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.

Today, as the ‘university’ of the Web of Science, ISI both:

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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. Our robust evaluation and curation have been informed by research use and objective analysis for almost half a century. Selective, structured and complete data in the Web of Science provide rich insights into the contribution and value of the world's most impactful scientific and research journals. These expert insights enable researchers, publishers, editors, librarians and funders to explore the key drivers of a journal's value for diverse audiences, making better use of the wide body of data and metrics available.
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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 via our reports and publications and at events and conferences.

The Annual G20 Scorecard – Research Performance 2020

New from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™

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Reports and Publications

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.

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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.

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