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The Herbert Tabor Best Paper Awards: Celebrating young authors who contribute top content to JBC

Open AccessPublished:October 13, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.E117.000005
      The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) wants to showcase top papers and rising stars. For several years, we have honored the long-time editor-in-chief of JBC, Herbert Tabor, by bestowing Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards on selected early-career–stage presenters at small topic–focused scientific meetings. Now we would like to celebrate and recognize the broad content of JBC as well as the deep talent pool of early investigators who publish their work in the journal. Consequently, the Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards have been reinvented to focus on publications in JBC. Each year, a committee of associate editors will select a small number of topically diverse papers representing the best published articles of that year. The lead junior authors of these papers will be honored and receive their awards at the Annual Meeting of the ASBMB in April, where they will also present an invited short talk about their work.
      The inaugural year for the new Herbert Tabor Awards will be 2018, with the selection of awardees based on papers published in 2017. If you know of a particularly noteworthy paper published in JBC in 2017, please bring it to the attention of the Herbert Tabor Award Committee c/o George DeMartino, [email protected], along with a short statement of support for your nomination.