The annual Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (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 on which the first or senior author is a SITC member are eligible for nomination for these awards. Papers are nominated by the editorial board based on the following criteria:
- Papers nominated in the JITC 2019 Best Clinical/Translational Paper Award category presented 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 2019 Basic Science Paper Award category presented innovative research in basic medical sciences that had a direct relevance to future research in clinical medicine.