Kim Holmberg

I’m a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Unit at Economic Sociology at the University of Turku, Finland. My research interests lie in exploring contemporary phenomena on the internet, with a particular focus on social media, using predominantly quantitative methods. Specifically, I investigate scholarly communication within digital landscapes, the potential utility of altmetrics for research assessment and online engagement metrics, bibliometrics, open science practices, and the dynamics of academic recognition systems. Additionally, I analyze online (social) networks and the dissemination patterns of digital information, as well as various cyber threats. For further details on my ongoing research endeavors, please refer to my current projects or feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Before assuming my current role in Economic Sociology, I served as a Senior Researcher at the Research Unit for the Sociology of Education (RUSE) at the University of Turku. During this time, I played a pivotal role in a project aimed at advising EU member states on the advancement of Open Science and the modernization of research evaluation practices. Additionally, I led a project investigating the societal impact of Open Science within Finland. Prior to this, as a postdoctoral researcher, I delved into the realm of climate change communications online at VU Amsterdam and conducted analyses of scientific content from social media platforms for altmetrics purposes at the the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton. My academic journey includes earning a PhD from the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University, where I also attained the title of Docent in Informetrics.

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“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…”

Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832