2022 Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis


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.


To be eligible, you must be an early career researcher: No more than PhD + 10 years at the time of application.

The award will be granted to the applicant who demonstrates an innovative approach to scientific evaluation that will utilize either citation analysis or a combination of citation analysis and additional data sources to address any research areas that include, but are not limited, to:

  • Research integrity:
    • Methods to track, analyze and account for corrected and retracted articles in evaluations
    • Methods and frameworks to tackle the reproducibility crisis
  • Research evaluation:
    • Novel indicators of institutional and researcher impact
    • Novel indicators to track the societal impact of research
  • Diversity & Inclusion:
    • Methods to track diversity and inclusion
    • Methods to map and track diverse teams
    • Methods to analyze the output and impact of diverse teams (on national and international levels)
    • Developing diversity and inclusion indicators
  • Sustainability and innovation:
    • New methods to apply Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) in research evaluation
    • New methods to track innovation through publications
    • Methods to identify emerging topics

About the Award 

The award amount is $25k USD, paid in a single instalment.

In addition to the award, Clarivate provides the successful applicant with research access to a selection of the Web of Science data.

A review committee evaluates applications for novelty, utility and innovation, and announces the winner publicly in September/October each year.

How to Apply 

To apply, please fill in this form by Friday July 1, 2022.

The award winner will be notified by September 2, 2022.

Read the Terms and Conditions here.

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Past winners

Elena Pallari

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Dr Giacomo Livan

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Dr Erjia Yan

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Dr Orion Penner

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Dr Jian Wang

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