Best Paper Award

SETAC JournalsEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) each bestow a best paper award annually for an article that was published in the prior volume year. Articles are nominated by editors, with input from reviewers of the papers, and judged by a committee comprised of a subset of editors from the respective journals.

Eligibility

Authors do not need to be SETAC members to be considered for this award.

Selection Process

Editors seek to recognize innovative or creative papers, with transparent, reproducible, rigorous and relevant science. The quality and clarity of the presentation will be considered, as will the potential impact of the paper on its field.

Award Procedure

The SETAC Global Executive Director will notify the first author (and corresponding author, if different) ahead of the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, but the award will be presented at any SETAC annual meeting that is most convenient to the first author. First authors will be presented with an award package that includes:

  1. An award plaque  (as well as letters of recognition for the coauthors of the winning papers)
  2. A future open-access paper in either of the SETAC journals (value of US $3,000)
  3. A free Wiley book
  4. A cash award from SETAC (US $1,000)
  5. A one-year SETAC membership (value of US $140)
  6. Paid registration for the first author to the SETAC annual meeting where the award will be presented

SETAC will also acknowledge runner-up papers with letters of recognition for all authors. For a full list of previous winners and access to their papers, please visit the Best Paper Award pages for ET&C and IEAM.

Best Student Paper Award

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In late 2015, the ET&C Best Student Paper Award was expanded to include IEAM and changed to the “SETAC Journals Best Student Paper Award” and introduced a generous cash award from its sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive. Each year, the SETAC journals will offer an award for the best student paper published in the previous volume. The award will be given when a paper is decided as representative of the best research published in the SETAC journals and is not mandatory.

Eligibility

The first author on the paper must be or have been a student from which the published work was based on to be considered for the award. Authors do not need to be SETAC members to be considered for this award.

Selection Process

Articles will be judged on the following criteria:

  • The paper is creative or innovative. This can be in terms of methods, organization, generation of knowledge, or in translation between science and applications.
  • The paper is comprehensive and integrative. This refers to synthesis of knowledge across disciplines, geographic boundaries, cultures, or organizations.

And will consider the following factors:

  • The paper has a high scientific impact. There is evidence that the paper has been recognized by readers and reviewers as worthy of attention.
  • The paper is of public and professional interest.
  • The quality of the science is high. Measurements and methods should be transparent, verifiable, reproducible, rigorous, reliable, and relevant.
  • The presentation of the science is of high quality.
  • Findings are provided in context with other work (corroborative, weight of evidence). Results are presented in a clear and unbiased manner (e.g. negative as well as positive results are discussed, not over-extrapolated).
  • The paper is visually attractive, economical in use of words and tables and figures and space, well organized, clear, and easy to read.

Award Procedure

The SETAC Global Executive Director will notify the first author (and corresponding author, if different) ahead of the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, but the award will be presented at any SETAC annual meeting that is most convenient to the first author. The first author will be presented with an award package that includes:

  • An award plaque (as well as letters of recognition for the coauthors of the winning papers)
  • A cash award from Colgate Palmolive ($2500 US)
  • A one-year SETAC membership (value of $140 US)
  • Paid registration for the first author to the SETAC annual meeting of choice where the award will be presented in person.

For more information download the SOP for the Best Student Paper Award

For further information contact Rebecca Bundschuh