Travel Award 2018
We are pleased to announce the 2018 Agronomy Travel Award for Junior Investigator. The aim of the award is to encourage and motivate young researchers in the field of agronomy. Applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars in the field.
The award will consists of (1) a certificate; (2) an honorarium of 700 Swiss Francs (CHF) will reward each of two winners to attend an agronomy-related conference in 2018; (3) a 50% discount of article processing charge for publishing two papers for each winner in Agronomy in 2018.
- No more than 10 years since conferral of a PhD degree (by 15 May 2018).
- The Investigator must be registered to attend and present an oral talk or poster at an international agronomic conference/congress of 2018.
The application and nomination pack should include:
- A Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of publications and conference activities.
- A description of the nominee’s major research contributions over the last 5 years.
- The nominee should include a brief summary (one page) of their research interests, accomplishments, and expected benefits from attending the conference/congress.
- A letter of recommendation from a supervisor
An exciting new initiative launched this year by Agronomy is the establishment of the first Agronomy Outstanding Reviewer Award. It is given to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to Agronomy in 2017. It is due to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick turnaround is maintained.
The recipient was chosen by the Agronomy Editorial Team, Professor Michael J. Emes, who will receive a certificate, 500 CHF and an offer to publish one paper free of charge in Agronomy in 2019, after the normal peer-review procedure. The Agronomy Editorial Team is deeply grateful to all the reviewers for the time, energy and devotion that they have given to peer-reviews.
It is our great pleasure to announce the winner:
Professor Michael J. Emes, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.
This year, 2018, we will celebrate Agronomy being indexed in SCIE. To acknowledge authors’ continued support and recognize their outstanding scientific publications in our journal over the last two years, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Awards for research and review articles published between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017. After a thorough evaluation by the journal award committee, two papers (one article, one review) will receive the awards.
The articles will be selected by the journal award committee according to the following criteria:
- Originality and significance;
- Citation and download rates until May 2018;
- Data Source: Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
The winner (corresponding author) will receive (1) a certificate; (2) an offer to publish two papers free of charge in Agronomy until the end of 2019, after the normal peer-review procedure.
The winners will be announced in June 2018.
Travel Award 2017
As the Editor-in-Chief of Agronomy, I am pleased to announce the two awardees for the 2017 Agronomy Junior Investigator Travel Awards.
Dr. Pedro Diaz Vivancos, associate researcher from the University of Murcia, Spain, carries out research to better understand the “Abiotic Stress Protection by Cytosolic Antioxidant Machinery in Plum Plants”.
Dr. Huihui Zhang, research physical scientist, water management and systems research unit, USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, CO, USA, estimates “crop water use/evapotranspiration by using remotely-sensed information from ground, airborne, and/or satellite sensors”. We had over 30 impressive applicants for this award, and we congratulate our two recipients. More information about their programs is available on these websites:
Prof. Dr. Peter Langridge
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics,
University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, PMB 1,
Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia