2019 Eugene Garfield Award for
Innovation in Citation Analysis


Dr. Eugene Garfield pioneered the practice of citation analysis and informetrics, developing numerous citation databases that changed how scientists find and assess scholarly literature, including the Web of Science.  To honor his legacy, Clarivate Analytics established the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis in 2017. Learn more about Dr. Garfield and his pioneering work here.

Upon receiving the award last year, Dr. Orion Penner said, “This award affords me the opportunity to shift my research in a new direction that previously I felt was too risky. I see this as an excellent opportunity to step up efforts aimed at evaluating the current generation of machine learning and natural language processing algorithms as they may be applied to the citation and publication data in the Web of Science. The output will be of significant value to my ongoing research on academic careers, as well as in establishing my independent research program.”

In 2019, we once again seek early career researchers who are within 10 years of receiving their doctoral degree.  Past awardees have been interested in using citation data to identify novel research or pivotal works that shift lines of inquiry in published literature, but we are open to all applications that present truly innovative uses of citation analysis, not incremental improvements on existing work.  We are also interested in work that has a clear application and utility to information science and scientometrics. 

The application period is open until May 31st. The winner will be notified in August 2019.

The 2018 Award Ceremony (L-R): Saeed Ul Hassan (2017 honorable mention), Orion Penner, and Jian Wang

Learn About Past Winners:


Leiden University

2019 Award Details

The application period is open from April 4th until May 31st.  The winner will be notified in August. 

The award amount is $25k USD, paid in a single installment. In addition to the award, Clarivate Analytics will provide the successful applicant with research access to a selection of Web of Science data.

A review committee will evaluate applications for novelty, utility and innovation, and the winner will be notified in August 2019.

For the 2019 award cycle, applicants must be an early-career researcher, no more than PhD + 10 years at the time of application.

Please download the application forms below and submit completed applications to GarfieldAward@clarivate.com by the deadline.

Download Application Forms