The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

EMCR paper DAR Award

APSAD Early to Mid-Career Researcher Award for the most cited paper in Drug and Alcohol Review

This annual award was launched in 2018 for early career researchers by the APSAD Early and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) subcommittee. This year we are excited to announce that the Award is now inclusive of mid-career researchers.

The Award is for the most cited paper in Drug and Alcohol Review (DAR) authored by an APSAD member who is an EMCR. The award will be administered by the APSAD EMCR subcommittee based on publication metrics. This award reflects the citation period leading up to the most recent impact factor (i.e., in 2019 an award would be given for the most cited paper contributing to the 2018 impact factor).

The Award is recognition only (no monetary value), providing a measure of esteem that can be used for EMCR career development - a great addition to your CV!

A certificate will be presented at the EMCR networking event held annually at the APSAD conference (emailed to the winner if they are not in attendance at the APSAD conference).

Eligibility:

  • APSAD Member at the time of Award, and EMCR status at the time of publication;
  • First author on the paper;
  • At the time of publication, the EMCR is not more than 15 years post last postgraduate degree and has been working in the field as a researcher or scientist for less than 15 years (career disruptions excluded);​ and
  • ​​​​​​Paper is an original report, brief report or comprehensive review (i.e., not letters/commentaries).

Prize

The Award is in the form of a printed / PDF certificate

Description

‘Drug and Alcohol Review Most Cited ECR paper for 20xx)’ reflecting citations in the period leading up to the most recent impact factor (i.e., in 2018 an award would be given for the most cited paper contributing to the 2017 impact factor).

Eligibility

  • APSAD Member;
  • First author on the paper;
  • At the time of publication, the EMCR is not more than 15 years post last postgraduate degree and has been working in the field as a researcher or scientist for less than 15 years (career disruptions excluded); and
  • Paper is an original report, brief report or comprehensive review (i.e., not letters/commentaries)

Frequency

Annually at the APSAD Conference EMCR networking event.

Basis for Judging

Most cited paper in the previous two years impact factor period (based on the ranked list of papers provided by Wiley)[1]

Selection Process

Winner identified from Wiley reports prepared prior to the annual APSAD Conference held in November> Eligibility determined by a database of APSAD EMCR Members (collated by the APSAD EMCR committee).

 

The winner of this award will be determined through the APSAD membership database, so to be in the running, make sure your APSAD membership is current. If you are unsure of your membership status please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

[1] Note that this is chosen as it can be determined based on existing reports from the DAR publisher