Kayvan Kousha

Research Fellow
School of Technology

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton, UK

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Kayvan Kousha is research fellow in the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is also member of Elsevier’s Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board. His current research includes web citation analysis and online scholarly impact assessment using Web-based quantitative and qualitative research methods. He proposed the Integrated Online Impact (IOI) to capture impact indictors from broader types of online sources including Google, Google Scholar, Google Books citations as well as automatic analyses of online syllabuses (education / teaching impact) and PowerPoint presentation files as source of evidence for informal impact. Moreover, the Image Identification Technology (IIT) was used to assess the intellectual impact or value of scholarly pictures.

Selected key publications:

Kousha, K., Thelwall. M & Abdoli, M.  (in press, 2012). The  role of online videos in research communication: A  content analysis of YouTube videos cited in academic publications,
Journal of the American Society of Information Science and  Technology,

Kousha, K, Thelwall. M & Rezaie, S. (2011). Assessing the Citation Impact of Books: The Role of Google Books, Google Scholar and Scopus, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 62(11), 2147-2164.

Kousha, K, Thelwall. M. & Rezaie, S. (2010). Using the Web for Research Evaluation: The Integrated Online Impact Indicator, Journal of Informetrics, 4(1), 124-135.

Kousha, K, Thelwall. M & Rezaie, S. (2010). Can the Impact of Scholarly Images Be Assessed? Exploratory Study Using Image Identification Search Technology, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 61(9), 1734-1744

Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M. (2009). Google Book Search: Citation Analysis for Social Science and the Humanities, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 60(8), 1537-1549.

Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M. (2008). Assessing the Impact of Research on Teaching: An Automatic Analysis of Online Syllabuses in Science and Social Sciences, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 59(13), 2060–2069.

Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M. (2007). Google Scholar Citations and Google Web/URL Citations: A Multi-Discipline Exploratory Analysis. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 58(7), 1055-1065.

Kousha, K. & Thelwall, M. (2007). Sources of Google Scholar citations outside the Science Citation Index: a comparison between four science disciplines, Scientometrics, 74(2), 273-294.

Thelwall. M. & Kousha, K. (2008). Online Presentations as a Source of Scientific Impact?: An Analysis of PowerPoint Files Citing Academic Journals. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 59(5), 805 – 815.

Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M. (2007). The Web Impact of Open Access Social Science Research,Library and Information Science Research, 29 (4), 495–507.

Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M. (2007). How is Science Cited on the Web? A Classification of Google Unique Web CitationsJournal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 58 (11), 1631-1644.

Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M. (2006). Motivations for URL citations to open access library and information science articlesScientometrics, 68 (3), 50-517.

Publications

Kousha, Kayvan and Mike Thelwall. 2014. "(in press) An automatic method for extracting citations from Google Books." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Kousha, Kayvan and Mike Thelwall. 2014. "(in press) Disseminating Research with Web CV Hyperlinks." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Kousha, Kayvan and Mike Thelwall. 2014. "Web impact metrics for research assessment." In Beyond Bibliometrics: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact, edited by Blaise Cronin and Cassidy Sugimoto, MIT Press.

Más-Bleda, Amalia, Mike Thelwall, Kayvan Kousha, and Isidro Aguillo. 2014. "Successful researchers publicizing research online: An outlink analysis of European highly cited scientists' personal websites." Journal of Documentation, 70 (1): 148-172.

Thelwall, Mike and Kayvan Kousha. 2014. "(in press) ResearchGate: Disseminating, communicating and measuring scholarship?" Journal of the Associationfor Information Science and Technology.

Thelwall, Mike and Kayvan Kousha. 2014. "Academia.edu: Social network or Academic Network?" Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65 (4): 721-731.

Kousha, Kayvan and Mike Thelwall. 2013. "Evaluating the Web Research Dissemination of EU Academics: A Multi-Discipline Outlink Analysis of Online CVs." Proceedings of the 14th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference.

Mas Bleda, Amalia, Mike Thelwall, Kayvan Kousha, and Isidro Aguillo. 2013. "(in press) Successful researchers publicizing research online: An outlink analysis of European highly cited scientists' personal websites." Journal of Documentation.

Más-Bleda, Amalia, Mike Thelwall, Kayvan Kousha, and Isidro Aguillo. 2013. "European highly cited scientists’ presence in the social web." Proceedings of the 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, 1966-1969.

Thelwall, Mike and Kayvan Kousha. 2013. "(in press) Academia.edu: Social network or academic network?" Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Kousha, Kayvan and Mike Thelwall. 2012. "Motivations for Citing YouTube Videos in the Academic Publications: A Contextual Analysis." Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators.

Kousha, Kayvan and Mike Thelwall. 2012. "The role of online videos in research communication: A content analysis of YouTube videos cited in academic publications." Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 63 (9): 1710.

Presentations

Kousha, Kayvan and Mike Thelwall. 2013. "Evaluating the Web research Dissemination of EU Academics: A Multi-Discipline Outlink Analysis of Online CVs." Paper presented at 14th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference (ISSI). 2013 July 15-19. Vienna (AUT).

Mas Bleda, Amalia, Mike Thelwall, Kayvan Kousha, and Isidro Aguillo. 2013. "European Highly Cited Scientists' Presence in the Social Web." Paper presented at 14th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference (ISSI). 2013 July 15-19. Vienna (AUT).