Each year, the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC) honors several of its top authors from the past year with an award at the SITC 33rd Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs (SITC 2018).
The JITC best paper awards celebrate excellence in scientific research and are awarded to researchers demonstrating leadership in the field as well as innovation and high-quality execution and discussion in their manuscripts.
Papers published in the last 12 months authored by SITC members are eligible for nomination for these awards.
Papers on which the first or senior author is a SITC member are eligible for consideration. Papers are nominated by the editorial board based on the following criteria:
- Papers nominated in the JITC 2018 Best Clinical/Translational Paper Award category should present clinical research that has a clear potential to optimize patient care, with particular emphasis on high quality randomized control trials, novel combination therapies, novel diagnostic or prognostic insights, and new insights into mechanisms of action.
- Papers nominated in the JITC 2018 Basic Science Paper Award category should present innovative research in basic medical sciences that has a direct relevance to future research in clinical medicine.