Outstanding paper prize
The JEB Outstanding paper prize – conceived in 2005 in memory of JEB's fifth Editor-in-Chief, Bob Boutilier – was set up to inspire young researchers embarking on their scientific careers.
Each year, the journal awards a prize (£1000) to the junior author (or authors, where there is joint authorship) of the research paper that is judged (by the journal's editors) to have made the most outstanding contribution to the journal that year (issues 1–24).
To be eligible for consideration for the prize, the author who made the most significant contribution to the research paper must have been either a student or a postdoc (of no more than 5 years standing) when the work was done. At article submission, the corresponding author of the paper will be asked to confirm if there are any eligible authors on their paper.
The Outstanding paper prize winner and shortlist are announced in the News section of the journal.
Previous winners since 2010
2019 Kephra Beckett and Anne Robertson (University of British Columbia, Canada): Studies on gas exchange in the meadow spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius: the metabolic cost of feeding on, and living in, xylem sap
2018 Till Harter, Mike Sackville and Dave Metzinger (University of British Columbia, Canada): A solution to Nature's haemoglobin knockout: a plasma-accessible carbonic anhydrase catalyses CO2 excretion in Antarctic icefish gills