The Year Past, the Years Ahead

When launching THE SCIENTIST one year ago, we promised readers a unique publication—the first newspaper for science professionals. We said it would be filled with useful information that scientists and policy-makers could apply in their daily work. We promised news and features found nowhere else. What’s more, we promised an attractive newspaper with arresting color illustrations, an accessible tabloid format, and concise, crisply written stories that respected the time of busy re

Eugene Garfield
Oct 18, 1987

When launching THE SCIENTIST one year ago, we promised readers a unique publication—the first newspaper for science professionals. We said it would be filled with useful information that scientists and policy-makers could apply in their daily work. We promised news and features found nowhere else. What’s more, we promised an attractive newspaper with arresting color illustrations, an accessible tabloid format, and concise, crisply written stories that respected the time of busy researchers and administrators.

Thanks to the dedication and professionalism of our staffs in Washington, D.C., in Uxbridge, England, and in Philadelphia, and the excellent work of our contributing correspondents worldwide, I am gratified to observe on this our first anniversary that we have delivered on these promises. I wish to acknowledge as well the support of our global network of distinguished scientists who served and who continue to serve on our editorial consulting board. Moreover, the readers themselves have...

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