ROI Publication Award
Eligibility and Criteria
The ROI Publication Award recognizes the best scientific work in one of the priority areas for radiation oncology that form the ROI’s research agenda: communication, safety and quality, toxicity management, comparative effectiveness and value. Using either qualitative or quantitative techniques, articles may present, analyze, and comment on new data, or may synthesize and analyze data that have already been collected.
- An article or a collection of articles resulting from a single study in one of the ROI’s priority research areas are eligible for the award.
- Special consideration will be given to articles that produce new insights and have the potential to change current thinking.
- Articles must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal with a publication date between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 even if it is actually printed at a later date.
- Articles will be scored on importance of key issue/focus, advancement of knowledge in the field, and new insights.
The ROI Publication Award is presented at the ASTRO Annual Meeting, and the lead author receives a $5,000 grant to be used on research that will build upon the work in the award-winning manuscript.
Funds may be used to support project staff salaries and benefits, consultant fees, data management, supplies and other direct expenses. Equipment purchases are allowed with sufficient justification.
How to Apply
- Nominations for the 2019 Publication Award are no longer being accepted. A call for nominations for the 2020 award will be announced in the spring.
- Nominations must include a copy of the article(s).
- Nominators must be a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Self-nominations are accepted.
- A brief statement (up to one page) supporting the nomination is required. Be sure to:
- Emphasize how the research published in the manuscript aligns with the ROI’s research agenda and one or more of the priority areas for radiation oncology: communication, safety and quality, toxicity management, comparative effectiveness and value.
- Describe the impact that the research findings will have on the field of radiation oncology as a whole.
- Explain how the $5,000 award would be used to advance the lead author’s current research that builds upon the work in the nominated manuscript.
- Each manuscript will be evaluated by at least two qualified ROI reviewers and then considered by the ROI Research Committee and the ROI Board of Trustees to determine the award winner.
- No individual who is an author on a manuscript submitted for consideration may participate in the selection process for determining the ROI Publication Award.
- Manuscripts from the same institution or organization will not be evaluated by members of the ROI Board of Trustees or the ROI Research Committee from that institution or organization.
The ROI launched the Publication Awards program in 2017. Read more about the ROI's inaugural Publication Awards; the 2018 winner, Amar U. Kishan, MD; and the 2019 winner, David Palma, MD, PhD.