About Ulrich Herb

About Ulrich Herb

About Ulrich Herb

University graduations

Degree in Sociology at Saarland University (Diplom-Soziologe, M.A. equivalent), PhD in Information Science at Saarland University.

Main Research Areas

Electronic publishing, science communication & science infrastructure, scientific publishing, science research, scientometrics, social media, media & information journalism, science journalism.


Since 2001 working for the Saarland University and State Library as project manager and Open Access expert and since 2011 freelancing for scidecode science consulting. For a more detailed CV please visit my LinkedIn or ORCID profile, on this website you will also find a list of my publications and presentations.


University projects

Since 2001 project manager of a number of third-party funded projects (mainly funded by the German Research Foundation DFG) at the Saarland University and State Library (SULB), among others:

scinoptica consulting projects

scidecode consulting projects

Other project-like activities

Memberships in Committees and Associations

Current Memberships in Committees and Associations

Former Memberships in Committees and Associations

Publications, Reviewer activities, Memberships in Editorial Boards

  • Ongoing publications of a scientific and journalistic character and lectures at scientific congresses and conferences.
  • Member of the editorial boards of the journals Information, Wissenschaft & Praxis und Young Information Scientist
  • Reviewer for various scientific journals, e.g. Scientometrics, Information – Open Access Information Science Journal, First Monday, Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen & Bibliothekare, Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis (TATuP), Young Information Scientist and Information, Wissenschaft & Praxis.
  • Reviewer of applications for funding from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG), the Leibniz Association (Leibniz Competition), swissuniversities and the Tyrolean Science Funding Programme.

Teaching assignments