About me

Stefanie Haustein about

I am excited to be joining the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa this summer!

 

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in bibliometrics at the Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication at the University of Montreal. My research focuses on scholarly communication, bibliometrics, altmetrics and open science and analyzes the role of social media in academia. I am co-director of the #ScholCommLab, associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST) and researcher at the Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication, Université de Montréal and the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST), Université de Québec à Montréal.

 

I hold a Master’s degree in history, American linguistics and literature and information science and a PhD in information science from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. Previously I have worked as a research analyst at Science-Metrix in Montreal, Canada and in the bibliometrics team at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.

Selected Publications

Haustein, S., (2016). Grand challenges in altmetrics: heterogeneity, data quality and dependencies. Scientometrics, 108(1), 413-423.

 

Haustein, S., Bowman, T. D., & Costas, R. (2016). Interpreting “altmetrics”: viewing acts on social media through the lens of citation and social theories. In C. R. Sugimoto (Ed.), Theories of Informetrics and Scholarly Communication (pp. 372-405). Berlin: De Grutyer Mouton.

 

Larivière, V., Haustein, S., & Mongeon, P. (2015). The oligopoly of academic publishers in the digital era. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0127502.

 

Haustein, S., Costas, R., & Larivière, V. (2015). Characterizing social media metrics of scholarly papers: The effect of document properties and collaboration patterns. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0120495.

Haustein, S., Sugimoto, C., & Larivière, V. (2015). Guest editorial: social media in scholarly communication. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 67(3).

 

Haustein, S., Bowman, T. D., Holmberg, K., Tsou, A., Sugimoto, C. R., & Larivière, V. (2015). Tweets as impact indicators: Examining the implications of automated bot accounts on Twitter. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

 

Haustein, S., Bowman, T. D., & Costas, R. (2015). When is an article actually published? An analysis of online availability, publication, and indexation dates. In Proceedings of the 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference (pp. 1170–1179). Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Haustein, S., Peters, I., Sugimoto, C. R., Thelwall, M., & Larivière, V. (2014). Tweeting biomedicine: an analysis of tweets and citations in the biomedical literature. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(4), 656–669.

Scientific Societies

I am chair of SIG/MET, the ASIS&T special interest group for the measurement of information production and use.

I co-chair the NISO Altmetrics Initiative Working Group C on altmetrics data quality.

I am a member of CIRST, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie, and  ASIS&T, the Association for Information Science & Technology.

Academic Awards

Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship 2011, International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics.

Best Altmetrics Paper Award, awarded by Altmetric and figshare, SIG/MET Workshop 2015, St. Louis (USA).

Best Poster Award, 11th International Science & Technology Indicators Conference 2010, Leiden (the Netherlands).

Best paper award 2016, 2nd prize, awarded at the 9th National Scientometrics and Scientific Evaluation Forum 2016, Wuhan, China.

Peer Review

I review for JASIS&T, Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics, Aslib Journal of Information Management and PLoS ONE as well as American Behavioral Scientists, British Journal of Management, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Communications of the ACM, Digital Health, F1000Research, Learned Publishing, Library & Information Science Research, PeerJ, Research Evaluation and Sage OPEN.

Editing

Together with Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière I guest-edited a special issue on ‚Social Media in Scholarly Communication in Aslib Journal of Information Management.

I am on the Editorial Board of Scientometrics and Frontiers Scholarly Metrics and Analytics.

Selected Press

The Web Will Either Kill Science Journals or Save Them

 

Wired

Twitter buzz about papers does not mean citations later

 

Nature

Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History

 

The Huffington Post

Tweeting Scientists Find Penile Fracture And Sperm Bags Of Squid Just As Funny As Everyone Else Does

 

Forbes

More Tweets Don’t Add Up to More Citations, Study Finds

 

Science

Un oligopole dans l’édition de revues scientifiques

 

L’heure du monde, Radio-Canada

Academic publishers reap huge profits as libraries go broke

 

CBC News

Grants

SSHRC Insight Grant, 2016–2019, CA $217,401
Understanding the Societal Impact of Research Through Social Media

Co-principal investigator, with PI Juan Pablo Alperin and Co-PIs Vincent Larivière, Florence Millerand and Katherine Reilly

SSHRC Insight Grant, 2015–2017, CA $74,028
Chercheurs 2.0? Étude des usages et des facteurs d’adoption des médias sociaux par les chercheurs canadiens en contexte de collaboration interinstitutionnelle

Collaborator, with PI Audrey Laplante and Co-PIs Christine Dufour and Vincent Larivière

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2014–2017, US $359,991
To support greater understanding of social media in scholarly communication and the actual meaning of various altmetrics

Co-principal investigator, with PI Vincent Larivière and Co-PI Cassidy R. Sugimoto

SSHRC Digging into Data Challenge, 2012–2014, CA $102,500
Cascades, Islands, or Streams? Time, Topic, and Scholarly Activities in Humanities and Social Science Research

Collaborator, with PIs Mike Thelwall, Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière and Co-PIs Stasa Milojevic and Ying Ding

Teaching

Altmetrics: Social Media in der wissenschaftlichen Kommunikation und Evaluation

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Department of Information Science

Summer 2015

[Advanced course “Altmetrics: Social Media in scholarly communication and evaluation“]

Soziale Netzwerkanalyse

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Department of Information Science

Summer 2013

[Advanced course “Social network analysis“]

Empirische Informationswissenschaft

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Department of Information Science

Summer 2012

[Basic course “Empirical information science“]

Tutorium zur Vorlesung “Empirische Informationswissenschaft”

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Department of Information Science

Fall 2010

[Tutorial to the lecture “Empirical information science“]

Empirische Informationswissenschaft: Netzwerkanalyse

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Department of Information Science

Summer 2010

[Basic course “Empirical information science: social network analysis“]

Empirische Informationswissenschaft

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Department of Information Science

Summer 2009, taught together with Miloš Jovanović

[Basic course “Empirical information science“]

University Website

Google Scholar

ORCID

Twitter

SlideShare

figshare

Contact me

stefanie.haustein@umontreal.ca

Université de Montréal

Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, local C-2070 3150, Rue Jean-Brillant Montréal QC, H3T 1N8 Canada