Black and white photograph depicting Eugene Garfield (1925-2017) posing with a large medal having been awarded the Derek de Solla Price Memorial Award, or Price Medal, by Michael J. Moravcsik (1928-1989) on behalf of the editorial and advisory board of the international journal, Scientometrics.
Eugene Garfield was a prominent American information scientist and pioneer in the field of scientometrics. He was the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), a renowned academic publishing service that offered scientometric and bibliographic database services and specialized in citation index and analysis. Garfield was also the inventor of the Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Current Contents, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. These inventions provided an objective and quantitative basis for analyzing information flow in scientific communication and fostered the growth of the field of scientometrics.
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Benson, Neil. “Eugene Garfield Presented with the Price Medal by Michael J. Moravcsik,” 1984. Eugene Garfield Papers, Box 123. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/w9lojjn.
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