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Announcing the PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize 2018 – Nominate your favorite articles by April 13



We’re pleased to announce that nominations are now open for this year’s PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize. This  program recognizes the best research articles published in 2017 in three categories:


Breakthrough Advance

Novel Methods/Software

Public Impact


Have you read a 2017 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, nominate them now for our “PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize”!

A $2,000 (USD) 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 2017 will be entered into a random prize drawing to receive a PLOS T-shirt!

To tell us which 2017 Research Articles you think are worthy of these awards, please complete our nomination form. Nominations are open to the public until April 13th, 2018 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

Please feel free to check out our winners from last year in our Biologue blog post!




Featured image: A 3-D simulation of more than 100,000 tumor cells (center) under attack from immune cells (red, periphery). Image Credit: Ghaffarizadeh and colleagues. pcbi.1005991

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