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Juan Pablo Alperin is Associate Professor in the Publications Program, Scientific Co-Director of the Public Knowledge Project, and Co-Director of the Scholarly Communications Lab. He is a multidisciplinary scholar who uses a combination of computational techniques and traditional qualitative methods to investigate ways to increase the scientific quality, global impact and public use of scholarly work. An established scholar in the open access and altmetrics (social media metrics) communities, he has received numerous invitations to speak and publish on these topics, both in North and Latin America, and has contributed a combination of conceptual insights. , methodological and Empirical presentations and articles reviewed​​ in pairs, in addition to editing two volumes and writing several book chapters on academic communication topics. Dr. Alperin is best known as a leading voice on developing region issues for the academic community through a combination of published research, presentations, and board membership of major international initiatives, including the Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America. and the Caribbean (Redalyc), the Open Access and Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) and the Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Resources Coalition (SPARC).

He currently teaches the Technology Seminar course for the MPub (Technology and the Evolving Forms of Publishing, PUB 802) and two undergraduate courses on the subject of scientific journals and public knowledge.

Juan Paul Alperin


Associate Director of Research


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