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University of Michigan School of Information

Misha Teplitsky

Misha Teplitskiy

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/764-5876
Office: School of Information/105 S State St Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


My research is at the intersection of Science of Science and Sociology of Organizations. I study how social and organizational factors affect scientific discovery. I am especially interested in evaluation practices in science, and whether they promote or stifle innovation. My approach relies on field experiments with scientists as they conduct their work, and applying computational tools to large-scale observational data.

Current research projects include

  • Metrics in science and performativity: Do things like citation counts and impact factors proxy quality and influence, or help create them?
  • Social influence among experts: How do experts influence one another's opinions, i.e. during peer review of grant applications?


Areas of interest

Science of science, collective intelligence, computational social science, experiments


Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Chicago

B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Rice University


Awarded Amazon Research Grant. Misha Teplitskiy. Assistant professor.
Misha Teplitskiy awarded Amazon Research grant

Can peer review be saved by emphasizing what's in it for reviewers?

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Journal editors, reviewers don’t show bias against novelty

Scientific journals are likely to accept papers that provide new findings compared with studies reporting conventional results, which is contrary to long-standing concerns about publication biases.

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