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Dr. Kayvan Kousha – Web CV

 

 

 

Research Associate of information/Scientometrics at  Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group,

University of Wolverhampton, UK

 

Elsevier’s Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board

Editorial board of Scientometrics

 

k.kousha1 [ .[....at....]. ]  2wlv . ac . uk

 

Award  of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Scholarship

Leverhulme Trust Int. Research Fellowship Award  (UK)

ACUMEN (European Commission) Research Fellow

 

See my list of publication in Google Scholar

My full CV in PDF

My research includes Web citation analysis and online scholarly impact assessment using Web-based quantitative and qualitative research methods. I have tested different Web citation extraction methods and proposed the Integrated Online Impact (IOI, currently also known as Altmetrics) to capture impact indictors from different types of Web documents for research evaluation.  For this purpose, I have used Google (Web/URL citations), 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 research impact. Moreover, for the first time we used Image Identification Technology (IIT)to assess the intellectual impact or value of scholarly pictures in astronomy, bioscience and art (how images are used for research). More recently, I have focused on the impact of Social Networking Sites (SNS) in research communication and found some evidence based on the role of YouTube videos and emerging academic social tools such as Academia  and ResearchGate in research communication. We have tested a method and developed and application to extract and filter citations from digitized books indexed by Google Books which can be used for research assessment and in particular in book-based fields (see details here and application here).

Book Chapter

1.      Kousha, K. & Thelwall, M. (in press). Web Impact Metrics for Research Assessment. In: B. Cronin & C.R. Sugimoto, (Eds), Next Generation Metrics: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Performance, MIT Press.

2.      Thelwall, M., Kousha, K., Weller, K., & Puschmann, C. (2012). Assessing the impact of online academic videos. In: G. Widen Wulff & K. Holmberg, (Eds), Social Information Research, Bradford: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (pp. 195-213).

English Refereed Journal Papers

3.      Kousha, K. & Thelwall, M. (in press). An automatic method for extracting citations from Google Books. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

4.      Thelwall, M. & Kousha, K. (in press). ResearchGate: Disseminating, communicating and measuring scholarship? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

5.      Kousha, K. & Thelwall, M. (in press, 2013). Disseminating Research with Web CV Hyperlinks. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

6.      Thelwall, M. & Kousha, K. (in press, 2013). Academia.edu: Social network or academic network? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

7.      Mas Bleda, A., Thelwall, M., Kousha, K., & Aguillo, I. (in press). Successful researchers publicizing research online: An outlink analysis of European highly cited scientists’ personal websitesJournal of Documentation.

8.      Kousha, K., Thelwall. M & Abdoli, M.  (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), 1710–1727.

9.      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.

       DOI: 10.1002/asi.21608

10.  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.

      DOI: 10.1002/asi.21370

11.  Kousha, K. & Abdoli, M. (2010). The Citation Impact of Open Access Agricultural Research: A Comparison between OA and Non-OA Publications, Online Information Review, 34(5).

        DOI: 10.1108/14684521011084618

12.  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.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2009.10.003

13.  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.

     DOI: 10.1002/asi.21085

14.  Kousha, K. (2009). Characteristics of Open Access Web Citation Networks:  A Multidisciplinary Study, Aslib Proceedings, 61(4), 394-406.

       DOI: 10.1108/00012530910973794

15.  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.

     DOI: 10.1002/asi.20920

16.  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 for Information Science and Technology, 59(5), 805-815.

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20803

17.  Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M. (2007). The Web Impact of Open Access Social Science Research, Library and Information Science Research, 29 (4), 495507.

        DOI: 10.1016/j.lisr.2007.05.003

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

      DOI: 10.1002/asi.20649

19.  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.

      DOI: 10.1002/asi.20584

20.  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.

     DOI: 10.1007/s11192-008-0217-x

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

      DOI: 10.1007/s11192-006-0126-9

22.  Kousha, K. (1999). DVD: The Next Evolutionary Step for Publishing Multimedia Reference Sources. Online & CD-ROM Review, 23(4), 203-205.

23.  Kousha, K. & Horri, H. (2004). The Relationship between Scholarly Publishing and the Counts of Academic Inlinks to Iranian University Web Sites: Exploring Academic Link Creation Motivations. Journal of Information Management and Scientometrics, 1(2), 13-22.

24.  Kousha, K. (2005). Extracting Macroscopic Information from Sources of URL Citation to Scholarly Open Access Journals: A Webometrics Approach, IFLA Journal, June 2005.

25.  Aboli, M & Kousha, K. (2008). Web Citations vs. ISI/ Scopus Citations: Can Web be Better Indicator for Evaluation of Persian Medical Science Research. Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Iran.

26.  Kousha, K. (2005).Webometrics and Scholarly Communication: An Overview, Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Iran (Faslenameh Ketab), 14(4), 7-16.

27.  Kousha, K. (2004). Experience of Librarians in Design and Development of the National  Web Directory of Iranian Sites, Iranhoo! Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Iran (Faslenameh Ketab), 14(4), 349-358.

English International  Refereed  Conference Papers

28.  Kousha, K. and Aguillo, I., (2013). Evaluating the Web Research Dissemination of EU Academics: A Multi-Discipline Outlink Analysis of Online CVs. 14th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference 2011, 15-19 July, 2013 Vienna, Austria.

29.  Mas-Bleda, A.,Thelwall, M.,  Kousha, K. and Aguillo, I., (2013). European Highly Cited Scientists’ Presence in the Social Web. 14th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference 2011, 15-19 July, 2013 Vienna, Austria.

30.  Kayvan Kousha, Ashraf Maleki, Mahdieh Hatami, Mahsa Ganji, Sheida Vanoiee, Hamideh Asadi, Razieh Mehdizadeh-Maraghi, Alireza Badrloo, Samira Goodarzi, Shadi Moshtagh, Parisa Sepehr-Ara, Nima Gholami, Akram Siyahi and Mohsen Tavakoli (2013). Impact of brain drain on science production: A case study of Iranian educated migrants in the context of science production in Canada. 14th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference 2011, 15-19 July, 2013 Vienna, Austria.

31.  Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M.  (2011). Motivations for Citing Youtube Videos in the Academic Publications: A Contextual Analysis. 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI), 5-8 September, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

32.  Kousha, K. & Abdoli, M. (2012). Using social networking sites, blogs and document sharing sites in the agriculture research: A citation analysis, 78th World Library and Information Congress, 11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland.

33.  Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M.  (2011). Assessing the Citation Impact of Book-Based Disciplines: The Role of Google Books, Google Scholar and Scopus in the UK RAE. 13th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference 2011, Durban, South Africa - 4th-8th July.

34.  Kousha, K. & Rezaie, S. (2009). Integrated Online Impact (IOI) for Research Assessment: A Case Study on JASIST and Scientometrics. Fifth International Conference on
Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & Tenth COLLNET Meeting 13-16 September , 2009, Dalian, China.

35.  Kousha, K. & Thelwall. M. (2009). Google Book Search Citation as Impact Indicator: A Case Study on Information and Library Science Journal Articles. 12th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics, Brazil (ISSI-2009).

36.  Kousha, K. & Abdoli, M. (2009). Citation Impact of the Open Access Agricultural Research: Comparison between OA and Non-OA Publications, 65th IFLA conference, Milan, Italy.

37.  Kousha, K. & Abdoli, M. (2009). Citation impact of open access IFLA Annual Conference papers: a methodological approach, 65th IFLA conference, Milan, Italy.

38.  Kousha, K. (2008). Automatic Analysis of Online Syllabuses: A new e-Research Method to Investigate the Educational Impact of Research. 10th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, 17-20 September 2008, Vienna, Austria.

39.  Kousha, K. and Abdoli. M. (2008) Subject Analysis of Online Syllabuses in Library and Information Science: Do Academic LIS Programs Match with Job Requirements, 2008, 64th IFLA conference, Quebec, Canada.

40.  Kousha, K. (2008). Characteristics of Open Access Web Citation Networks:  A Multidisciplinary Study, Fourth International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics, ,  29 July – 1 August, 2008,  Berlin, Germany.

41.  Kousha, K. & Thelwall, M. (2006). Sources of Google Scholar Citations outside the Science Citation Index: A Comparison between Four Science Disciplines. The 9th International Science& Technology Indicators Conference, 7-9 September 2006, Leuven, Belgium.

42.  Kousha, K & Thelwall. M. (2006). Google Scholar Citations and Google Web/URL Citations: A Multi-Discipline Exploratory Analysis. The International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics & Seventh COLLNET Meeting in conjunction with the Extra Session on Information Visualization for Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics, 10-12 May, 2006, Nancy, France.

43.  Kousha, K & Thelwall. . (2005). M. Motivations for URL citations to open access library and information science articles. In: Proceedings of 10th International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), 24-28 July, 2005, Stockholm, Sweden.

44.  Kousha, K. and Abbas H. (2004). Relationship between Scholarly Publishing and the Counts of Academic Inlinks to Iranian University Web Sites: Exploring Academic Link Creation Motivations. In  Proceedings of International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics, March 2-5, 2004, New Delhi,  India,

45.  Kousha, K. & Abdoli, M. (2005).  Iran's National ICT Education Plan: an Overview of the Possibilities, Problems and the Programs. 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, August 22th - 27th 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Books (in Persian)

46.  Kousha, K. (2003). Internet Search Tools: Skills for Searching in WWW. Ketabdar Publication, Tehran, 250p. (Including CD-ROM).

47.   Liwen Vaughan. Statistical Methods for Information Professionals: a Practical, Painless Approach to Understanding Using and Interpreting Statistics, Information Today, 2000. Translated into Farsi by K. Kousha and M. Ghaneh, Chapar Publication, Tehran, 2005.

Long Encyclopedic Articles

48.  Kousha, K. (2002). Internet Search Tools. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press,  Vol. 2, pp. 433-438.

49.  Kousha, K. (2002). Multimedia. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press,  Vol. 1, pp. 725-732.

50.  Kousha, K. (2002). Microprocessors. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press,  Vol. 1, pp. 948.

51.  Kousha, K. (2002). International Telecommunication Union (ITU). In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press, Vol. 1, pp. 92-95.

