The work of the HuMetricsHSS initiative has been featured or mentioned in a variety of venues. We are grateful for the attention the initiative has received and believe this interest indicates a strong desire for transformational change within the academy that we all recognize must happen collectively.

Entries are listed alphabetically by author(s), where known.

News Stories

Journal Articles

Blog Posts

Conference Presentations

  • Altman, Micah, Chris Bourg, Philip Cohen, G. Sayeed Choudhury, Charles Henry, Sue Kriegsman, Mary Minow, Daisy Selematsela, Anasuya Sengupta, Peter Suber, Ece Turnator, Suzanne Wallen, Trevor Owens, and David Weinberger. “A grand challenges-based research agenda for scholarly communication and information science.” Grand Challenges Summit, March 2018, Cambridge, MA.
  • Hatherill, Jeanette. “Questioning bibliometrics and research impact.” Bibliometrics and Research Impact Conference 2018. uri:
  • Kear, Robin. “A brief view of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library & Information Congress (IFLA WLIC 2017) in Wroclaw, Poland.” International Information & Library Review 49.4 (2017): 316–320. doi: 10.1080/10572317.2017.1389562
  • Watkinson, Charles. “Academy/ic-led publishing: Some thoughts from North America.” OASPA Webinar, Academic Publishing Day, February 7, 2019. Presentation link:

Doctoral Theses

  • Macedo, Denise Silva. Mercantilização do discurso público: Universidades brasileiras. 2018. 256 f., il. Tese (Doutorado em Linguística. Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, 2018.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. 225–226.
  • Glass, Erin, and Micah Vandegrift. “Public Scholarship in Practice and Philosophy.” Humanities Commons. doi:
  • Welzenbach, R. and Watkinson, C. (2019), “Compliance and Defiance: Michigan Publishing’s Early Encounters with Research Impact Metrics”, Lasda, E. (Ed.) The New Metrics: Practical Assessment of Research Impact, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 93-113.

White Papers


  • The Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast (Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters), Episode 21

Library Guides and Other Resources