Women and Diversity: Paper of the Year Award


The Women and Diversity Committee is pleased to sponsor the “W&D Paper of the Year Award." All SLB members that belong to “Women and Diversity” category and have published first-author, corresponding-author or senior-author paper within last 5 years are invited to apply for this award. The only criterion that we will use for the evaluation of the paper is its importance based on the amount of citations per year. The winner will be invited to give a short presentation about his/her research at a session during the Annual SLB Conference. As well, the awardee will also be invited to participate in the panel discussion during W&D Forum session and will be featured on W&D web page. A stipend is provided with the award plaque at time of presentation.

The award presentation may not be on a new, unrelated abstract.  The abstract submitted to the system needs to be related to the original manuscript to be considered for an award based on being highly cited. The award presentation may include new data from the original work and can also discuss the influence the highly cited paper had on the author's work and the research of others.  For a good example of this blend of the original highly cited paper and new perspectives, listen to the 2012 awardee in this category via the 2012 Meeting Archive page.

To apply for the W&D “Paper of the Year Award” applicants should use the SLB on-line abstract submission system. Submit a statement indicating how they fit the “W&D” category, a short CV and the full reference for one selected article published within the last 5 years with calculated citations per year according to the Web of Science database.  The citation report must also be included with the application.  The applicant may be either first author, senior author, or corresponding author. Equal contribution will be given to first, senior and corresponding author.  In order to receive this award, the applicant must register and submit an abstracts for the meeting. The individual must also be a current member of the society.  While publishing in JLB is not required, preferential consideration will be given to nominees that have published in JLB in the last 4 years in the event of equally deserving candidates.


For questions about the W&D Paper of the Year Award, application process etc, please email Vijaya Iragavarapu or Amanda Brown.



Apply for the 2018 Paper of the Year Award during abstract submission which is now open. Email with questions! When you are ready to apply, be sure to first register for the meeting and then follow the instructions to submit an abstract.  During abstract submission, you will be prompted to apply for awards.
 

Past Paper of the Year Winners

 
Stephanie Eisenbarth (2012)
No Award 2013
Silke Paust (2014)
Ilhem Messaoudi (2015)
Elzbieta Kolaczkowska (2016)
Rachel Caspi (2017)