Editorial | The Algerian Paper of the Year Awards, 2013 edition

ByOussama Metatla

Editorial | The Algerian Paper of the Year Awards, 2013 edition

Producing scientific work that pushes the boundaries of science is an intensive process that requires rigorous planning, hard work, commitment and creativity as well as a scientific culture that supports these efforts. Recognising and celebrating contributions that advance scientific knowledge are therefore essential to nurturing and maintaining successful research environments.

To this end, anasr.org is launching the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards, an annual award to recognise and celebrate scientific publications across the various research disciplines. For this year’s edition, one paper from each of the following five research disciplines will be chosen to receive the Algerian Paper of the Year Award 2013:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Medicine, Pharmacy & Veterinary Sciences
  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Chemical Sciences

AwardsFlyerOfficial1stCallv3Submissions for the awards are open to all papers as long as they report on work that have been mainly carried out in an Algerian university or research organisation. Papers must also have been published in a peer reviewed journal, magazine or proceedings between the 1 of January 2012 and the 31st of December 2012. Additionally, papers containing work performed in collaboration with organisations outside of Algeria are also accepted for consideration.

anasr.org‘s Awards Committee will short list promising papers from the set of  submissions to each research discipline. Shortlisted papers will then be reviewed by a panel of international experts who will judge the merit of each paper on the basis of scientific excellence, originality and impact. The panel of experts will be chosen based on the specialism of the papers received and will be announced at a later date.

The laureates will be awarded a commemoration plaque bearing the name of the authors, the paper’s title and the year of the award. Additionally, each author on the paper will receive an award certificate. The winners from each discipline will also be given the opportunity to be featured in an exclusive interview on Inspire Magazine.

Why you should enter the awards competition?

The Algerian Paper of the Year Awards offer an opportunity to promote the work produced from Algerian research institutions. Whether a runner up or the ultimate winner in a particular discipline, submitted papers will be judged by high caliber experts in the corresponding field of research from renowned universities and so will benefit from a constructive and rigorous reviewing process.

Additionally, an article about all the finalists will appear on Inspire Magazine after the selection process and the potential interviews with the winners will further promote the work of the awards laureates to national and international readership, therefore increasing the recognition and visibility of their work, its impact, and open up avenues for potential collaborations with peers from around the world.

More information about the submission guidelines and the reviewing and selection process can be found here. All inquiries should be addressed to: awards@anasr.org.

[Editor’s note: The winners of the 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards have been announced on the 16th of April 2013. More information on this link]

About the Author

Oussama Metatla administrator

Dr. Oussama Metatla is an EPSRC Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, specialising in Human-Computer Interaction, Accessibility and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. He is founder and editor-in-chief of Inspire Magazine.

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