
- Citation reasons; citation motivations; citation theory.
- Different patterns of research collaboration.
- Research internationality.
- Research interdisciplinarity.
- Co-citation and bibliographich coupling analysis.
My research interests in altmetrics
- Differences between citations and new alternative metrics.
- Differences between various altmetric platfroms.
- Altmetric reasons and factors.
- Co-network analysis i.e. co-read and co-tweet networks.