A new award has been initiated by the Bioelectromagnetics Society, in addition to the previously announced Bioelectromagnetics Journal Best Paper Award, to recognize scientific and scholarly accomplishment in the form of a paper published in the Bioelectromagnetics journal. Specifically: The Board of Directors of the Bioelectromagnetics Society has approved, beginning in 2009 for the 2008 year of evaluation, the awarding of a Most Influential Bioelectromagnetics Journal Paper by Citation for an article published in Bioelectromagnetics during the immediate past five years (e.g., 2003-2007 for the 2008 evaluation cycle).
Provisions also have been made to award a Certificate of Runner-Up as Most Cited Bioelectromagnetics Paper, if appropriate. The paper will be selected from among the primary research articles on recommendation of the Editorial Board of Bioelectromagnetics and approval of the Board of Directors of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, using a process which excludes self-citation from the cumulative number of citations and papers found to contain errors. The Most Influential Bioelectromagnetics Journal Paper by Citation award will consist of a certificate along with a monetary prize, presented during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society.