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So, I wrote Mr Adair back, I thanked him for his idea but I couldn't do anything about it, at the time, okay. But I said to him I was just made editor, later after I left the project, I think I wrote to him and I said, I have been made associate editor of... wouldn't you like to write an article about your idea? And I said, why don't you, and I told him what to do. He wrote this very short article which did appear, and then I took that article which I cited in my paper and wrote the paper for Science, which I submitted to Science and the reason I did that was because I had met Bentley Glass at Johns Hopkins. He was at in the genetics department at Johns Hopkins when I was there and he'd come over to the project, he was always very interested in literature he was on the board of Biological Abstracts, okay and that's how I got to know them and Miles Conrad and so on. So, I wrote this paper and I send it to Bentley Glass who was the associate, one of the editors of Science magazine, you know. And he did a fantastic job of editing, you know, my paper, you know, grammatically and otherwise and eventually, it took a year, I wrote the paper while I was at library school, after I'd left the project, it went through and they published it. So, now the paper came out in '55 I believe it was July of '55.

Eugene Garfield (1925-2017) was an American scientist and publisher. In 1960 Garfield set up the Institute for Scientific Information which produced, among many other things, the Science Citation Index and fulfilled his dream of a multidisciplinary citation index. The impact of this is incalculable: without Garfield’s pioneering work, the field of scientometrics would have a very different landscape, and the study of scholarly communication would be considerably poorer.

Listeners: Henry Small

Henry Small is currently serving part-time as a research scientist at Thomson Reuters. He was formerly the director of research services and chief scientist. He received a joint PhD in chemistry and the history of science from the University of Wisconsin. He began his career as a historian of science at the American Institute of Physics' Center for History and Philosophy of Physics where he served as interim director until joining ISI (now Thomson Reuters) in 1972. He has published over 100 papers and book chapters on topics in citation analysis and the mapping of science. Dr Small is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an Honorary Fellow of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services, and past president of the International Society for Scientometrics and Infometrics. His current research interests include the use of co-citation contexts to understand the nature of inter-disciplinary versus intra-disciplinary science as revealed by science mapping.

Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second

Date story recorded: September 2007

Date story went live: 23 June 2009