(27 February 2017) Eugene Garfield, who launched the field of citation analysis, died yesterday (February 26) in Pennsylvania. He was 91.
Garfield founded the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in 1955. In addition to the ISI’s Science Citation Index, a system used to chart connections between pieces of scientific literature that later became accessible electronically via the Web of Science, Garfield launched Current Contents, an early effort that sought to compile important information on the scientific literature. He founded The Scientist in 1986, as a news magazine for researchers.
To know more about Dr. Garfield’s achievements and contribution to information management, read an appreciation in The Scientist.