About.

SCIENTOMETRICS AND HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH

My roots are in the academy. As a biological anthropologist working in three countries, I learned the value of repeatability, data quality, thoughtful experimental design, and most importantly collegial collaboration. Now focusing on scientometrics, I conduct data-driven projects to solve complex problems at the Academic Analytics Research Center (AARC). At AARC, we perform scholarly research and manage a program of investigation empowering other scholars to answer some of the biggest questions facing higher education and the global research enterprise.
Work

The Latest.

RECENT RESEARCH

  • [JOURNAL ARTICLE] Savage WE, Olejniczak AJ. 2021. Do senior faculty members produce fewer research publications than their younger colleagues? Evidence from Ph.D. granting institutions in the United States. Scientometrics (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-021-03957-4). DOI 10.1007/s11192-021-03957-4
  • [CONFERENCE PRESENTATION] Savage WE, Olejniczak AJ. 2020. Quantification of senior faculty publication activity at Ph.D. granting institutions in the United States. 45th Annual ASHE Conference, November 19, 2020. DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.34509.46564
  • [CONFERENCE PRESENTATION] Olejniczak AJ, Wilson MJ. 2020. Open Access (OA) Article Processing Charges and Author Demographics: a Large-Scale Study of OA Authorship Patterns in the United States. METRICS 2020: ASIS&T VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ON INFORMETRICS AND SCIENTOMETRICS RESEARCH (SIG-MET), October 22-23, 2020. DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.31142.96325
  • [JOURNAL ARTICLE] Olejniczak AJ, Wilson MJ. 2020. Who’s writing Open Access (OA) articles? Characteristics of OA authors at Ph.D. granting institutions in the USA. Quantitative Science Studies 1(4): 1429-1450. (https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/qss_a_00091). DOI 10.1162/qss_a_00091

Work.

Academic + Corporate.

Work Experience

  • 2019-present  Academic Analytics Research Center (AARC): Founding Director.
  • 2005-2019 Academic Analytics, LLC: Co-Founder.
  • 2010-2011 Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, USA: Research Professor.
  • 2009-2010 Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, Grupo de Antropología Dental, Burgos, Spain: Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow.
  • 2006-2009 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany: Post-Doctoral Researcher.
  • 2001-2005 The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Research Assistant to the Associate Provost for Analysis and Planning.

Education

  • 2006 Ph.D. – Anthropological Sciences, Stony Brook University, USA. Dissertation: Microcomputed tomography of primate Molars. Ph.D. committee: Dr. Lawrence Martin (chair), Dr. Frederick Grine, Dr. Callum Ross, and Dr. Stefan Judex.
  • 2004 M.A. – Anthropological Sciences, Stony Brook University, USA.
  • 2000 B.S. – Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, USA.
Media Engagement

Media.

INTERVIEWS & OP-EDS.

  • Interviewed for Article: The academy is graying, so what?, Inside Higher Ed (By Colleen Flaherty), 30 April 2021. (link)
  • Interviewed for Article: Equity concerns persist over open-access publishing, Nature Index (By Benjamin Plackett), 9 March 2021. (link)
  • Interviewed for Article: A new mandate highlights costs, benefits of making all scientific articles free to read, Science (By Jeffrey Brainard), 1 January 2021. (link)
  • Interviewed for Article: Faculty Council expresses concerns about professor productivity database, The Daily Texan, 30 January 2018. (link)
  • Quoted in Article: Columbus Crew sponsors say deals have gotten much pricier, Columbus Business First, 3 November 2017. (link)
  • Interviewed for Article: How UM got to be tops, The Missoulian, 11 September 2016. (link)
  • Interviewed for Article: Refusing to be Measured, Inside Higher Ed, 11 May 2016. (link)
  • Interviewed for Article: Productivity Metrics: What is the best way to assess faculty activity?, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 February 2016. (link)
  • Interviewed for Article: Why Rutgers professors dislike system that tracks their work, New Jersey Star-Ledger, 2 February 2016. (link)
  • Interviewed for Article: Value of Research Indicators Brought into Question, Research Fortnight, 23 July 2014. (link)
  • Olejniczak, AJ. 2014 (August 20). Opinion: In Defence of Metrics. Chemistry World. (link)
  • Television appearance: Giganto: the Real King Kong. Aired on The History Channel (USA) on 15 December, 2005. (link)
  • McNulty KP, Olejniczak AJ. 2004. Prima facie evidence: international conference explores function, phylogeny, and ontogeny of primate craniofacial morphology. Evolutionary Anthropology 13(3):79-81. (link)
Scholarship

