Henry G. Small

Henry G. Small, Director, ISI.

Henry G. Small is currently the Senior Scientist at SciTech Strategies, Inc.  He was previously the Director of Contract Research and Chief Scientist at ISI, and held senior positions at the American Institute of Physics in New York.  An Illinois native, he received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1963, and received his Ph.D. in the History of Science and Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1971.  He has published extensively on the topics of citation analysis, cross-disciplinary citation, and bibliometrics, as well as physics and chemistry.  Other interests include the structure of scientific literature and pictorial representation through science mapping.  Small has participated in many professional organizations, and has sat on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science since 1986. He has been an active member of ASIS for many years, and received its highest award, the Award of Merit, in 1998.

This interview explores Henry Small’s life story– the childhood passion for chemistry that grew into a long and successful career, the important influences on his formative years, and his contributions to the history of science and science literature.


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