2019 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship winner
In conjunction with its 17th International Conference to be held September 2-5, 2019 in Rome, Italy, the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) solicited nominations for the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to foster research in informetrics, including bibliometrics, scientometrics, webmetrics and altmetrics by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research.
We were very pleased to receive 6 nominations for this year’s award. All nominees submitted their doctoral research proposals, papers submitted to the ISSI conference, and CVs. The nominees have produced high quality and visionary work and selecting an award winner among them was not easy. Each committee member reviewed all nominations. Results were then compiled, and the committee arrived at a final consensus after a thorough discussion.
We are happy to announce that Jiangen He from Drexel University in the United States is the winner of the 2019 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship.
In addition, two other nominees stood out and receive honourable mention: Ms. Adèle Paul-Hus from the Université de Montréal (Canada) and mr. Zhichao Fang from CWTS Leiden (the Netherlands).
At ISSI2019 Jiangen He will present a paper co-authored with his supervisor Chaomei Chen on ‘The Citations of Papers with Conflicting Reviews and Confident Reviewers’ as the special Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship Lecture. This forms part of his dissertation work that focuses on the development of quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of how science advances, especially through machine learning, visual analytics, and predictive analysis.
Upon being notified about the award Jiangen He stated: "I am very pleased and honored to receive the 2019 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award. I am always inspired by exploring and integrating new avenues in research. The award is a great encouragement for me to do so. I will continue developing quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of how science advances, especially through machine learning, visual analytics, and predictive analysis. I would like to share this recognition with my advisor Professor Chaomei Chen at Drexel University for his excellent advising and inspirational support. He is also my scientific role model because he always has a passion for science and ambition to make nontrivial contributions. I also wish to thank the award committee, the Eugene Garfield Foundation, and ISSI for their efforts to support doctoral research in our field.”
Details about the application process, selection criteria and award are available here. The scholarship award consists of a 3,000 USD grant to support participation of the winner in the ISSI2019 conference.
The committee for the 2019 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship consisted of the following scholars:
- Nees Jan van Eck, CWTS, Leiden University, the Netherlands (ISSI Board member)
- Elías Sanz Casado, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
- Gemma Derrick, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
- Birger Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark (ISSI Board member; Chair)
We thank all nominees for submitting their work for assessment, and congratulate them on the high quality of their work, which bodes well for the new generation of ISSI researchers and scholars!