COMP Announces New Award

Published by Mara Juneau

Published on June 15, 2016

Scientific papers written by COMP members have had a tremendous impact on the field of medical physics. To recognize the authors of such influential papers, the Board decided to establish a new award, the Publication Impact Prize. A subcommittee of the Awards Committee was struck to draft a process for determining an annual winner which was then approved by the Board.

Peer-reviewed papers published in any scientific journal in the last ten years will be considered; for example, papers published in 2006 – 2015 were eligible for the inaugural 2016 prize. At least one author must have been a COMP member at the time of publication and the work must have been performed mainly at a Canadian institution. Review papers, task force reports, opinion pieces, and standards documents are not eligible, and publications must represent a significant advance in medical physics. Decisions about eligibility will be made by the Publication Impact Prize Subcommittee. The winner will be the eligible paper that has received the most citations in the Web of Science maintained by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) including citations from all data bases. A paper can win the prize only once, even if it continues to be the citation leader.

The winner of the inaugural prize for 2016 will be announced at the Annual Scientific Meeting in July...join us in St. John's!