New book: Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals by David Stuart

New book: Webometrics and social web research methods [free in-progress draft copy].

Mozdeh is now available for Twitter time series and sentiment analysis.

The search engine queries for webometrics has updated information.

Sentiment strength detection program SentiStrength is free online


An information science research group developing software and methods to exploit Web-based sources for social sciences research. We research alternative metrics, scientometrics, link analysis, cybermetrics, webometrics, and sentiment analysis.

Our REF2014 evaluation by the UK Communication, Cultural & Media Studies, Library and Information Management research assessment panel gave an average score of 3.37 out of 4, which was joint 5th in the UK, with almost all of our research being rated "world leading" or "internationally excellent". The score for our submitted research outputs was the second highest in the country in this subject area (behind LSE). The research group score was higher than the institutional average score of all British universities (but lower than the Institute for Cancer Research score).

Contact Mike Thelwall m.thelwall @ for more information about (self-funded) Ph.D. places, collaboration or research project proposals.

Impressed with David Stuart's book, Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals

See a web environment network of this web site.

Speaker and doctoral/research forum and speaker timetable