Which research articles and researchers of 2013 deserve recognition? It’s a tough question to answer. Last year was another fantastic year for open access research, and not least here at BioMed Central. 25,000 articles were published with us, across topics as diverse as malaria metabolics, the genomics of chocolate, and the link between night work and risk of breast cancer.
For the last 7 years, BioMed Central has celebrated the excellent articles and researchers who have published with us . In October, we announced our 8th Annual Research Awards sponsored by antibodies-online, which will recognize work published in 2013.
So who is going to win this year? Well, our dedicated panel of judges will decide, but nominating a given article is up to you. Is there a research article that has had a big impact on your field? Is there a study that has changed the direction of your research? Is there an Editor who you think has led the way in creating a journal you want to publish in?
The deadline for nominations has been extended by a few extra days, so you’ve now got until Monday 10th February to vote for the research and the people that you think deserve recognition.
As well as awards for research across biology, medicine and health services research we also recognize those who have demonstrated leadership in the sharing, standardization, publication, or re-use of biomedical research data via our Open Data award sponsored by LabArchives. There’s also the chance to nominate your Editor of the Year, your Open Access Advocate of the Year, and more. You can find all the details on the award categories on our website.
So don’t hang around, make sure you get nominating using the form on our website, or you can use the button which appears on the right hand side of any research article that is eligible.