Researchers invited to apply for $25k Clarivate award

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Clarivate Analytics is inviting researchers to apply for the annual Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. 

Launched last year in memory of Garfield and his pioneering work in scientometrics, this international award will recognise researchers at any stage of their career developing an innovative approach in citation analysis that improves the impact of how scientific research is evaluated.

Garfield developed citation databases that changed how scientists find and assess scholarly literature. This led to the creation of the flagship scientific data platform the Web of Science, which indexes content and interconnected citations from the world’s premier scientific and scholarly journals. Google co- founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin referenced Garfield’s work on citation analysis in their patent for PageRank, the algorithm that powers their eponymous search engine.

The winner will be awarded US$25k and Clarivate Analytics will provide the successful applicant with support and complimentary access to Web of Science data. The awardee will also be invited to give a research presentation at the 23rd Science and Technology Indicators Conference in Leiden, Netherlands and to meet and collaborate with the team at Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), founded by Garfield.

Jonathan Adams, director, Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate Analytics, said: 'The Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in citation analysis offers an opportunity to support and extend the excellent work that Dr. Garfield and his collaborators conducted in mapping and analysing science. 

'To be successful, we seek novel approaches in citation analysis that can be applied to challenges in information retrieval, science, technology and innovation indicators or in studying the science of science. The emphasis is on innovation and not on extensions to existing research themes. ISI has a strong commitment to support and engage with the community and we look forward to reading the applications.'

Last year, applications were received from across 18 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and South and Central America. Jian Wang, assistant professor at the Science Based Business Program, Faculty of Science, Leiden University in the Netherlands, was selected for the award based on his work at the intersection of information science, economics and public policy.

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