Established in 2017, this international award honors Eugene Garfield’s legacy of generosity and support for scientists around the world. It recognizes early career researchers in scientometrics developing innovative techniques in citation analysis that deepen our understanding of scientific and scholarly communication.
The late Dr. Saeed Ul Hassan’s proposal focused on improving science communications using AI. His project was to develop an automated, freely available online tool that would both simplify and summarize text from scientific literature, addressing the real-world challenge of making scientific papers approachable and accessible to the public.
Sadly, Dr. Ul Hassan passed away suddenly before he could be informed of his success.
Senior lecturer in AI/Data Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
With the SCI, Eugene Garfield introduced the concept of
citation indexing for the scientific literature. SCI data also
served as a foundation for quantitative studies in the
history and sociology of science and eventually gave
birth to the field of scientometrics.
“[Garfield] saw in his creations a better science for society and the ideal of a unified body of knowledge accessible to all.”
— Paul Wouters, professor of scientometrics and director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands
The Web of Science Core Collection now covers:
87M source items
2B cited references
|2016||Clarivate acquires the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) product range and continues the original business and intellectual legacy of Eugene Garfield.|
Garfield’s innovative products have been used by researchers seeking the best research papers in their disciplines and by administrators seeking to understand the impact of journals and the evolution of ideas captured in the literature, as well as to evaluate the research performance of universities, government programs and researchers.
|1997||The Web of Science is introduced — as a web version combining Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).|
SCI and SSCI coverage
1900 to present
1975 to present
|1992||Thomson Corporation acquires ISI.|
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) becomes its own product and publishes for each indexed journal:
|1988||CD-ROM version of the SCI is introduced. Digital versions eliminated manual searching through multiple and heavy printed volumes and increased adoption.|
|1978||ISI introduces the A&HCI.|
|1976||ISI publishes the first JCR.|
|1973||ISI introduces the SSCI.|
|1964||ISI publishes the first SCI, fulfilling Garfield’s original proposal in 1955 for citation indexing of scientific literature.|
“I think you’re making history, Gene!”
So said Nobel laureate and molecular biologist Joshua Lederberg to his friend Eugene Garfield while they were building the SCI.
|1960||Eugene Garfield establishes ISI in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States as a commercial entity to produce a wide range of current awareness and information retrieval products.|
ISI (1960-1992) was an innovative and risk-taking organization that pioneered many new concepts while rapidly adopting the latest technology in