Mike Thelwall

Professor of data science; applying data science methods from social sciences and humanities perspectives: webometrics, social media metrics, and sentiment analysis; developing quantitative web methods for Twitter, social networks, YouTube, and various types of link and impact metrics; conducting impact assessments for organisations, such as the UNDP. Member of the UK Forum for Responsible Research Metrics.

School of Mathematics and Computing, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK. Tel. +44 1902 321470. Fax +44 1902 321478. m dot thelwall at wlv.ac.uk. ORCID: 0000-0001-6065-205X.

  • Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group (REF2014 UK research evaluation score: 3.37 out of 4, which is higher than the institution-wide average of every UK university).
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Library & Information Science, University of Malaya.



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COVID-19 papers, including preprints


Main current book:

Thelwall, M. (2017). Web indicators for research evaluation: A practical guide. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool. [An overview of all the steps needed from data collection to analysis and interpretation for web indicators, including practical advice.]

Refereed journal articles - contact m dot thelwall at wlv.ac.uk for copies. See also publication list by topic, Google Scholar list, and FigShare data.


Book chapters



Edited book


MPhil/PhD Students

Former PhD Students

PhD Examinations (46)



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