Juan Pablo Alperin

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology


BMath, MA, PhD (Stanford)


Juan Pablo Alperin is an Associate Professor in the Publishing Program, the Associate Director of Research for the Public Knowledge Project, and the co-director of the Scholarly Communications Lab. 

He is a multi-disciplinary scholar who uses a combination of computational techniques and traditional qualitative methods to investigate ways of raising the scientific quality, global impact, and public use of scholarly work. He is an established scholar in both the open access and altmetrics (social media metrics) communities, having received numerous invitations to speak, and publish on these topics, both in North and Latin America, and has contributed a combination of conceptual, methodological, and empirical peer-reviewed articles and presentations, as well as edited two volumes, and authored several book chapters on scholarly communication topics. Dr. Alperin is best known as a leading voice on issues of developing regions to the scholarly community through a combination of published research, presentations, and membership in the board of major international initiatives, including Red de Revistas Cientificas de América Latina y el Caribe (Redalyc), the Open Access and Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

He teaches the Technology seminar course for the MPub (Technology and the Evolving Forms of Publishing, PUB 802) and an undergraduate (combined section) course on the topic of scientific journals and public knowledge. 

You can read more about Juan Pablo’s work at the ScholCommLab website

He can also be found on email at and on Twitter at @juancommander.



Fleerackers, A., Shores, K., Chtena, N., & Alperin, J. P. (2023). Unreviewed science in the news: The evolution of preprint media coverage from 2014-2021. bioRxiv.

Fleerackers, A., Chtena, N., Oliveira, M., Dorsch, I., Pinfield, S., & Alperin, J. P. (2023). Open data journalism: A narrative synthesis of how, when, and why data journalists use open data sources. SocArXiv.

Fleerackers, A., Chtena, N., Pinfield, S., Alperin, J. P., Barata, G., Oliveira, M., & Peters, I. (2023). Making science public: a review of journalists’ use of Open Science research [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. F1000Research


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