Where can you find PeerJ Awards in September and October? Protein Biophysics, Food Science, Ornithology, and Palaeontology

PeerJ Blog 2019-09-11

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As we head into autumn, PeerJ will again be partnering with a number of conferences to provide Best Paper, Best Presentation and similar awards that include a free publication (upon acceptance) in one of our open access, peer-reviewed journals. Award winners are also featured on our blog with an interview about their research. The PeerJ Awards Program aims to acknowledge rigorous science by students and early career researchers as well as further efforts in open access and open communication. And so, without further ado… our upcoming awards:

PeerJ Awards Calendar: September – October 2019

September 15-18, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Society (Paläontologische Gesellschaft) 2019 Munich, Germany

The annual conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes) is an international meeting at which research in the fields of palaeontology, geobiology and palaeobiology is presented. Formed in 1912, it is one of the oldest and largest palaeontology societies in the world.

PeerJ will sponsor an Award for Open Data Analysis and Publication in Palaeontology at the conference. The award is part of the Open Data Analysis and Publication: from morphology to evolutionary patterns workshop. Early career researchers,  up to 7 years after receiving their PhD, who applied for the award and present research related to Open Data and Analysis during PalGes 2019 will be eligible for the award. The criteria for the award will be: the use of Open Access journals or preprint servers to make the presented research available, the use of Open Access archiving tools (such as Morphobank, PBDB, and others) to make the data and/or code available to the community, and the presenter’s demonstrated commitment to Open Access.

The focus of the workshop is to highlight the importance of new methods to improve scientific reproducibility and discuss best practices in sharing research. The workshop will include contributions concerning the methods and tools fostering data sharing and reproducibility, positive and negative case studies, and all voices and opinions concerning the current obstacles and potential solutions in palaeontology.

Sept 17-19 6th International Food Science and Technology Congress San Jose, Costa Rica

The University of Costa Rica, the National Center of Food Science and Technology and the Costarrican Association of Food Technologists are organizers of the 6th International Food Science and Technology Congress. The meeting is co-organized by the Argentinean Platform of Food Allergens.

CITA is a congress which takes place every five years and the goal is to show the state of the art on various topics related to food technology. PeerJ is pleased to provide a Research Award at CITA 2019.

Sept 26-29 XX Italian Congress of Ornithology Naples, Italy

The Italian Centre for Ornithological Studies and ARDEA Association are organizers of the XX Italian Congress of Ornithology. The meeting will consist of scientific sessions, symposiums, round-table discussions, and posters. The last day will be dedicated to field excursions to the top of the Vesuvio Volcano and to the small islands of Procida and Vivara.

Students and early career researchers (up to three years from the conclusion of the PhD) will be eligible for the PeerJ Award for Best Presentation and the PeerJ Award for Best Poster. Follow meeting highlights at #XXCIO.

Oct 1-4 4th Protein Biophysics at the end of the world Montevideo, Uruguay

The Protein Biophysics at the end of the world was conceived as an initiative of young researchers from South America to push forward a growing community in the area of protein folding, structure and dynamics in that region of the world. Its main objective is to bring together computational and experimental researchers, undergraduate and graduate students from different areas of Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Biophysics in order to unify the different visions in the study of the field. The main goal is to privilege instances of discussion and collaboration, which means short talks and more room for questions.

PeerJ will provide a Best Oral Presentation Award by a student or early career researcher at the meeting’s Young Scientist Session. Follow meeting highlights at #pbateotw.


Summary list of PeerJ Awards September – December 2019

  • International Bioacoustics Council, Brighton, UK, Aug 31-Sept 5, 2019
  • 3rd International Workshop on the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event, Erlangen, Germany, Sept 2-5, 2019
  • 67th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Isle of Wight, UK, Sept 10-13, 2019
  • Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Society (Paläontologische Gesellschaft), Munich, Germany, Sept 15-18, 2019
  • 6th International Food Science and Technology Congress, San Jose, Costa Rica, Sept 17-19, 2019
  • XX Italian Congress of Ornithology, Naples, Italy, Sept 26-29, 2019
  • 4th Protein Biophysics at the end of the world, Montevideo, Uruguay, Oct 1-4, 2019
  • Third Argentine Congress of Malacology (3CAM), Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Dec 4-6, 2019
  • Argentine Workshop on Scientific Computing (TAC²), San Luis, Argentina, Dec 5-6, 2019
  • Biomembrane Days 2019, Berlin, Germany, Dec 11-13, 2019

Catch up on Open Access PeerJ research in these areas and more: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular BiologyBioinformatics and Genomics, Ecology, Food Science and Technology, Palaeontology and Evolutionary Science, and Zoological Science.


About: PeerJ publishes two open access, peer-reviewed publications: PeerJ serving the Life and Environmental Sciences and PeerJ Computer Science. Additionally, PeerJ is thrilled to be accepting submissions as of January 2019 for five newly launched, open access PeerJ Chemistry journals. We also publish PeerJ Preprints which is an innovative ‘preprint server’ covering Biology, Medical, Environmental and Computer Science. PeerJ’s mission is to efficiently publish the world’s knowledge. We aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community while improving the overall publishing experience and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century.

By teaming up with a number of conferences to offer these awards, we are making it as easy as possible for organizers to reward excellence in science, support students and early career researchers, and signal to the wider research community that open science is better science. Learn more here and get in touch with PeerJ Community Manager Sierra Williams at sierra.williams@peerj.com.