Ulrich Herb – Higher Education: German diploma (MA equivalent) in Sociology from Saarland University, PhD in Information Science at Saarland University.

Focus areas: electronic publishing, science communication & infrastructure, scientific publishing, scientometrics, science research, social media, media & information journalism, science journalism. Social research and market research for Thomas Hippchen social & market research and Dr. von Keitz Communication Research.

Since 2001 project manager for several third-party funded projects (funded mostly through the German Research Foundation DFG) at SULB (Saarland University and Saarland State Library) including:

  • Virtual Library Psychology
  • Digital Psychology Information
  • OPUS 4 (Re-Design of an E-Publishing Software)
  • Open-Access-Statistics
  • JISC Usage Statistics Project, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)

Member of:

Former member of:

  • Member of the Sounding Board “Communication of Open Science” of the Max Planck Society (2013)
  • Open Access Working Group of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Association
  • Expert Group „Copyright for the Information Society” of Google’s collaboratory

Publications and lectures: 
Publications in and lectures for a variety of professional bodies in the fields of Information Science and Science Research.

Editorial board member  (Information, Wissenschaft & Praxis), Reviewer for several scientific journals (including ScientometricsInformation – Open Access Information Science Journal, First Monday, Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen & BibliothekareTechnikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis“ (TATuP) and Information, Wissenschaft & Praxis). Reviewer of applications for funding from the German Research Foundation and the Leibniz Association (Leibniz Competition).


  • Saarland University (SULB), project manager  & scientific publishing expert
  • Spring semester 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017: Stuttgart Media University (HdM)
  • Winter semester 2011/2012 and summer semester 2012: Visiting lecturer at Saarland University/ Germany
  • Spring semester 2011: Visiting lecturer in Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Chur/Switzerland
  • Annual invited lectures in Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Chur/Switzerland since 2015