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In the April 1 issue,1 I discussed new gratis features that are now accessible from the Institute for Scientific Information: highly cited authors at www.isihighlycited.com and the editorial sections of Essential Science Indicators at www.in-cites.com, www.esi-topics.com, and www.sciencewatch.com. As I wrote then, I founded ISI in 1954, but I am no longer a shareholder, although I retain an office and the title of chairman emeritus. Essential Science Indicators and its editorial features such as

Eugene Garfield
Apr 14, 2002
In the April 1 issue,1 I discussed new gratis features that are now accessible from the Institute for Scientific Information: highly cited authors at www.isihighlycited.com and the editorial sections of Essential Science Indicators at www.in-cites.com, www.esi-topics.com, and www.sciencewatch.com. As I wrote then, I founded ISI in 1954, but I am no longer a shareholder, although I retain an office and the title of chairman emeritus.

Essential Science Indicators and its editorial features such as Fast-Breaking Papers (in www.esi-topics.com) represent an expansion of similar past endeavors well known to long-time readers of Current Contents or The Scientist. My essays, containing descriptions of these efforts, appeared regularly in Current Contents. These essays and all my other publications over a 45-year period can be accessed free at www.eugenegarfield.org.

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