Peter Ingwersen

PhD (Merc.)

  • A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, A, acm15

    2450 København SV


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Graduated as Librarian from the Royal School of LIS (RSLIS), Copenhagen, Denmark, 1973. Ph.D. , Copenhagen Business School, 1991.
1981-84 I joined the Online Service staff of the Information Retrieval Service, the European Space Agency (ESA-IRS), Frascati, Italy, as ESA Research Fellow.
After return to Denmark I organized and became Head of the M.Sc. program in Library and Information Science at RSLIS 1990-93. From 1993 I became Head of the Department of Information Retrieval Theory, in 1999 merged with the Department of Information Studies.
Simultaneously, I was senior researcher at the Centre for Informetric Studies (CIS), RSLIS, 1996-2000. From January 2001 I became Research Professor in Information Science and was called as Full Professor in 2006. I retired as Professor Emeritus 2010 from RSLIS, now merged with University of Copenhagen.
Visiting or Adjunct Professor (more than 4 weeks) at Rutgers University, USA, 1987; keio University, Tokio, Japan, 1996; University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 1997; Tampere University, Finland, 1999-2002; Shanghai Library and China Academy of Science, China, 2003 & 2008; National Centre for Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 2010. Professor II at Oslo University College, Norway, 2010-13.
Invited to hold the Chair of Excellence, for six months 2011-12 at University Carlos III Madrid, Spain.

Honored by the degree Dr. Ph., Honoris Causa in 2010 by the Information Science Faculty of University of Tampere, in 2014 the degree of Dr. Pol. Sc., Honoris Causa by Åbo Akademi University, both in Finland, and in 2015 the degree of Dr., Honoris Causa by the University Carlos III Madrid, Spain.

Awards and Scientific Prices: 

2016 ASIS&T Award of Merit, in recognition of his contributions to Information Science and his international mentorship over four decades.

2015 Tony Kent Strix Award in recognition of his major and sustained contributions to the field of
information retrieval

2009 ASIST LA Chapter CISTA Award for continuos Contributions to Information Science and

2007 ASIST Outstanding Teacher Award, for his international curriculum development and teaching in  Information Science.

2005 Derek de Solla Price Medal, for his research in Scientometrics and Webometrics.

2005 Thomson Award of Research Excellence, as the most internationally cited Danish Social Science researcher.

2003 ASIST Research Award, for work on cognitive approaches to Information Retrieval research.

1994 ASIS, New Jersey Chapter Distinguish Lectureship Award.

1993 Jason Farradane Award (UK) by the Institute for Informatio Scientists.

Personal Website with all publications, many in full text for download and detailed CV, covering 1982-2017:

Education/Academic qualification

Information Science, PhD (Merc.), Copenhagen Business School

External positions

Professor Emeritus, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen

1 Jul 2010 → …


  • Media Research
  • information behavior
  • information retrieval
  • research analysis
  • scientometrics
  • scientific communication

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Research Output 2002 2018

Becoming Metric-Wise. A Bibliometric Guide for Researchers, Ronald Rousseau, Leo Egghe and Raf Guns, Elsevier/Chandos Publishing (2018). 385 pages

Ingwersen, P., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Informetrics. 12, 3, p. 703-705 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearchpeer-review

information science
2 Citations (Scopus)
34 Downloads (Pure)

Smart City Research 1990-2016

Ingwersen, P. & Serrano-López, A. E., 1 Nov 2018, In : Scientometrics. 117, 2, p. 1205-1236 32 p.

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Electronics engineering
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10 Downloads (Pure)

To Phrase or Not to Phrase – Impact of User versus System Term Dependence upon Retrieval

Lioma, C., Larsen, B. & Ingwersen, P., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Data and Information Management. 2, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Information retrieval systems
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Lioma, C., Larsen, B., Ingwersen, P., Van Rijsbergen, K., Kurland, O. & Metzler, D., 30 Oct 2013, In : ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.

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Evaluation of strategic research programs: The case of Danish environmental research 1993-2002

Ingwersen, P. & Larsen, B., 1 Dec 2005, Proceedings of ISSI 2005: 10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. Vol. 2. p. 450-459 10 p.

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environmental research