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, since 2020 had of the Publication and Research Support Department, since 2011 freelance science consulting for several consulting companies, since 2022 associate of scidecode science consulting – De Castro, Herb, Rothfritz GbR. 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 several third-party funded projects (mainly funded by the German Research Foundation DFG) at the Saarland University and State Library (SULB), among others:

Sci:Debug (formerly scinoptica) consulting projects

OUROUK Conseil (Paris) consulting projects

scidecode science 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