Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters

Head of working group

Hermann-Rodewald-Straße 3, R. 506 HRS3
Phone: +49 431 880-7286
Telefax: +49 431 880-7615


Focus of interest

  • Social Media and Web 2.0 (especially user-generated content)
  • Science 2.0
  • Scientific communication in the social web
  • Altmetrics
  • Representation of knowledge
  • Information retrieval
  • Web and Society

Academic background

  • 2002-2007: Studies of German linguistics, German Literature and Information Science at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf
  • 2009: PhD in Information Science "Folksonomies in knowledge representation and information retrieval", Düsseldorf
  • 2010: PhD thesis got a rewarded by the VFI ( Vereins zur Förderung der Informationswissenschaft e.V.)
  • 2007 - 2013: Research assistant at the institute for Information Science, 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

Work-related activities

  • Engagement in the Association for Information Science and Technology (especially European Chapter and SIGMetrics) 
  •  Engagement in the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 
  •  Reviewer of national and internationalen journals and conferences (e.g. 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, …)
  • Coeditor of journal Webology
  • Organizer of the student workshop for information science research