Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin is a co-director of the #scholcommlab, as well as an assistant professor at the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing and an associate director of research of the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, with training in computer science (BMath, University of Waterloo), social science (MA Geography, University of Waterloo), and education (PhD, Stanford University), who believes that research, especially when it is made freely available (as so much of today’s work is), has the potential to make meaningful and direct contributions to society, and that it is our responsibility as the creators of this research to ensure we understand the mechanisms, networks, and mediums through which our work is discussed and used.

A few publications are listed below. A full list of publications and presentations can be found at in his full CV, and he can be found on Twitter at @juancommander.

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Enkhbayar, A., Haustein, S., Barata, G., & Alperin, J. P. (2020). How much research shared on Facebook happens outside of public pages and groups? A comparison of public and private online activity around PLOS ONE papers. Quantitative Science Studies, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00044
Kalir, J. H., Morales, E., Fleerackers, A., & Alperin, J. P. (2020). “When I saw my peers annotating”: Student perceptions of social annotation for learning in multiple courses. Information and Learning Sciences, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-12-2019-0128
Enkhbayar, A., Haustein, S., Barata, G., & Alperin, J. P. (2019). How much research shared on Facebook is hidden from public view? A comparison of public and private online activity around PLOS ONE papers. ArXiv:1909.01476 [Cs]. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1909.01476
Niles, M. T., Schimanski, L. A., McKiernan, E. C., & Alperin, J. P. (2019). Why we publish where we do: Faculty publishing values and their relationship to review, promotion and tenure expectations [preprint]. BioRxiv, 706622. https://doi.org/10/gf5bds
Alperin, J. P. (2019, May). Connecting Open Education to Democratic Ideals. Presented at the Open Education 2019, Vancouver, Canada.
Alperin, J. P. (2019, May). Online Annotations in the Classroom: How, why, and  what do students learn from annotating course material? Presented at the iAnnotate, Washington DC, USA.
McKiernan, E. C., Schimanski, L. A., Nieves, C. M., Matthias, L., Niles, M. T., & Alperin, J. P. (2019). Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations (No. e27638v2). PeerJ Inc. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27638v2
Maggio, L. A., Ratcliff, C. L., Krakow, M., Moorhead, L. L., Enkhbayar, A., & Alperin, J. P. (2019). Making headlines: An analysis of US government-funded cancer research mentioned in online media. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025783. https://doi.org/10/gf8rs3
Costas, R., Zahedi, Z., & Alperin, J. P. (2019). Global country-level patterns of Mendeley readership performance compared to citation performance: Does Mendeley provide a different picture on the impact of scientific publications across countries? Presented at the ISSI Conference, Rome, Italy.
Didegah, F., Ghaseminik, Z., & Alperin, J. P. (2018). Using a diabetes discussion forum and Wikipedia to detect the alignment of public interests and the research literature. BioRxiv. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1101/496927
Schimanski, L. A., & Alperin, J. P. (2018). The evaluation of scholarship in academic promotion and tenure processes: Past, present, and future. F1000Research, 7, 1605. https://doi.org/10/gfkjmg
Alperin, J. P., Muñoz Nieves, C., Schimanski, L., Gustavo E. Fischman, Niles, M. T., & Erin C. McKiernan. (2018). How significant are the public dimensions of faculty work in review, promotion, and tenure documents? ELife. https://doi.org/10.17613/M6W950N35
Enkhbayar, A., & Alperin, J. P. (2018). Challenges of capturing engagement on Facebook for Altmetrics. In STI 2018 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1460–1469). Leiden: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01194
Barata, G., & Alperin, J. P. (2018). Social media use by Brazilian academics (O USO DE MÍDIAS SOCIAIS POR ACADÊMICOS BRASILEIROS). Presented at the EBBC 6, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Alperin, J. P., Willinsky, J., Owen, B., Macgregor, J., Smecher, A., & Stranack, K. (2018). The Public Knowledge Project: Reflections and directions after its first two decades. In ELectronic PUBlishing (Vol. Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure). Retrieved from https://elpub.episciences.org/4606/pdf
Alperin, J. P., Muñoz Nieves, C., Schimanski, L., McKiernan, E. C., & Niles, M. T. (2018). Terms and concepts found in tenure and promotion guidelines from the US and Canada [Data set]. https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/VY4TJE
Alperin, J. P., Gomez, C. J., & Haustein, S. (2018). Identifying diffusion patterns of research articles on Twitter: A case study of online engagement with open access articles. Public Understanding of Science, 0963662518761733. https://doi.org/10/gdg6vs
Siler, K., Haustein, S., Smith, E., Larivière, V., & Alperin, J. P. (2018). Authorial and institutional stratification in open access publishing: the case of global health research. PeerJ, 6, e4269. https://doi.org/10/gc95dg
Piwowar, H., Priem, J., Larivière, V., Alperin, J. P., Matthias, L., Norlander, B., … Haustein, S. (2018). The state of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles. PeerJ, 6, e4375. https://doi.org/10/ckh5
Barata, G., Shores, K., & Alperin, J. P. (2018). Local chatter or international buzz? Language differences on posts about Zika research on Twitter and Facebook. PLOS ONE, 13(1), e0190482. https://doi.org/10/gcssvk
Shu, F., Mongeon, P., Haustein, S., Siler, K., Alperin, J. P., & Larivière, V. (2018). Is it such a big deal? On the cost of journal use in the digital era. College & Research Libraries, 79(6), 785–798. https://doi.org/10/gd7zt5
Alperin, J. P., & Rozemblum, C. (2017). La reinterpretación de visibilidad y calidad en las nuevas políticas de evaluación de revistas científicas. Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología, 40(3), 231–241. Retrieved from https://aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co/revistas/index.php/RIB/article/view/327794
Alperin, J. P., Hanson, E. W., Shores, K., & Haustein, S. (2017). Twitter bot surveys: A discrete choice experiment to increase response rates. Presented at the 2017 International Conference on Social Media & Society, Toronto: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3097286.3097313
Garnett, A., Aufreiter, M., Buchtala, O., & Alperin, J. P. (2017). Introducing Texture: An open source WYSIWYG Javascript editor for JATS. National Center for Biotechnology Information (US). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK425544/
Neto, S. C., Willinsky, J., & Alperin, J. P. (2016). Measuring, rating, supporting, and strengthening open access scholarly publishing in Brazil. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24(0), 54. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.24.2391
Alperin, J. P., Stranack, K., & Garnett, A. (2016). On the peripheries of scholarly infrastructure: A look at the journals using Open Journal Systems. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. Valencia, Spain. Retrieved from http://summit.sfu.ca/item/16763
Reilly, K., & Alperin, J. P. (2016). Intermediation in open development: A knowledge stewardship approach. Global Media Journal - Canadian Edition, Volume 9(1), 51–71. Retrieved from http://www.gmj.uottawa.ca/1601/v9i1_reilly%20and%20alperin_e.html
Matthias, L., Fleerackers, A., & Alperin, J. P. (under review). Framing science: How opioid research is presented in online news media. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/k6hxn
Moscrop, D., Wong, L., & Alperin, J. P. (under review). Have you seen this? Why political pundits share scholarly research on social media.