The Institute for Scientific Information

Fostering the scientometric community through research and collaboration

Foundational past, visionary future.

The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) builds on the work of Dr. Eugene Garfield – the original founder and pioneer of information science. Named after the company he founded – the forerunner of the Web of Science TM – ISI was reestablished in 2018 and serves as a home for analytic expertise, guided by his legacy and adapted to respond to technological advances.

Our global team of industry recognized experts focuses on the development of existing and new bibliometric and analytical approaches, whilst fostering collaborations with partners and academic colleagues across the global research community.

Read the latest reports

Our Global Research Reports and Insights papers draw on our unique industry insights to offer analysis, ideas and commentary to enlighten and stimulate debate.

Profiles, not metrics

The Plan S footprint: Implications for the scholarly publishing landscape

The Annual G20 Scorecard – Research Performance 2019

Navigating the Structure of Research on Sustainable Development Goals

Global Research Report on South and Southeast Asia

Research Integrity: Understanding our shared responsibility for a sustainable scholarly ecosystem

The Annual G20 Scorecard – Research Performance 2020

Data categorization: understanding choices and outcomes

Subject diversity in research portfolios

Latin America : South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

Ocean Science: sustainability concerns add urgency for research

Climate change research collaboration

Ethnic diversity in STEM in the United States

Central Europe: A profile of the region and its place in the European research network

Making it count: Research credit management in a collaborative world

The Annual G20 Scorecard – Research Performance 2021

The changing research landscape of the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey

Identifying Research Fronts in the Web of Science: From Metrics to Meaning

News and Insights

Highly Cited Researchers tackle SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022
Water is essential to survival and yet extreme, less predictable weather conditions are affecting its availability in many regions. In our blog series about Highly Cited Researchers™ and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we turn our attention to SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

Researcher recognition

We recognize researchers doing influential work through these three annual programs.



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The ISI team

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