Deadline: December 31, 2016

Prof. Gregory Radick

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Beginning in 2015, this prize is awarded biennially for the best article published in the journal during the previous two years by an early career scholar.

The prize, which is supported by Elsevier, is intended for those who, at the time of publication, were doctoral students, or were within five years of being awarded their doctorates.  Articles published in 2015 and 2016 will be eligible for the 2017 Prize.

To nominate an article or articles for the 2017 Prize, please send an email to the Assistant Editor, Dominic Berry, at by 31 December 2016.  Self-nominations are welcome, as are brief statements describing the outstanding quality and contribution of nominated articles.

The winning article, as judged by the Editor-in-Chief, Advisory Editors and/or Book Reviews Editors in consultation with the Editorial Board, will be announced in spring 2017.  The winner will receive £200 and a certificate as well as a year’s free subscription to the journal.

For the full eligibility criteria, see below.  Questions about the prize should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Gregory Radick, email


Eligibility criteria for the Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Article Prize:

  1. An article is eligible only if (a) it was published in the journal within the specified two-year period; and (b) at the time of publication, the author was a doctoral student, or was within five years of being awarded a doctorate.
  2. There are no restrictions on the kind of article that can be nominated.  Book reviews, discussion pieces, special-issue introductions and commentaries etc. are all eligible.
  3. There are no restrictions on the number of articles by one author that can be nominated.
  4. Co-authored articles are eligible provided that, at the time of publication, all of the co-authors were early career scholars on the specified criteria.
  5. Appearance of an article online in "in press" form does not qualify as published for these purposes; an article needs to have been assigned page numbers in a numbered journal issue to be eligible.
  6. For article authors who might legitimately be considered early career scholars but do not strictly speaking meet the criteria outlined above (because of career breaks etc.), a case for eligibility should be made by email to the Editor-in-Chief, whose judgment is, however, final.
  7. The decision of the judges as to the winning article is final.