52.  Kousha, K. (2006). Webometrics. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press, Vol. 2, p.p.1864-1869.

53.  Kousha, K. (2006). Digital Libraries. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press, Vol. 2, pp. 1481-1491.

54.  Kousha, K. (2006). Hypermedia and Hypertext. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press, Vol. 2, pp. 1185-1188. 

55.  Kousha, K. (2006). Patents Information. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press, Vol. 2, pp. 576-573.

56.  Kousha, K. (2006). Information Super Highways. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press, Vol. 2, pp. 75-78.

57.  Kousha, K. (2006). Telecommunication. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press,  Vol. 2, pp. 137-140.

58.  Kousha, K. (2006). Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press, Vol. 2, pp. 1812-1823.

59.  Kousha, K. (2006).United Kingdom Libraries. In: Horri, A. (Ed.) Persian Encyclopedia of Library and information Science, National Library of Iran Press, Vol. 2, pp. 359-364.

 Selected Research Articles in Persian (Only in Scientmetric / Webometrics)

60.  Ojagh, F. and Kousha, K. (2011). Assessing the self-archiving of the Iranian researchers: A comparison between hard sciences and social sciences, Information Science Research and Public Libraries, 17(65), 285-304.

61.  Kousha, K. and Abdoli, M. (2010). Web citation for research evaluation in medical sciences. Quarterly Journal of Health Information Management, 7(4), 451-460.

62.  Kousha, K. Sadeghani, J., Hidari, M., Kermani, A. (2010). Assessing academic publication rate derived from PhD. Dissertations in University of Tehran, Academic Library and Information Science Research, 44(52), 45-52.

63.  Naderi, S., Kousha, K. and Sabouri, A. (2009). The qualitative assessment of the Iranian social science research articles based upon Impact Factor measure, Informology, 25(3), 19-25.

64.  Azizkhani, Z., Kousha, K. and Horri, A. (2010). Frequency of citation in the text of ISI-indexed chemical articles, Academic Library and Information Science Research, 44(51), 13-21.

65.  Kousha, K. (2008). Overlap between ISI and Google Scholar in Science disciplines, Quarterly Journal of National Library of Iran, 18(3), 213-234.

66.  Kousha, K. & Abdoli, M. (2007). Application of Web Statistics for Determination of Preferred/NonACase Study on UNESCO Thesaurus. KoliyatKetab Mah 118, 38-40.

67.  Kousha, K. (2006). Web citation new source for research evaluation. Rahyaft, No. 38(6).

68.  Kousha, K. (2004). Calculating the Web Impact Factor of Iranian Newspapers Web Sites. Journal ofInformology. 1(2), 85-114.

69.  Kousha, K. (2003). Criteria for Evaluation of Search Engines Performance. Journal of Informology. 1(1), 77-106.

 Editorial and Reviewing

·         Member of the editorial board of Scientometrics (2009- )

·         Elsevier’s Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (2009-2011)

·         Elsevier’s Scopus journal reviewer  (2011-)

·         Reviews completed for the journals (over 50 papers reviewed for academic journals, 32 alone for Scientometrics):

o   American Sociological Review

o   ASLIB Proceedings

o   Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

o   Cybermetrics

o   Health Information and Libraries Journal

o   Journal of Information Management and Scientometrics

o   Journal of Information Science

o   Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

o   Scientometrics

·         Programme committee member/reviewer for the conferences: (over 20 papers reviewed for conference)

o   ASIS&T (American Society for Information Science &Technology) SIGMET meeting, Montreal, Canada (2013)

o  International committee (Reviewer) for International Conference Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics (2009)

·        International committee (Reviewer) Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) (2007-2009)

 Awards

·         Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship Award  hosted by Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, University of Wolverhampton, UK (2010-2012)

·         Award of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Scholarship from International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics for PhD Proposal: Motivations for Linking to Open Access Scholarly E-Journals: A Comparison of the   Characteristics of Web Citations in Six Science and Social Science Disciplines.

·         Iran's highly cited paper awards in social sciences and art and humanities from the Ministry of Science and Technology  (2008) for article “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.

·         Distinguished researcher award (h-index award) in Social Sciences (in, 2009, 2010 and 2012), University of Tehran.

 Academic Courses

·         Research policy

·         Citation indexing

·         Webomertics

·         Advanced Statistical Methods

·         Basic Statistical Methods

·         Searching/using Citation-based  Databases for Scientometric analysis (WoS; Scopus; Google Scholar and Google Books)

Thesis Examining 

·         2 PhD. Dissertations in Scientometrics

·         12 Master Thesis in information science/ Scientometric

Director of Master/ PhD Thesis

·         One PhD dissertations on Scientometrics

·         Ten Master theses on Webometrics, informetrics  and Sceintometrics topics

Computing skills for research

·         Webometrics and  scientometric software ( e.g., SocSciBot  and Webometric Analyst, HistCite, VosVeiwer )

·         Statistical analysis tools