The Institute for Scientific Information

Foundational past, visionary future.

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

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

The Institute for Scientific Information

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    Maintains the foundational knowledge and editorial rigor upon which the Web of Science index and its related products and services are built.
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    Carries out research to sustain, extend and improve the knowledge base and disseminates that knowledge to our colleagues, partners and all those who deal with research in academia, corporations, funders, publishers and governments.

Data categorization: understanding choices and outcomes

New from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™

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

Each one in the series demonstrates the huge potential of research data to inform management issues in research assessment and research policy and to accelerate development of the global research base.

Editorial Integrity

The robust evaluation and curation of our data make the Web of Science Core Collection™ the world’s most trusted publisher-independent global citation database.

Eugene Garfield Award

This international award recognizes early career researchers developing an innovative approach in citation analysis that improves the impact of how scientific research is evaluated.

Introducing the ISI leadership team

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams is Chief Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Information. He is also a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Policy Institute. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary D.Sc. by the University of Exeter for his work in higher education and research policy.

David Pendlebury

David Pendlebury is Head of Research Analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information. Since 1983 he has used the Web of Science data to study the structure and dynamics of research. He worked for many years with ISI founder Eugene Garfield. With Henry Small, David developed the Web of Science Essential Science Indicators™.

Dr Nandita Quaderi

Dr Nandita Quaderi is Editor-in-Chief of the Web of Science™ with responsibility for the policies and practices governing selection for the Web of Science and inclusion in Journal Citation Reports™. Dr Quaderi’s previous roles include Publishing Director of Open Research at Springer Nature and Principal Investigator at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London.

Dr Martin Szomszor

Dr Martin Szomszor is Director at the Institute for Scientific Information. He has a background in Computer Science, with expertise in knowledge engineering, machine learning and natural language processing. He was named a 2015 top-50 UK Information Age data leader for his work in creating the REF2014 impact case studies database for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

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