JPAM Refereeing Awards
JPAM Editor, Erdal Tekin wrote in his first blog post about the importance of referees:
Objective and careful review service by referees is perhaps the most critical component of the scientific review process. At the same time, it is often a thankless job and so many of us continue to accept review invitations out of a sense of professional duty and nothing else. I believe it is important to recognize the importance of refereeing service and to promote efficient and high quality reviews. I am introducing annual awards for “Excellence in Refereeing.” Under this new award system, three reviewers at all career stages, who demonstrate excellence in terms of quality and efficiency of their refereeing for the journal, will be awarded $500 each and receive a letter of commendation.
The 2019 Inaugural winners for the JPAM Excellence of Refereeing Awards are:
Stéphane Lavertu (Ohio State University)
Emily Owens (University of California-Irvine)
Lesley Turner (University of Maryland)