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Outstanding paper prize

The JEB Outstanding paper prize – conceived in 2005 in memory of JEB's fifth Editor-in-Chief, Bob Boutilier – was set up to inspire young researchers embarking on their scientific careers.

Each year, the journal awards a prize (£500) to the junior author of the paper that is judged (by the journal's editors) to have made the most outstanding contribution to the journal that year (issues 1–24).

To be eligible for consideration for the prize, the author who made the most significant contribution to the paper must have been either a student or a postdoc (of no more than 5 years standing) when the work was done. At article submission, the corresponding author of the paper will be asked to confirm if there are any eligible authors on their paper.

The winner of the Outstanding paper prize is announced in the journal at the end of the year.

Previous winners since 2010

2014 Anna Honkanen (University of Oulu, Finland): Cockroach optomotor responses below single photon level

2013 Inge Revsbech (Aarhus University, Denmark): Hemoglobin function and allosteric regulation in semi-fossorial rodents (family Sciuridae) with different altitudinal ranges

2012 Nicole George (University of Washington, USA): Temperature gradients drive mechanical energy gradients in the flight muscle of Manduca sexta

2011 Cassondra Williams (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA): What triggers the aerobic dive limit? Patterns of muscle oxygen depletion during dives of emperor penguins

2010 Chen Chiu (University of Maryland, USA): Effects of competitive prey capture on flight behaviour and sonar beam pattern in paired big brown bats, Eptesicus fuscus