Alesia A. Zuccala



Research Evaluation, Bibliometrics/Informetrics, Scholarly Communication and Publishing, Open Access & Digital Repositories


  1. Bullet2015: University of Copenhagen, Department of Science Education - Certificate in Higher Education Teaching; Certificate in University Pedagogy

  2. Bullet2011-2014:  Research Fellow, Institute for Logic Language and Computation, The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Evaluating the Humanities I & II - Projects funded by the Center for Digital Humanities and supported also by the Elsevier Bibliometrics Research Programme.

  3. Bullet2008-2011: Research Fellow, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. [Leiden Graduate Course Certificate]

  4. Bullet2006-2008: Research Fellow, Rathenau Institute, Science System Assessment Unit, The Hague, The Netherlands

  5. Bullet2004-2006: Research Fellow, School of Computing & Information Technology, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, U.K.

  6. Bullet2004: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. [Revisiting the Invisible College].

  7. Bullet2002-2003: Visiting Lecturer at the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. [Nominated for teaching excellence]

  8. Bullet1995: Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S), University of Western Ontario, Toronto, Canada.

  9. Bullet1990: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.


  1. Zuccala, A. (2013, March). Evaluating the Humanities: vitalizing the forgotten sciences.     Research Trends, 32.

  1. Moed, H.F., Linmans, J., Nederhof, A, Zuccala, A., Lopez Illescas, C. and de Moya Anegon, F. (2009). Options for a comprehensive database of research outputs in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Research report to the Project Board of the Scoping Study "Towards a Bibliometric Database for the Social Sciences and Humanities". Standing Committees for the Social Sciences and the Humanities of the European Science Foundation (ESF).


  1. Zuccala, A., Breum, M., Bruun, K. & Wunsch, B. T. (2017 in press). Metric Assessments of Books As Families of Works. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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

Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen - Royal School of Library and Information Science. 

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