Dietmar Wolfram

Dietmar Wolfram

  • Associate Dean & Head of School, School of Information Studies


  • PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario
  • MLIS, University of Western Ontario
  • BSc, History of Science and Computer Science, University of Western Ontario


Dietmar Wolfram is a professor and Senior Associate Dean at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He completed a PhD in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario prior to joining UWM in 1990. He teaches courses in information science, information retrieval, and research methods. Dr. Wolfram’s research interests include Applied Bibliometrics/Informetrics & Scholarly Communication; Information Retrieval Systems Design and Evaluation; User Studies. His work has been funded by OCLC, University of Wisconsin System, U.S. Department of Education, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Thomson Reuters, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Prof. Wolfram’s publications have appeared in IEEE Computer, Information Processing & Management, Journal of Documentation, Journal of Information Science, Journal of Informetrics, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Online Information Review, and Scientometrics, among others.

Courses Taught

571 Information Access and Retrieval
799 Research Methods in Information Studies
901 Doctoral Seminar in Information Studies
970 Doctoral Seminar in Information Retrieval

Sample Publications

Wolfram, D., Wang, P., Park, H., & Hembree, A. (2020). Open Peer Review: Promoting transparency in Open Science. Scientometrics. DOI:

Park, H., You, S., & Wolfram, D. (2018). Informal data citation for data sharing and re-use is more common than formal data citation in biomedical fields. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 69(11), 1346-1354. DOI:

Hilário, C. M., Martínez-Ávila, D., Grácio, M. C. C., & Wolfram, D. (2018). Authorship in science: A critical analysis from a Foucauldian perspective. Research Evaluation, 27(2), 63-72. DOI:

Lu, K., Cai, X., Ajiferuke, I., & Wolfram, D. (2017). Vocabulary size and its effect on topic representation. Information Processing & Management. 53, 653-665. DOI:

Ding, Y., Rousseau, R., & Wolfram, D. (Eds.). (2014). Measuring scholarly impact: Methods and practice. Berlin: Springer.