Crystals is instituting the Best Paper Award to recognize the outstanding papers published in the journal. We are pleased to announce the “Crystals Best Paper Award” for 2017. Nominations were chosen from all papers published in 2015 and 2016. The selection committee—which consisted of 36 members of the Editorial Board and the Editor in Chief—examined each paper and expressed their preferences, releasing the ranking of the “Crystals Best Paper Award” 2017.
Following the review by the Editorial Board, the following top-voted research articles and review papers, in no particular order, have won a “Crystals Best Paper Award” for 2017.
1. Original Research Article Award
Yubing Guo, Miao Jiang, Chenhui Peng, Kai Sun, Oleg Yaroshchuk, Oleg D. Lavrentovich and Qi-Huo Wei
Designs of Plasmonic Metamasks for Photopatterning Molecular Orientations in Liquid Crystals
Crystals 2017, 7(1), 8, doi:10.3390/cryst7010008.
Luca Dal Negro, Ren Wang and Felipe A. Pinheiro
Structural and Spectral Properties of Deterministic Aperiodic Optical Structures
Crystals 2016, 6(12), 161, doi:10.3390/cryst6120161.
2. Review Paper Award
Paul J. Paukstelis and Nadrian C. Seeman
3D DNA Crystals and Nanotechnology
Crystals 2016, 6(8), 97, doi:10.3390/cryst6080097.
Yuriy Garbovskiy and Iryna Glushchenko
Nano-Objects and Ions in Liquid Crystals: Ion Trapping Effect and Related Phenomena
Crystals 2015, 5(4), 501–533, doi:10.3390/cryst5040501.
These four outstanding papers are valuable contributions to Crystals. On behalf of the Prize Awarding Committee and the Editorial Board, we would like to congratulate these four teams for their excellent work. In recognition for their accomplishment, Dr. Qi-Huo Wei, Dr. Luca Dal Negro, Dr. Paul J. Paukstelis and Dr. Yuriy Garbovskiy will receive a certificate and the privilege to publish an additional paper free of charge in open access format in Crystals after the usual peer-review procedure.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the nominated research groups of the above exceptional papers for their contributions to Crystals, and thank the Crystals Editorial Board for voting and helping with this “Best Paper Award”.
The Editorial Board and Editorial Staff at Crystals is committed to meeting the needs of the scientific community by providing useful and timely reviews of all manuscripts submitted, and providing an open access journal for your results. Please consider submitting your work to Crystals, and we look forward to announcing your paper as a Crystals Best Paper in the future.
3. Prize Awarding Committee
Crystals Editorial Board.