Best Paper Awards 2018
Dear Authors of Symmetry,
In order to recognize outstanding papers that have been published in Symmetry, we are pleased to announce the “Best Paper Award 2018” for research articles and reviews published from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. One review and two research articles will receive this award. The papers will be selected after thorough evaluation by the journal award committee, and the winners will be announced in early March of 2019.
Eligibility for the awards:
- Papers published in Symmetry from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
- Open to all career levels
- Both regular and Special Issue submissions will be considered
The papers will be selected by the journal award committee according to the following criteria:
- Originality and significance
- Citation and download rates in the year 2018
- Data source: Web of science (Clarivate Analytics)
One review and two research articles will be selected for this award. Winners (corresponding author) will receive a certificate and an offer to publish a paper free of charge in Symmetry, after the normal peer-review procedure. Each winner will additionally receive a bonus based on the award class:
- Best Research Article Award: 500 CHF
- Best Review Award: 300 CHF
Young Investigator Award 2018 (2,000 CHF)
The Symmetry Editorial team is pleased to announce the availability of a prize for young investigators conducting research in the field of symmetry.
Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov
Editor-in-Chief of Symmetry
- The nominee has contributed outstanding research in the fields covered by the Symmetry journal, see details at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/symmetry/about
- The nominee should have received his/her PhD within the last eight years (by 30 November 2018), and not yet hold a permanent professorship
- The nominee should be 40 years of age or under (by 30 November 2018)
Required application documents:
- CV (including date on which the PhD degree was awarded and a list of publications)
- Research description (up to two pages)
- Nomination letter from his/her supervisor, research director or department head
The prize consists of:
- 2000 Swiss Frances;
- An offer of a free paper published in Symmetry Feature Paper Special Issue series
- a certificate
Please apply by clicking the button above before 30 November 2018. The winner will be announced by the end of 31 December 2018.
Travel Awards 2018 (800 CHF)
We are inviting applications for two Travel Awards for postdoctoral students and PhD students to attend an international conference in 2018. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee Chaired by the Editor-in-Chief,
Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov
–– Applicants must be PhD students or postdoctoral fellows working in the field of symmetry.
–– Applicants plan to attend an international conference in the fields covered by Symmetry in 2018 to present their research (oral or poster presentation).
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
–– The applicant’s oral or poster abstract for the conference indicating the conference name and website.
–– CV, including a complete list of publications.
–– A justification letter (max. 500 words) describing the focus of their research, and what benefits the applicant could get from attending the conference.
–– A letter of recommendation (max. 400 words) from a supervisor or PI (Principal Investigator). The supervisor or PI should sign and confirm that the applicant fulfills requirements.
The award will consist of 800 CHF (Swiss Francs) each.
Please apply by clicking the button above before 30 November 2018. The winners will be informed via email and also announced on the homepage of Symmetry in 31 December 2018.
The Symmetry Editorial Board and Editorial Team would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to the journal. It is thanks to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick submission-to-publication process are maintained. The median time from submission to first decision is 25 days and the median time to publication is 42 days.
The following referees have been selected by the Editor-in-Chief of Symmetry, Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov, to receive “Symmetry 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Awards” for the quantity, timeliness and quality of their reviews in 2017. Each of them will receive 500 CHF, an offer to publish a Feature Paper, free of charge, in Symmetry and a certificate to recognize their outstanding work:
Prof. Dr. Volker Schurig
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
Dr. Gyorgy Szekely
The University of Manchester, UK
Prof. José L. Cortés
Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Symmetry established the Best Paper Award to recognize its best published articles. The prize started in 2015 and since 2017 it has been awarded in two categories:
Best Original Research Article and Best Review Paper.
Nominations were selected by the Editorial Office of Symmetry based on the number of citations and downloads in 2017 from the website with all research articles published in 2015 and 2016 eligible for consideration.
The selection committee is chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov, and supported by Prof. Dr. Emilio Elizalde, Prof. Dr. Karl Grammer, Prof. Dr. Stephen Anco and Dr. Alice Miller. They examined each paper and have expressed their preferences in the ranking of the “Symmetry Best Paper Award” 2017.
Original Research Article Award:
Probing Majorana Neutrinos and their CP Violation in Decays of Charged Scalar Mesons π, K, D, Ds, B, Bc
Gorazd Cvetič, Claudio O. Dib, Choong Sun Kim, and Jilberto Zamora-Saá
Symmetry 2015, 7(2), 726–773; doi:10.3390/sym7020726
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/7/2/726
Review Paper Award:
Inflationary Cosmology in Modified Gravity Theories
Kazuharu Bamba and Sergei D. Odintsov
Symmetry 2015, 7(1), 220–240; doi:10.3390/sym7010220
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/7/1/220
These two papers are valuable contributions to Symmetry. On behalf of the Symmetry Best Paper Award Committee and the Editorial Board of Symmetry, I congratulate the winners for their significant contributions and thank them for choosing to publish their best work in Symmetry. In recognition of their accomplishments, Dr. Choong Sun Kim and Dr. Kazuharu Bamba will be awarded the privilege of publishing an additional research paper, with all publication fees waived, in Open Access format in Symmetry, after the standard peer-review procedure. Each winner will additionally receive a bonus based on the award class:
- Best Original Research Article Award: 500 CHF
- Best Review Paper Award: 300 CHF
Travel Award 2017
Dear readers of Symmetry,
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Travel Awards for The First International Conference on Symmetry 2017.
The awards are granted to Mr. Masashi Yamazaki, PhD student from Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University, Japan; Dr. Ekaterina Pozdeeva, postdoctoral researcher at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia; and to Dr. Juliane Fonseca de Oliveira, postdoctoral researcher at University of Porto, Portugal.
Mr. Masashi Yamazaki, PhD student, is the co-author of the paper “Relativistic Stars in de Rham-Gabadadze-Tolley Massive Gravity” published in 2016 in Physical Review D. Dr. Ekaterina Pozdeeva is the author of more than 30 research articles, such as ”Possible evolution of a bouncing universe in cosmological models with non-minimally coupled scalar fields” published in 2016 in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Dr. Juliane Fonseca de Oliveira is a researcher who published a paper entitled “Hexagonal Projected Symmetries” in Acta Crystallographica in 2015. Each winner will receive 500 Euros with a certificate and a waiver of registration fees for the Symmetry 2017 conference. We congratulate them all on their valuable scientific contributions and would also like to thank all applicants for the very diverse and interesting submissions.
Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov
Editor in Chief and Chairman of the Conference Symmetry 2017