Houqiang(Francis) Yu, PhD, Associate Professor

Email: yuhouq@yeah.net


  • Scientometrics

  • Altmetrics

  • Scholarly      Communication

  • Scientific      Evaluation

  • Data      Analytics


  • Introduction      to Data Science

  • Scientometrics

  • Research      Methodology

  • Information      Retrieval



Referred Journals

Yu, H.Q.*, Xu, S.M., & Xiao, T.T. (2018). Is there Lingua Franca in informal scientific communication? Evidence from language distribution of scientific tweets. Journal of Informetrics, 12(3), 605-617.

Yu H.Q., Xu S, Xiao T, et al. Global Science Discussed in Local Altmetrics: Weibo and Its Comparison with Twitter[J]. Journal of Informetrics, 2017, 11(2): 466-482.

Yu H.Q. Context of Altmetrics Data Matters: An Investigation of Count Type and User Category[J]. Scientometrics, 2017, 111(1): 267-283.

Yu, L.P., Yu, H.Q.* (2016). Does the average JIF percentile make a difference?. Scientometrics, 109(3), 1979-1987.

Xu, S., Yu, H.Q., Hemminger, B.M. et al. Who, what, why? An exploration of JoVE scientific video publications in tweets. [J] Scientometrics, 2018, 117(2):845-856/

Qiu Junping, Dong K., Yu H.Q.* (2014). Comparative study on structure and correlation among author co-occurrence networks in bibliometrics. Scientometrics101(2): 1345-1360.

Wang, F.F., Qiu, J.P., & Yu, H.Q. (2012). Research on the cross-citation relationship of core authors in scientometrics. Scientometrics, 91(3), 1011-1033. SSCI一区)

Wang F, Jayroe T J, Qiu J, Yu H.Q. Analysis on Research Activity and Impact of Authors in Chinese Information Science based on Citation Relationship[J] Journal of Documentation, 2014, 70(3):461-477. SSCI二区)


Referred Conference Proceedings

Yu H.Q., Cao X.T., Xiao T.T. & Yang Z.Y. Accuracy of Policy Document Mentions: The Role of Altmetrics Databases [C]// Proceedings of the 17th International Conference for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Rome, Italy. 2019.

Qiu J.P., Yu H.Q. Stratifying Altmetrics Indicators Based on Impact Generation Model. [C]//Proceedings of ISSI 2015 Istanbul: 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference. 2015.



2019-2021 National Natural Science Foundation in China (NNSF)

Identification and Representation of The Diverse Meaning of Altmetrics Indicators by Incorporating Context Data (¥ 180,000)

2018-2020 Humanity and Social Science Foundation of Ministry of Education of China

The Construction and Empirical Study of Assessment System of Altmetrics Data Quality (¥ 80,000).

Awards & Honors

  • The      Distinguished Young Scholar of High Impact in Chinese Humanities &      Social Science (2017), based on China Research Center for Humanities and      Social Science Assessment.

  • Excellent paper award nomination, in Library and      Information Service (2016)

  • First      prize in best paper. The annual meeting of Chinese Association of Social      Science Information. (2015)

  • The      10th Academic Star of Wuhan University (2015)


Administration and Service

Program Committee, the 15th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics & 20th COLLNET meeting, Dalian, November 5-8, 2019

Academic Committee, the 16th International Conference on Scientometrics & Informetrics, Wuhan, October 16-20, 2017.

Committee Member, Chinese Association for Science of Science and Science & Technology Policy.


Invited Paper Reviewer for:Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics, PLoS ONE, Journal of Library Science in China, Journal of The China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, Document, Information & Knowledge etc.