Editor-in-Chief, Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS announces the 2022 awards for the Best Papers in "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery."
Awards are presented to all winners as part of Plastic Surgery- The Meeting 2022 in person and digitally.
The editorial and publishing staff scoured data for all manuscripts published in 2021 to determine the number of times each article was read on PRSJournal.com (combined Ovid usage and Full-Text and PDF usage on PRSJournal.com) for the 16 months following article publication. This 16-month data was combined to create an average score for each manuscript, placing them on equal footing, independent of publication month. The articles were sorted by score, and selected based on pre-existing categories.
This average data was combined to create a score for each manuscript, placing them on equal footing, independent of publication month. The articles were sorted by score, and selected based on pre-existing categories.
Authors were not allowed to win twice, even for different papers or different awards. The Editor-in-Chief, Co-Editor, Editor and Co-Editor Emeritus, the ASPS Executive Committee, and members of the 2022 PRS Editorial Board were ineligible.
Only original articles, experimental, evidence-based measures and guidelines and special topics are considered for all but the "honorable mention" category. Emerging Author paper: First author and others on a paper who have been authors on fewer than five PRS papers. Best Special Topic Paper category includes special topic articles in any sub-section of the journal, including "Plastic Surgery Focus."