Eugene Garfield Award open for applications

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Eugene Garfield

Clarivate has opened applications for The Eugene Garfield Award, which recognises early-career scientists working on innovative approaches in citation analysis. The award was launched in 2017 and has an unrestricted prize of $25,000.

As a part of the company’s mission to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity, this year Clarivate is actively seeking submissions from researchers in emerging nations and especially from African, Middle Eastern, and Southeast and Western Asian countries.   

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. Three decades before the invention of the World Wide Web Dr. Garfield connected the immense body of scientific knowledge in a network with the creation of the first Science Citation Index.

Now a Clarivate product, the Web of Science indexes the contents and the citation network of the world’s premier scientific and scholarly journals, proceedings and books. It is the result of continuous evolution and innovation of the Science Citation Index, which Garfield introduced in 1964.  

Gali Halevi, director of the Institute for Scientific Information, part of Clarivate, said: 'In 2017 Clarivate established an award in Dr Garfield’s name to recognize 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 who research and develop new analytical methodologies, indicators, and metrics to advance our understanding of how the world’s most complex problems are solved. He was also a passionate supporter and mentor of many early career researchers across the world, and through the Garfield Award we hope to honour his legacy.'

More about the award and how to enter

An award of $25,000 and access to Clarivate data will be granted to the applicant who demonstrates an innovative approach to scientific evaluation that will utilise either citation analysis or a combination of citation analysis and additional data sources. The Institute for Scientific Information is particularly interested in applications that relate to the research legacy of Dr Eugene Garfield, research integrity, research evaluation, diversity and inclusion and/or sustainability and innovation.

The deadline for applications is 1 July and the award winner will be notified by 1 September. For more information, including Terms and Conditions and how to enter, visit the award page.