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 and infrastructure that support and maintain 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 has launched the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in 2013, an annual community-led award to recognise and celebrate scientific publications produced from Algerian universities and research centres.
In this fifth edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards, we received a total of 251 paper in four categories of nominations:
The paper came from a total of 37 university and research from across Algeria:
As usual, we followed the same selection process as with previous editions of the awards, based on a typical peer-review process involving a three-stages process of initial filtering, then shortlisting and reviewing where each paper is evaluated by at least three experts in corresponding fields and marked on the basis of scientific excellent, originality, rigour and potential impact. One paper and 4 Honourable mentions in each category of nomination were chosen on this basis.
Here is a more detailed overview of this year’s edition of the awards:
Prof Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics at the American University of Sharaj in the UAE, announced the winning paper in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, which went to:
Boudjemâa, Abdelâali. “Collective modes of a one-dimensional trapped Bose gas in the presence of the anomalous density.” Physical Review A 94.5 (2016): 053629.
Prof Yassine Amrani, Professor of Respiratory Immunology at the University of Leicester in the UK, announced the winning paper in Life Sciences, which went to:
Bouzidi, Amira, et al. “Association between MDR1 gene polymorphisms and the risk of Crohn’s disease in a cohort of Algerian pediatric patients.” Pediatric research 80.6 (2016): 837-843.
Dr Malika Rahal, historian at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent, French National Centre for Scientific Research, announced the winning paper in Humanities & Social Sciences, which went to:
رضا زواري ، جمالية التناص ومظاهر التعلق النصي في روايات واسيني ا عرج (رمل الماية انموذجا). مجلة العلوم الإجتماعية ، العدد ٢٢ ، ص٨٨
The papers receiving an Honourable Mention in this category of nominations, in no particular order, are:
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 winning and honourable mentions papers will receive a certificate. The winners from each discipline will also be given the excellent opportunity to be featured in an exclusive interview on Inspire Magazine, the first Algerian magazine dedicated to scientific outreach in english, to discuss and further disseminate their work. Most importantly, the winning and honourable mention papers would receive the recognition, celebration and further dissemination of their work by the wider community of academics and scientists worldwide.
Previous laureates of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards have used this recognition to forge new collaborations, including research visits to the US, and to boost their academic profiles back home.
The Algerian Paper of the Year Awards offer an opportunity to promote your work whether you are a runner up or the ultimate winner in your discipline. Your work will be reviewed by high caliber experts in your field of research from renowned universities and so will benefit from a constructive reviewing process. An article about all the finalists will appear on Inspire Magazine and the follow-up interviews 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.
As with previous editions, it has been a long but a very satisfying process for us, and an absolute pleasure to receive all these papers and to explore and discover the many wonderful work done by our colleagues in Algeria. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who nominated their papers for this year’s edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards, everyone who helped with shortlisting and reviewing, and everyone who helped with donations, and we hope that you continue to be support anasr.org and it’s future initiative.
We wish everyone the very best,
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تحية طيبة :
سعيد جدا بعد فوزي في مسابقة المنشورة العلمية الجزائرية لسنة2017، فذلك شرف لي ولجامعة العربي التبسي تبسة، كما أتقدم بالشكر للفريق المشرف على إعداد مثل هذه المسابقة المحفزة للباحثين والأكادميين على الإبداع والنشر.
ودمتم في خدمة العلم والمعرفة .
Thanks a lot of this intiative. I would like to ask how to apply for The Algerian Paper of the Year 2018 Awards.
Prof. Lemnaouar Zedam
Msila University, Algeria
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