The Scientist Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary-
And Its Millionth 'Hit' On The World Wide Web
|This is the 240th consecutive issue of The Scientist, marking our 10th anniversary. Such a milestone prompted this review of the publication's original mission statement.
In my inaugural commentary (E. Garfield, The Scientist, Oct. 20, 1986, page 9), which is reprinted on the following page, I discussed the basic reason for its launch: to be the first trade newspaper for scientists. We envisioned that it would be similar to publications for physicians, engineers, and lawyers that focus on practical information about career opportunities and professional concerns-in short, the human side of science.
The motivation to create a trade scientific newspaper grew out of my early interest in creating effective tools to help manage the information flood....