Scholarship.

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES.

For a list including conference presentations, please view Anthony’s CV.
ResearchGate Profile | Academia.edu Profile

34. Savage WE, Olejniczak AJ. 2021. Do senior faculty members produce fewer research publications than their younger colleagues? Evidence from Ph.D. granting institutions in the United States. Scientometrics. DOI 10.1007/s11192-021-03957-4

33. Olejniczak AJ, Wilson MJ. 2020. Who’s writing Open Access (OA) articles? Characteristics of OA authors at Ph.D. granting institutions in the USA. Quantitative Science Studies 1(4): 1429-1450. DOI 10.1162/qss_a_00091

32. MacLatchy L, Rossie J, Houssaye A, Olejniczak AJ, Smith TM. 2019. New hominoid fossils from Moroto II, Uganda and their bearing on the taxonomic and adaptive status of Morotopithecus bishopi. Journal of Human Evolution 132:227-246. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.03.008

31. Smith TM, Houssaye A, Kullmer O, Le Cabec A, Olejniczak AJ, Schrenk F, de Vos J, Tafforeau P. 2018. Disentangling isolated dental remains of Asian Pleistocene hominines and pongines. PLoS ONE 13(11):e0204737. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0204737

30. Smith TM, Olejniczak AJ, Zermeno JP, Tafforeau P, Skinner MM, Hoffmann A, Radovčić J, Toussaint M, Kruszynski R, Menter C, Moggi-Cecchi J, Glasmacher UA, Kullmer O, Schrenk F, Stringer C, Hublin J-J. 2012. Variation in enamel thickness within the genus Homo. Journal of Human Evolution 62:395-411. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.12.004

29. Prado-Simon L, Martinon-Torres M, Baca P, Olejniczak AJ, Gomez-Robles A, Lapresa M, Arsuaga J-L, Bermudez de Castro J. 2012. Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Root Canal Morphology in Lower Second Premolars of Early and Middle Pleistocene Human Populations From Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147:452–461. DOI 10.1002/ajpa.22015

28. Gómez-Robles A, Olejniczak AJ, Martinón‐Torres M, Prado‐Simón L, Bermúdez de Castro J-M. 2011. Evolutionary novelties and losses in geometric morphometrics: a practical approach through hominin molar morphology. Evolution 65:1772-1790. DOI 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01244.x

27. Bermúdez de Castro J-M, Martinón-Torres M, Gómez-Robles A, Prado-Simón L, Martín-Francés L, Lapresa M, Olejniczak AJ, Carbonell E. 2011. Early Pleistocene human mandible from Sima del Elefante (TE) cave site in Sierra de Atapuerca (Spain): a comparative morphological study. Journal of Human Evolution 61:12-25. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.03.005

26. Martinón-Torres M, Martín-Francés L, Gracia A, Olejniczak AJ, Prado-Simón L, Gómez-Robles A, Lapresa M, Carbonell E, Arsuaga J-L, Bermúdez de Castro J-M. 2011. Early Pleistocene human mandible from Sima del Elefante (TE) cave site in Sierra de Atapuerca (Spain): A palaeopathological study. Journal of Human Evolution 61:1-11. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.01.004

