Judit Bar-Ilan

Professor of Information Science
Faculty of Humanities, Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

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Prof. Judit Bar-Ilan is head of department and associate professor at the Department of Information Science of Bar-Ilan University. She received her PhD in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and started her research in information science in the mid-1990s. Her areas of interest include: information retrieval, informetrics, Internet research, information behavior and usability. She has published extensively in webometrics and bibliometrics, and carried out both qualitative and quantitative studies on the Web. She is an editorial board member of several major information science journals and serves and served as a program committee member on major information science and web science conferences. She is also a member of the board of ISSI, the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. She is program co- chair of the 13th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics to be held in 2011. Prof. Bar-Ilan will head the team of researchers at Bar-Ilan working on the project. Her expertise in link and blog analysis, in information retrieval using Web search engines, and in bibliometric indicators will contribute to the success of the project.

Selected key publications

Bar-Ilan, J. 2001. Data collection methods on the Web for informetric purposes - A review and analysis. Scientometrics, 50(1), 7-32.

Bar-Ilan, J. 2005. What do we know about links and linking? A framework for studying links in academic environments. Information Processing and Management, 41(4), 973-986.

Bar-Ilan, J. 2005. Information hub blogs. Journal of Information Science, 31(4), 297-307.

Bar-Ilan, J. 2005. Expectations versus reality – Search engine features needed for Web research at mid 2005, Cybermetrics, 9 (2005), paper 2. Available: http://www.cindoc.csic.es/cybermetrics/articles/v9i1p2.html

Bar-Ilan, J. 2008. Informetrics at the beginning of the 21st century – A review. Journal of Informetrics, 2(1), 1-52.

Bar-Ilan, J. 2008. Which h-index? - A comparison of WoS, Scopus and Google Scholar. Scientometrics, 74(2), 257-271.

Bar-Ilan, J. 2009. A closer look at the sources of informetric research. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, (2009) 1- 9.

Bar-Ilan , J. (ed) 2009. Virtual issue of the Journal of the American Society on Information Science and Technology on Bibliometrics. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-380979.html

 

Publications

Bar-Ilan, Judit, Hadas Shema, and Mike Thelwall. 2014. "Bibliographic references in Web 2.0." In Beyond Bibliometrics: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact, edited by Blaise Cronin and Cassidy Sugimoto, MIT Press.

Haustein, Stefanie, Isabella Peters, Judit Bar-Ilan, Jason Priem, Hadas Shema, and Jens Terliesner. 2014. "Coverage and adoption of altmetrics sources in the bibliometric community." Scientometrics, 1-19.

Shema, Hadas, Judit Bar-Ilan, and Mike Thelwall. 2014. "(in press) How is research blogged? A content analysis approach." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Shema, Hadas, Judit Bar-Ilan, and Mike Thelwall. 2014. "Do blog citations correlate with a higher number of future citations? Research blogs as a potential source for alternative metrics." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65 (5): 1018-1027.

Bar-Ilan, Judit. 2013. "Astrophysics publications on arXiv, Scopus and Mendeley: a case study." Scientometrics, 1-9.

Bar-Ilan, Judit, Stefanie Houstein, Isabella Peters, Jason Priem, Hadas Shema, and Jens Terliesner. 2012. "Beyond citations: Scholars’ visibility on the social Web." Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, 98-109.

Bar-Ilan, Judit. 2012. "Jasist 2001–2010." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 38 (6): 24-28.

Shema, Hadas, Judit Bar-Ilan, and Mike Thelwall. 2012. "Research blogs and the discussion of scholarly information." PLoS ONE, 7 (5).

Shema, Hadas, Judit Bar-Ilan, and Mike Thelwall. 2012. "Self-citation of bloggers in the science blogosphere." In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science and the Internet (CoSci12), edited by Tokar, Düsseldorf University Press.

Presentations

Bar-Ilan, Judit, Stefanie Houstein, Isabella Peters, Jason Priem, Hadas Shema, and Jens Terliesner. 2012. "Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web." Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI). 2012 September 5-8. Montreal, Quebec (CAN) .

Bar-Ilan, Judit, Hadas Shema, and Mike Thelwall. 2012. "Discussing Research with the Public in the Blogosphere." Paper presented at Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights. 2012 March 12. University of Oxford (GBR).

Bar-Ilan, Judit. 2012. "JASIST@mendeley." Paper presented at Altmetrics12 Workshop, ACM Web Science Conference 2012 Workshop. 2012 June 21. Evanston, IL (USA).

Shema, Hadas and Judit Bar-Ilan. 2011. "Characteristics of Researchblogging.org Science Blogs and Bloggers." Paper presented at AltMetrics Workshop, ACM Web Sci '11, 3rd International Conference on Web Science. 2011 June 14. Koblenz (GER) .

Wouters, Paul, Isidro Aguillo, Judit Bar-Ilan, Frank Havemann, Hildrun Kretschmer, Ülle Must, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Mike Thelwall. 2011. "Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms (ACUMEN)." Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). 2011 November 2. Cleveland, OH (USA).