Web of Science: Science Citation Index - 50th Anniversary.

Date of news item: 06 May 2014

Thomson Reuters have announced that they are celebrating the forthcoming 50th Anniversary of the Science Citation Index.

The Science Citation Index (SCI) began in 1964 as a five-volume print edition of indexed scientific work. Dr. Eugene Garfield's unique way of making connections between scientific research proved to be just the beginning of the vast world of research discovery and analytics with Thomson Reuters Web of Science. Read more about this at:

Here you will also find:

  • Links to vintage video instructions for how to use SCI, recorded by Dr Garfield himself.
  • A Podcast - David Pendlebury, Citation Analyst, talks about the impact of citation data over the past 50 years and how he envisions research to evolve with holographic displays.
  • Users reflect how they have used the Web of Science over the years to facilitate and enhance their research efforts.
  • SCI Timeline

Please also note the availability of the Web of Science brochure, available online at:

If you have any questions or require assistance please contact wok@mimas.ac.uk.