Thursday, March 24, 2011
2nd Notes and Essay Award
2nd Notes and Records Essay Award
This is open to researchers in the history of science who have completed a
postgraduate degree within the last five years. The unpublished essay,
based on original research, should relate to aspects of the history of
science covered by the journal.
The winning entry is chosen using the journal's standard criteria for
selection (i.e. excellence and interest to a wide audience) and will be
published in the journal.
The 2010 winner was Daniel Mitchell for his essay entitled Reflecting
Nature: Chemistry and Comprehensibility in Gabriel Lippmann's 'Physical'
Method of Photographing Colours. The essay describes the career of Gabriel
Lippmann, Nobel Laureate and Foreign Member of the Royal Society, a
pioneer of colour photography.
The award consists of:
* A cash prize of £500
* Publication of the winning entry in Notes and Records
* A year's subscription to Notes and Records
Deadline for submission of an essay is 31st January 2012
Terms and conditions
The essay should be no more than 8000 words in length, including
references, and should reflect the style guidelines of the journal.
It should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. It must be
written in English.
The essay must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
The submission must be accompanied by a covering message confirming the
postgraduate degree title and where and when it was awarded.
Entries will be subject to the normal standards of refereeing and
There will be a single prize-winner and no runners-up. However, authors
other than the winner may be invited to publish their work in Notes and
Records, if the judges of the essay award and the editorial board consider
such work to be of sufficient quality.
If no essay is deemed of a suitable standard, no award will be made. The
judges' decision will be final.
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