25. Smith TM, Tafforeau P, Reid DJ, Pouech J, Lazzari V, Zermeno JP, Guatelli-Steinberg D,Olejniczak AJ, Hoffman A, Radovčić J, Makaremi M, Toussaint M, Stringer C, Hublin J-J. 2010. Dental evidence for ontogenetic differences between modern humans and Neanderthals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107:20923-20928. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1010906107

24. Ali MM, Bhattacharyya P, Olejniczak AJ. 2010. The effects of scholarly productivity and institutional characteristics on the distribution of federal research grants. Journal of Higher Education Research 81:164-178. DOI 10.1353/jhe.0.0084

23. Skinner MM, Evans A, Smith T, Jernvall J, Tafforeau P, Kupczik K, Olejniczak AJ, Rosas A, Radovčić J, Thackeray JF, Toussaint M, Hublin J.-J. 2010. Brief Communication: Contributions of Enamel-Dentine Junction Shape and Enamel Deposition to Primate Molar Crown Complexity. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142:157-163. DOI 10.1002/ajpa.21248

22. Toussaint M, Olejniczak AJ, El Zaatari S, Cattelain P, Flas D, Letourneux C, Pirson S. 2010. The Neandertal lower right deciduous second molar from Trou de l’Abîme at Couvin, Belgium. Journal of Human Evolution 58:56-67. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2009.09.006

21. Kupczik K, Olejniczak AJ, Skinner MM, Hublin J-J. 2009. Molar crown and root size relationship in anthropoid primates. Frontiers of Oral Biology 13:16-22. DOI 10.1159/000242384

20. Pirson S, Cattelain P, El Zaatari S, Flas D, Letourneaux C, Miller R, Olejniczak AJ, Otte M, Toussaint M. 2009. Le Trou de l’Abîme à Couvin Bilan des recherches de laboratoire avant la reprise de nouvelles fouilles en septembre 2009. Notae Praehistoricae 29-2009:59-75.

19. Smith TM, Olejniczak AJ, Kupczik K, Lazzari V, de Vos J, Kullmer O, Schrenk F, Hublin J-J, Jacob T, Tafforeau P. 2009. Taxonomic assessment of the Trinil molars using non-destructive 3D structural and development analysis. PaleoAnthropology 2009:117-129.

18. Smith TM, Harvati K, Olejniczak AJ, Reid DJ, Hublin J-J, Panagopoulou E. 2009. Brief communication: Dental development and enamel thickness in the Lakonis Neanderthal molar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 138:112-118. DOI 10.1002/ajpa.20898

17. Olejniczak AJ, Smith TM, Feeney RNM, Macchiarelli R, Mazurier A, Bondioli L, Rosas A, Fortea J, de la Rasilla M, Garcia-Tabernero A, Radovčić J, Skinner MM, Toussaint M, Hublin J-J. 2008. Dental tissue proportions and enamel thickness in Neandertal and modern human molars. Journal of Human Evolution 55:12-23. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2007.11.004

16. Olejniczak AJ, Smith TM, Skinner MM, Grine FE, Feeney RNM, Thackeray JF, Hublin J-JH. 2008. Three-dimensional molar enamel distribution and thickness in Australopithecus and Paranthropus. Biology Letters 4:406-410. DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0223

15. Smith TM, Olejniczak AJ, Reid DJ, Reh S, Hublin J-J. 2008. Brief Communication: Enamel thickness trends in the dental arcade of humans and chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 136:237-241. DOI 10.1002/ajpa.20796

14. Skinner MM, Wood B, Boesch C, Olejniczak AJ, Rosas A, Smith TM, Hublin J-J. 2008. Dental trait expression at the enamel-dentine junction of lower molars in extant and fossil hominoids. Journal of Human Evolution 54:173-186. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2007.09.012

13. Olejniczak AJ, Smith TM, Wang W, Potts R, Ciochon R, Kullmer O, Schrenk F, Hublin J-J. 2008. Molar enamel thickness and dentine horn height in Gigantopithecus blacki. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135:85-91. DOI 10.1002/ajpa.20711

12. Olejniczak AJ, Tafforeau P, Feeney RNM, Martin LB. 2008. Three-dimensional primate molar enamel thickness. Journal of Human Evolution 54:187-195. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2007.09.014

11. Smith TM, Toussaint M, Reid DJ, Olejniczak AJ, Hublin J-J. 2007. Rapid dental development in a Middle Paleolithic Belgian Neanderthal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 104:20220-20225. DOI 10.1073/pnas.0707051104

10. Smith TM, Reid DJ, Dean MC, Olejniczak AJ, Martin LB. 2007. Molar development in common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Human Evolution 52:201-216. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2006.09.004

9. Olejniczak AJ, Tafforeau P, Temming H, Smith TM, Hublin J-J. 2007. Technical note: compatibility of microtomographic imaging systems for dental measurements. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134:130-134. DOI 10.1002/ajpa.20615

8. Olejniczak AJ, Gilbert CC, Martin LB, Smith TM, Ulhaas L, Grine FE. 2007. Morphology of the enamel-dentine junction in sections of anthropoid primate maxillary molars. Journal of Human Evolution 53:292-301. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2007.04.006

7. Olejniczak AJ, Grine FE. 2006. Assessment of the accuracy of dental enamel thickness measurements using micro-focal X-Ray computed tomography. The Anatomical Record Part A 288A:263-275. DOI 10.1002/ar.a.20307

6. Smith TM, Olejniczak AJ, Reid DJ, Ferrell R, Hublin J-J. 2006. Modern human molar enamel thickness and enamel dentine junction shape. Archives of Oral Biology 51:974-995. DOI 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2006.04.012

5. Smith TM, Olejniczak AJ, Tafforeau P, Reid DJ, Grine FE, Hublin J-J. 2006. Molar crown thickness, volume, and development in South African Middle Stone Age humans. South African Journal of Science 102:513-517.

4. Smith TM, Olejniczak AJ, Martin LB, Reid DJ. 2005. Variation in hominoid molar enamel thickness. Journal of Human Evolution 48:575-592. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2005.02.004

3. Olejniczak AJ, Grine FE. 2005. High-resolution measurement of Neandertal tooth enamel thickness by micro-focal computed tomography. South African Journal of Science 101:219-220.

2. Olejniczak AJ, Martin LB. Ulhaas L. 2004. Quantification of dentine shape in anthropoid primates. Annals of Anatomy 186:479-486. DOI 10.1016/S0940-9602(04)80087-6

1. Martin LB, Olejniczak AJ, Maas MC. 2003. Enamel thickness and microstructure in pitheciin primates, with comments on dietary adaptations of the middle Miocene hominoid Kenyapithecus Journal of Human Evolution 45:351-367. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2003.08.005

PEER REVIEWED CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES.

6. Smith TM, Reid DJ, Olejniczak AJ, Tafforeau PT, Hublin J-J, Toussaint M. 2014. Dental development in and age at death of the Scladina I-4A juvenile Neandertal. In: (Toussaint M, Bonjean D, Eds.) The Scladina I-4A Juvenile Neandertal. Études et Recherches Archéologiques de l’Université de Liège, pp. 155-166.

5. Hublin J-J, Bailey S, Olejniczak A, Smith T, Verna C, Sbihi-Alaoui FZ, Zouak M. 2012. Dental evidence from the Aterian human populations of Morocco. In: (Hublin J-J, McPherron S, Eds.) Modern Origins: A North African Perspective. Springer, Dordrecht, 189-204.

