Consideration is given to all information provided in the nomination documents.
Our judging panel bases their evaluations primarily on the overall quality of relevant contributions made by nominees and not on quantitative measures. The scientific content of any supporting publications, as described in the supporting statement, is much more important than publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which it is published.
The judging panel will consider the following aspects of nominations for this prize:
- originality of research
- impact of research
- quality of publications and/or patents and/or software
- professional standing
- collaborations and teamwork
- other indicators of esteem indicated by the nominator/referee
In an instance where multiple nominees are judged equally meritorious in relation to the above criteria, judging panels have the flexibility to use the information provided by the nominator on the nominee’s broader contribution to the chemistry community as an additional criterion.
Examples of relevant contributions could include, but are not limited to:
- effective mentorship
- leadership in the scientific community
- promotion of diversity and inclusion
- advocacy for chemistry
- public engagement and outreach
- presenting/communication skills
Please note that the following will not be considered by the judging panel:
- Nominee’s previous nomination history
- Nominee’s previous award history
- The reputation, seniority, or prominence of the nominators/referees themselves
- Quantitative measures, i.e., publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which work is published
- Nominee involvement with Royal Society of Chemistry member groups/networks, service on Royal Society of Chemistry boards, or activities as a Royal Society of Chemistry peer-reviewer
Where multiple nominees are still judged equally meritorious in relation to the above criteria, the judging panel can appoint multiple winners who would share the honorarium.
- The editorial team will screen nominations for eligibility and draw up a longlist of candidates based on the nomination documents provided
- Winner(s) will be selected by the ChemComm Editorial Board