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Alesia A. Zuccala

University of Copenhagen

Department of Information Studies

Njalsgade 76, Bygn. 4 DK-2300 

Copenhagen S, Denmark


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Member of the European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities (ENRESSH):



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Department of Information Studies, University of Copenhagen


ENRESSH TransWG Meeting (Nov. 5-6, 2018): 

"Scholarly Books and their Evaluation Context in the Social Sciences and Humanities"  

Giménez-Toledo, E., Mañana-Rodríguez, J., Engels, T.C.E. et al. (2018, in press) Taking scholarly books into account, part II: a comparison of 19 European countries in evaluation and funding. Scientometrics.


Zuccala, A. & Robinson Garcia, N.  (2018 in press).  Reviewing, indicating and counting books for modern research evaluation systems.  In Glanzel, W., Moed, H., Schmoch, U. & Thelwall, M. (Eds.) Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators.  Springer.


Kulczycki, E., Engels, T., Polonen, J., Bruun, K., Duskova, M., Guns, R., Nowotniak, R., Petr, M., Sivertsen, G., Istenic Starcic, A., & Zuccala, A. A. (2018 in press). Publication patterns in the social sciences and humanities: evidence from eight European countries. Scientometrics.


White, H. D. & Zuccala (2018, in press).  Libcitations, WorldCat, and cultural impact.  Journal of the Association for Information Science.


Zuccala, A. (2018). Language, culture and traversing the scholarly evaluation landscape. In A. Bonaccorsi (Ed.), The Evaluation of Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Lessons from the Italian Experience. (pp. 395-411). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.


Zuccala, A., Breum, M., Bruun, K., & Wunsch, B. T. (2017). Metric Assessments of Books As Families of Works. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 69(1). DOI: 10.1002/asi.23921


Zuccala, A & Cornacchia, R. (2016). Data matching, integration, and interoperability for a metric assessment of monographs.  Scientometrics, 8(1), 465-486. 


Gimenez-Toledo, E., Manana-Rodrıguez, J., Engels, T. C. E., Ingwersen, P., Polonen, J., Sivertsen, G., Verleysen, F., & Zuccala, A. A. (2016). Taking scholarly books into account. Current developments in five European countries. Scientometrics, 107(2), 685-699


Zuccala, A. (2016). Inciting the Metric Oriented Humanist: Teaching bibliometrics in a faculty of humanities. Education for Information, 32(2), 149-164.


Zuccala, A., Verleysen, F., Cornacchia, R., & Engels, T. (2015).  Altmetrics for the Humanities: Comparing Goodreads reader ratings with citations to history books. ASLIB Proceedings, 67(3), 320-336.


Zuccala, A., Guns, R., Cornacchia, R., & Bod, R. (2014). Can we rank scholarly book publishers? A bibliometric experiment with the field of history. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 66(7), 1333-1347.


Zuccala, A., van Someren, M., & van Bellen, M. (2014). A machine-learning approach to coding book reviews as quality indicators: towards a theory of mega-citation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 65(11), 2248-2260.

Zuccala, A. (2012). Quality and influence in literary work: evaluating the educated imagination. Research Evaluation, 21(3), 229-241.

Zuccala, A. & van Leeuwen, T. (2011). Book reviews in humanities research evaluations. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62(10), 1979-1991.

Zuccala, A. & van Eck, N. J. (2011). Poverty research in a development policy context. Development Policy Review, 29(3), 311-330.

Zuccala, A. (2010). The mathematical review system: does reviewer status play a role in the citation process? Scientometrics, 84(1), 221-235.

Zuccala, A. (2010). Open access and civic scientific information literacy. Information Research, 15(1), paper 426.

Zuccala, A. & van den Besselaar, P. (2009). Mapping review networks: Exploring research community roles and contributions. Scientometrics, 81(1), 111-122.

Zuccala, A. (2009). The layperson and open access. In B. Cronin (Ed.), Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST), 43, 359-396.

Thelwall, M. & Zuccala, A. (2008). A university-centred European Union link analysis. Scientometrics, 75(3), 407-420.

Lariviere, V., Zuccala, A. & Archambault, E. (2008). The declining scientific impact of theses: implications for electronic thesis and dissertation repositories and graduate studies. Scientometrics, 74(1), 109-121.

Zuccala, A., Oppenheim, C. & Dhiensa, R. (2008). Managing and evaluating digital repositories. Information Research, 13(1), paper 333. [Available 21 November, 2007 at]

Zuccala, A., Thelwall, M., Oppenheim, C. & Dhiensa, R. (2007). Web intelligence analyses of digital libraries: a case study of the National electronic Library for Health (NeLH). Journal of Documentation, 63(4), 558-589. 

Zuccala, A. (2006). Author Cocitation Analysis is to intellectual structure as Web Co-link Analysis is to....? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(11), 1486-1501.

Zuccala, A. (2006). Modeling the invisible college. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(2), 152-168.

Rousseau, R. & Zuccala, A. (2004). A classification of author co-citations: definitions and search strategies. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 55(6), 513-629