4. Smith TM, Reid DJ, Olejniczak AJ, Bailey S, Glantz M, Viola B, Hublin J-J. 2011. Dental development and age at death of a Middle Paleolithic juvenile hominin from Obi-Rakhmat Grotto, Uzbekistan. In: (Condemi S, Weniger G-C, Eds.) Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe. Springer: Netherlands, pp. 155-163.

3. Mackiewicz P, Wiszniowska T, Olejniczak AJ, Stefaniak K, Socha P, Nadachowski A. 2010. Analysis of dental enamel thickness in bears with special attention to Ursus spelaeus and U. wenzensis (=minimus) in comparison to different representatives of mammals. In: (Nowakowski D, Ed.) Morphology and systematics of fossil vertebrates. Wydawnictwo DN: Wrocław, Poland, pp. 59-76.

2. Smith TM, Reid DJ, Dean MC, Olejniczak AJ, Ferrell RJ, Martin LB. 2007. New perspectives on chimpanzee and human molar development. In: (Bailey SE, Hublin J-J, Eds.) Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution: State of the Art Research in Dental Anthropology. Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 177-192.

1. Olejniczak AJ, Grine FE, Martin LB. 2007. Micro-computed tomography of the post-canine dentition: methodological aspects of three-dimensional data collection. In: (Bailey SE, Hublin J-J, Eds.) Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution: State of the Art Research in Dental Anthropology. Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 103-115.

Community

Community.

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES.

Workshop Participation

  • Metrics for All? Equality and Diversity Workshop. Hosted by the University of Sheffield, as part of the independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 2 December 2014. (link)
  • In metrics we trust? Prospects & pitfalls of new research metrics. Hosted by the University of Sussex, as part of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment. University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 7 October 2014. (link)
  • National Bureau of Economic Research Workshop on Collaboration; presentation entitled “Benchmarking Collaboration and Gauging Research Strengths using Academic Analytics Faculty Scholarly Productivity Database.” Cambridge, MA, 26 June 2013.
  • Digital tools for modeling in anatomy and evolution. Hosted by the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (Dr. Emiliano Bruner), 11 May 2010.
  • Dental Tissues Workshop: 2D and 3D Insights into Human Evolution. Hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Evolution (Dr. Tanya M. Smith and Prof. Jean-Jacques Hublin), 20-23 September 2006.

Ph.D. Committee Membership and Mentoring Activity

  • 2009 Feeney R.N.M., Ph.D. Dissertation: Sexual dimorphism in human dental tissue proportions, The Ohio State University.
  • 2008 High-school practical training course in virtual dental anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. (Student: Lisa Kraß, Johannes Kepler Gymnasium, Leipzig, Germany).

Service and Community Activities

  • Sixty Spring Association, President of the Board of Directors: 2016-present (previously Secretary, 2012-2016).
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting Program Committee: 2009- 2011.
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists Student Prize Selection Committee: 2007-2011.
  • Student appointee to the University President’s Five-Year Plan Task Force, Stony Brook University.
  • Anthropology department representative to the Stony Brook University Graduate Student Senate (Fall 2001-Spring 2002)

Archaeological Excavation

  • 2010 Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain; excavation at Gran Dolina, level TD10.
  • 2008 Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain; excavation at Gran Dolina, level TD10.

Museum Data Collection

  • American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA; National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA; Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA; Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany.
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I love to collaborate, brainstorm, execute research projects, and solve problems. I’m excited to speak with you about scholarly and corporate research, science, scientometrics, or whatever else is on your mind.

    Research Disclosure

    FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC ANALYTICS.

    Anthony co-founded Academic Analytics in 2005 and divested himself of all equity interest and management responsibilities in 2019 to establish the Academic Analytics Research Center (AARC). As an employee of Academic Analytics with no other financial relationship or managerial role within the company, Anthony directs AARC independently and without oversight from Academic Analytics management (Anthony chooses projects and collaborators, and Academic Analytics management do not review or approve research outputs). Anthony and AARC are committed to producing publicly available datasets for all their projects and to publish only open access materials.