Outstanding Contributor Award

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the “Encyclopedia 2024 Outstanding Contributor Award” is open for applications now. We will award two outstanding contributors for the Encyclopedia platform (https://encyclopedia.pub/) and Encyclopedia journal in 2024. All contributors will be selected after a thorough evaluation by the journal award committee, led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Raffaele Barretta, and the winners will be announced in March 2025.

The Prize:
– CHF 300 (Swiss francs) for each winner;
– An opportunity to publish one paper free of charge in the Encyclopedia journal before 31 December 2025 following peer review for each winner;
– An electronic certificate for each winner.

Application Deadline:
15 January 2025.

Please send your curriculum vitae to our office before the deadline (encyclopedia@mdpi.com). The winners will be announced on the journal website in March 2025.

Kind regards,
Encyclopedia Editorial Office

 
Encyclopedia 2024 Outstanding Contributor Award
 
Winner announcement: 31 March 2025

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
– The applicants must have published at least one qualified entry/video/image on the Encyclopedia platform in 2024;
– The applicants must have published at least one paper in the Encyclopedia journal in 2024.

Selection Criteria

The award committee will evaluate applications based on a comprehensive consideration of the following criteria:
– The quantity and quality of entries/videos/images and papers contributed;
– Scientific merit and broad impact;
– View, citation, and download rates in 2024.
 
Past Winners
 
Year: 

Winner

Robert Friedman
Retired from Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Jude Okolie
Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA

Award Committee

Prof. Raffaele Barretta Chairman
University of Naples Federico II
Prof. Dr. Sandro Serpa
University of the Azores
Dr. Milva Pepi
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Prof. Harry H.X. Wang
Sun Yat-Sen University
Prof. Dr. Ali Bahadori-Jahromi
University of West London

Winner

Bjørn Grinde
Division of Mental and Physical Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, N-0213 Oslo, Norway
Bo-Wen Shen
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

Award Committee

Prof. Raffaele Barretta Chairman
University of Naples Federico II
Dr. Moran Amit
1979
Dr. Jandro Abot
Dr. Milva Pepi
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Prof. Dr. Sandro Serpa
University of the Azores

Winner

Carmen S.R. Freire
CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Award Committee

Prof. Raffaele Barretta Chairman
University of Naples Federico II
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