Eugene Garfield (1925 – 2017)

The EBRNetwork would like to acknowledge one of the giants on whom shoulders we stand. Eugene Garfield was a giant in publishing metrics, including writing about the failure to cite prior research for which he coined the terms ‘bibliographic negligence’ and ‘citation amnesia’. Tributes may be found here:

The first was published a few days after Gene passed away with personal reflections by Ton van Raan. The second by Paul Wouters was published in Nature.

Videos with Gene:
How to Use the Science Citation Index

50 Years of Citation Indexing

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