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Nominations open for the PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize!

Have you read a 2016 PLOS Computational Biology Research Article that stood out for you in terms scientific excellence or impact on your field? Maybe you edited or reviewed a manuscript that caught your attention? If so, we’re delighted to announce that we’re launching the “PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize” program, and would like to invite you with the opportunity to become involved!

The program celebrates PLOS Computational Biology’s best Research Articles published last year (2016), in the following three prize categories:


Breakthrough Advance/Innovation

Exemplary Methods/Software

Public Impact


A $2000 prize will be awarded to the authors of the winning Research Article in each category from a pool of public nominations, selected by the PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize Committee.

Also, to show our appreciation for nominating, each complete nomination of an eligible Research Article published in 2016 will be entered into a random prize drawing to receive a PLOS T-shirt!

To tell us which 2016 Research Articles you think are worthy of these awards, please complete our nomination formNominations are open to the public until September 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET. If you wish to nominate more than one article, you may submit this form multiple times.

For more information on the program, take a look at the Program Page and Program Rules. Questions about the program can also be sent to



Featured image: Mouse lung micro-CT images processed by Angicart. Image Credit: Tekin and colleagues. pcbi.1005223.


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