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CONTEST for Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper- Deadline November 15th, 2020

Through a generous endowment established by Dr. Jan W. Low, every year the Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper published during the year before will receive an award consisting of US$500, which will be presented to the lead author.  The award is intended to be split among the co-authors.

You do not have to be a CIP scientist to be eligible, you could be linked to any CIP or non-CIP project or program aimed at improving sweetpotato in low or middle income countries.

Please submit a PDF file of your paper by email to the chair of the committee, Dr. Jan Kreuze, at and a cover letter stating the official citation of where the article was published, and the name, age, sex, position, institution, mailing address, email address and contact phone number of each co-author.  If the award is not to be split equally among the co-authors, the percentage going to each (based on contribution) should be specified.  The paper should have been published between January and December 2019 to qualify for consideration.  Only published papers will be considered. Note that papers with Dr. Jan W. Low as lead author will not be considered, but those having her as a non-lead author can be considered.

The deadline to receive applications is November 15th, 2020. The winner will be announced in December.

The main criteria to assess submitted papers will be the quality of the writing and analysis, degree of innovation and potential impact of the research being published. Other aspects to assess are impact factor of the journal, age of the lead author (to encourage young scientists to publish), number of readings as assessed through Research Gate, number of downloads as assessed through Research Gate, number of citations as assessed through Research Gate, and collaboration with other institutions, assessed through the number of co-authors from different National Research Systems (NARS) or Advanced Research Institutions (ARIs). It is kindly requested that all submitting authors are registered (free of charge) at Research Gate before applying.