As a pioneer in automated indexing and retrieval of information since 1955, Eugene Garfield (1925-2017) developed citation databases for science that changed how researchers search and assess the scholarly literature. Now part of Clarivate™, the Web of Science™ indexes the contents and the citation network of the world’s premier scientific and scholarly journals and proceedings and is the direct descendant of the Science Citation Index™, which Garfield introduced in 1964.
As the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™, Dr. Eugene Garfield had many interests related to information science and technology the use of citations (cited references) in information retrieval, research assessment, and the study of the science of science, being key themes of his work. In 2017 Clarivate established an award in his name to honor his legacy by recognizing excellence in the advancement our understanding of research impact and innovation.
Dr. Garfield’s vision of supporting innovation in bibliometrics was unprecedented. He gave special attention to providing support to scientists from around the globe to research and develop new analytical methodologies, indicators, and metrics to advance our understanding of the scientific endeavor.
As a part of our mission to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity, this year we are actively seeking submissions from researchers in emerging nations and specifically from African, Middle Eastern, and Southeast and Western Asian countries.