Mike Thelwall

Professor of Information Science
School of Technology
University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton, UK

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Mike Thelwall is Professor of Information Science in the School of Technology at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, where he leads the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group. He was previously Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, which he joined in 1989. His PhD was in Pure Mathematics at the University of Lancaster, UK. His current research includes identifying and analysing web phenomena using quantitative-lead research methods. He has developed a wide range of tools for gathering and analysing web data, including a research web crawler and software for statistical and topological analyses of site structures (through links) and site content (through text). He has developed methods for the automatic gathering of blog postings and analysis of Twitter text using sentiment analysis as well as data mining methods for social network sites. His total list of 255 publications includes 152 refereed journal articles and two books, and he sits on nine editorial boards. He is a former member of the EU funded WISER and CREEN projects, and is a current member of CyberEmotions.

Selected key publications:

Kousha, K., M. Thelwall and S. Rezaie, S. 2010. Using the Web for research evaluation: The Integrated Online Impact indicator. Journal of Informetrics, 4 (1), 124-135.

Thelwall, M. 2009. MySpace comments. Online Information Review, 33 (1), 58-76.

Kousha, K. and M. Thelwall. 2008. Assessing the impact of disciplinary research on teaching: An automatic analysis of online syllabuses. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (13), 2060-2069.

Thelwall, M. 2008. How are social network sites embedded in the web? An exploratory link analysis. Cybermetrics. 12 (1), paper 1.

Thelwall, M. P. Wouters and J. Fry. 2008. Information-Centred Research for large-scale analysis of new information sources. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (9), 1523-1527.

Thelwall, M. 2008. Quantitative comparisons of search engine results. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (11), 1702-1710.

Thelwall, M. and K. Kousha. 2008. Online presentations as a source of scientific impact?: An analysis of PowerPoint files citing academic journals. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (5), 805 – 815.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wilkinson, David and Mike Thelwall. 2013. "(in press) Search markets and search results: The case of Bing." Library and Information Science Research.

Wilkinson, David and Mike Thelwall. 2013. "Search markets and search results: The case of Bing." Library & Information Science Research, 35 (4): 318-325.

Wilkinson, David, Pardeep Sud, and Mike Thelwall. 2013. "Substance without citation: Evaluating the online impact of grey literature." Scientometrics.

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.

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.

Thelwall, Mike, Pardeep Sud, and Farida Vis. 2012. "Commenting on YouTube videos: From guatemalan rock to El Big Bang." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63 (3): 616.

Thelwall, Mike, Pardeep Sud, and David Wilkinson. 2012. "Link and co-inlink network diagrams with URL citations or title mentions." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63 (4): 805.

Thelwall, Mike. 2012. "Assessing the impact of online academic videos." In Social Information Research, edited by Gunilla Widén and Kim Holmberg, 195-213. Emerald Group Pub Limited.

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).

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).

Didegah, F. and Mike Thelwall. 2012. "Predictive Indicators of Research Citation Impact in S&T Fields: A Case Study of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology." Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI). 2012 September 5-8. Montreal, Quebec (CAN).

Thelwall, Mike. 2012. "Keynote - Webometrics: The Evolution of a Digital Social Science Research Field." Paper presented at Oii Symposium - Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights. 2012 March 12. University of Oxford (GBR).

Thelwall, Mike. 2011. "Keynote - Evaluating Online Evidence of Research Impact." 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).