anasr.org launched the first edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in January 2013 to recognise and celebrate scientific publications produced by Algerian scientists and researchers across five disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science & Engineering, Medicine Pharmacy & Veterinary Science, and Physical Science & Mathematics.
The call for nominations received an impressive 160 submissions across the five disciplines, which underwent a rigorous shortlisting and peer-reviewing process. anasr.org‘s Awards Committee recruited a total of 19 researchers for the shortlisting and a panel of 25 international experts for the reviewing process.
The competition for the best paper was highly contested in each discipline and in some cases choosing the top paper was a hard task. Eventually, the reviewers agreed on the top five papers. It is with great pleasure that we can now announce that the winning papers of the 2013 edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards are:
Acourene S., Ammouche A., Optimization of ethanol, citric acid, and a-amylase production from date wastes by strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Aspergillus niger, and Candida guilliermondii. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 2012, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 759-766.
Golea D., Rezgui Y., Guemini M., Hamdane S., Reduction of PAH and Soot Precursors in Benzene Flames by Addition of Ethanol. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2012, Volume 116, Issue 14, pp 3625–3642.
Belkhir N., Bouzid D., Herold V., Morphological behavior and wear of polyurethane pads used in glass polishing process. Precision Engineering, 2012, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 641–649.
Abdelouhab K., Rafa H., Toumi R., Bouaziz S., Medjeber O., Touil-Boukoffa C., Mucosal intestinal alteration in experimental colitis correlates with nitric oxide production by peritoneal macrophages: Effect of probiotics and prebiotics. Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, 2012, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 590-597.
Bouras M., Boumaiza A., Ji V., Rouag N., XRD peak broadening characterization of deformed microstructures and heterogeneous behavior of carbon steel. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2012, Volume 61, pp 51–56.
The winners will be contacted soon to arrange for the reception of their awards, which include a commemoration plaque and award certificates. The winning authors will also be invited to be featured in an exclusive interview on Inspire Magazine. A full report on the 2013 edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards including the details of the selection process will also be published in Inspire Magazine in late May 2013.
The Algerian Paper of the Year Awards has been a journey that led us to discover brilliant science produced in Algerian universities and research institutions and to meet brilliant Algerian scientists from all over the world. We would like to thank all those who nominated their papers for the Awards, all those who helped shortlist and review the nominations, as well as the broader community of Algerian academics, scientists, researchers and practitioners who helped support this initiative and made it a success.
We are already looking forward to the 2014 edition and hope that you will continue to support the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards.