Professor  Isabella Peters

Web Science
T: +49-431-8814-623
T: +49-431-8814-623
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel


Professor of Web Science

Key activities

  • Social Media and Web 2.0 (in particular user-generated content)
  • Science 2.0
  • Scholarly communication on the Social Web
  • Altmetrics
  • DFG project "*metrics"
  • Knowledge representation
  • Information Retrieval

Professional background

  • 2002-2007:
    Studies of German Linguistics, German Literature and Information Science at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf
  • 2009:
    PhD in information science in Düsseldorf
  • 2010:
    Award of the "Verein zur Förderung der Informationswissenschaft e.V." for the PhD thesis: "Folksonomies in Knowledge Representation  and Information Retrieval" (2009)
  • 2007-2013:
    Research Assistant in the Department of Information Science at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
  • 2013:
    Visiting Scholar at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal, and the Department of Information and Library Science, Indiana University Bloomington

Other professional activities

  • Active in the Association for Information Science and Technology (in particular European Chapter and SIGMetrics)
  • Active in the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0
  • Reviewer for national and international journals and conferences (for instance PloS One, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Aslib Proceedings, Webology, Social Information Research, International Symposium of Information Science, Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, …)
  • Member of the High Level Expert Group of the European Commission "Expert Group on Altmetrics"
  • Head of the Metrics Working Group in LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche)