ISES Award for Best JESEE Paper

About the ISES Award for Best JESEE Paper

This award recognizes innovative and creative exposure science research and scholarship from the ISES membership. This award, beginning in 2017, is given to an ISES member for authorship of work published in the prior print volume year of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE) that exemplifies the best in the field of exposure science.

Award Winners

 2020 Guideline levels for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water: the role of scientific uncertainty, risk assessment decision, and social factors. 

Alissa Cordner, PhD, Vanessa Y. De La Rosa, Laurel A. Schaider, Ruthann A. Rudel, Lauren Richter, Phil Brown

 2019 Chemical and non-chemical stressors affecting childhood obesity: a systematic scoping review

Kim Lichtveld, PhD, Nicolle Tulve, PhD and Kent Thomas

 2018 Pyrethroid insecticides and their environmental degradates in
repeated duplicate- diet solid food samples of 50 adults.

Marsha Morgan (ISES); Denise MacMillan; Dan Zehr;
and Jon Sobus (ISES)Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental
Epidemiology. Volume 28 (2018): 28: 40-45.

 2017 Associations between metals in residential environmental media
and exposure biomarkers over time in infants living near a
mining-impacted site

Ami Zota, PhDJournal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology 26, 
no. 5 (2016): 510-519

Criteria & Procedures

Purpose of Award
To recognize the best paper authored by a current ISES member in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE) that was published in the prior volume year. This award recognizes innovative and creative exposure science research and scholarship from the ISES membership.

The first author of the publication must be a current ISES member. The paper must have been published (in print) in the prior volume year.

Announcement Procedure
The Society shall issue a call for nominations by means of announcements by e-mail to the membership. Generally the deadline for submission of the nominations will be in summer of the year in which the award is given. The deadline will be announced in the email to the membership.

Nominating Procedure
Nominations must be submitted to the selection committee by the stated deadline. There are not restrictions on who may nominate, and self-nominations are encouraged. No additional materials are required at time of nomination, however, additional information, such as a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, may be requested. For questions regarding award nominations, or to nominate someone, email Tom McKone or Bert Hakkinen.

Selection Criteria
Papers will be judged on criteria that include the following:

  • The paper is creative and/or innovative. This can be in terms of methods, organization, generation of knowledge, or in translation between science and applications.
  • The quality of the science is high. Measurements and methods should be transparent, verifiable, reproducible, rigorous, reliable, and relevant.
  • The presentation of the science is of high quality.
  • The paper is visually attractive, economical in use of words and tables and figures and space, well organized, clear, and easy to read.
  • Findings are provided in context with other work (corroborative, weight of evidence). Results are presented in a clear and unbiased manner (e.g. negative as well as positive results are discussed, not over-extrapolated).
  • The paper is of public and professional interest.
  • The paper has potential for scientific impact. There is evidence (including citations and reads) that the paper has been recognized as worthy of attention.

Selection Procedure
Upon close of nominations, the selection committee shall evaluate the candidates based on the materials supplied and the criteria for the award. This award is not mandatory, and in the year in which nominations are received, the award will only be given when submissions are determined to be representative of the best exposure science-related research published in JESEE. If there are two or more qualified candidates, the forced ranking polling procedure will be used to select the winner. That is, the list of the candidates considered qualified by the selection committee will be provided to each member of the selection committee who will rank the qualified candidates (e.g., 1 through n, with 1 the highest rank) and provide the ranking to a designated chair for tally. The Chair will then sum the score for each candidate and the winner will be the candidate with the lowest score (highest rank). In the event of a tie, this procedure will be repeated for the tied candidates.

Notification Procedure
The successful candidate (first and corresponding author, if different), shall be notified by phone, e-mail and/or a letter mailed no later than one month before the annual ISES meeting. The ISES Secretary, Treasurer, and President, and the primary nominator of the candidate are notified by email.

Announcement of the Award
Once the award recipient has been notified, a short announcement should be prepared for the web site.

Presentation of the Award
The ISES President will present the ISES Award for Best JESEE Paper Award at the annual ISES meeting.

Nature of the Award
The award shall consist of award certificates for all authors of a selected paper, with the first author also receiving a one year membership to ISES. ISES may also acknowledge runner-up papers with letters of recognition for all authors.