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Physiological Measurement Martin Black Award

The publishers of Physiological Measurement, IOP Publishing, in association with the journal owners, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), jointly award an annual prize for the best paper published in the journal during the previous year.

The prize is named in honour of Martin Black, the first editor of Physiological Measurement.

Winners

2012

Hoshik Lee, Craig G Rusin, Douglas E Lake, Matthew T Clark, Lauren Guin, Terri J Smoot, Alix O Paget-Brown, Brooke D Vergales, John Kattwinkel, J Randall Moorman and John B Delos for their paper 'A new algorithm for detecting central apnea in neonates'.

The top-six shortlist of 2012's best papers can be found in this editorial.

2011

Dingchang Zheng receives the Martin Black award from IPEM President Peter Jarritt
Dingchang Zheng receives the Martin Black award
from IPEM President Peter Jarritt

Dingchang Zheng and Alan Murray for their paper 'Peripheral arterial volume distensibility: significant differences with age and blood pressure measured using an applied external pressure'.

The top-six shortlist of 2011's best papers can be found in this editorial.

Read an article about the prize on medicalphysicsweb.org.






2010

Martin Mendez, Jeroen Corthout, Sabine Van Huffel, Matteo Matteucci, Thomas Penzel, Sergio Cerutti and Anna Maria Bianchi for their paper 'Automatic screening of obstructive sleep apnea from the ECG based on empirical mode decomposition and wavelet analysis'.

The top-six shortlist of 2010's best papers can be found in this editorial.

2009

Andy Adler, John Arnold, Richard Bayford, Andrea Borsic, Brian Brown, Paul Dixon, Theo Faes, Inez Frerichs, Herve Gagnon, Yvo Garber, Bartlomiej Grychtol, Gunter Hahn, William Lionheart, Anjum Malik, Robert P Patterson, Janet Stocks, Andrew Tizzard, Norbert Weiler and Gerhard K Wolf, for their paper 'GREIT: a unified approach to 2D linear EIT reconstruction of lung images'.

The top-six shortlist of 2009's best papers can be found in this editorial.

2008

Qiao Li, Roger G Mark and Gari D Clifford for their paper 'Robust heart rate estimation from multiple asynchronous noisy sources using signal quality indices and a Kalman filter'.


Rules and criteria

  • The judging process begins with the shortlisting of the 5–10 papers published in the previous year that have been rated the best based on referees' quality assessments.
  • The Physiological Measurement Editorial Board then review the shortlisted papers, and rank them in terms of the quality of scientific content, originality and potential future impact.
  • The paper that accumulates the most points from the board members' scores wins the prize.
  • The award is presented at the IPEM annual meeting in September.
  • For more information about the award, go to the IPEM website.