Each year since 2002, analysts at Clarivate Analytics have mined millions of citations in the Web of Science to identify top-tier researchers in physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry – fields recognized by the Nobel Prizes in science.

It also names Citation Laureates in economics since the Swedish National Bank established an award in this domain, in memory of Alfred Nobel, in 1968. This interesting news came from a release from Clarivate Analytics titled, “Identifying extreme impact in research, Clarivate Analytics uses citations to forecast Nobel Prize winners.”

Clarivate Analytics recently announced its 2017 Citation Laureates. Citation Laureates are scientists and economists whose publications have been cited so often by their colleagues – and thus who have been so influential – that they are forecast as potential recipients of the Nobel Prize in this year or in the future.

Ironically, we recently wrote about remembering and celebrating the life of Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. Earlier this year Clarivate Analytics started a memorial scholarship to honor Eugene Garfield’s legacy. The Eugene Garfield Information Sciences Pioneer Award will be given annually to at least one promising information scientist, selected by a board of prominent scientometricians.

Melody K. Smith

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