A visualization of citation impact and bibliographic coupling relations between the top 30 imetricians (My recent research paper accepted for oral presentation at ISSI Conference, July 2015)

I'm Fereshteh Didegah (PhD), a postdoctoral researcher at University of Turku, Finland. I am currently working on a research project on the broad impact of open science and getting more involved with Altmetrics research. 

My PhD thesis was basically in the area of Scientometrics and had an interdisciplinary nature, focusing on the quantitative methods that help identify factors associating with high quality research publications in 22 different fields of science. The results of my thesis would help researchers from different disciplines to produce high impact research papers.

My research agenda focuses on quantitative methods in scientometrics and altmetrics areas. More specific areas of investigation are citation theory, modelling citation behaviour, social networks, and social media. I am interested in a research approach that employs innovative methodologies, new statistical procedures, up-to-dated scientometric and visualization tools, has an interdisciplinary nature, and is of paramount importance to the scientific and research policy makers in academic and research institutions.