We are excited to announce that the Sidnie Manton Award is open for proposals. With this award, we aim to inspire early career researchers working on any aspect of animal ecology to publish review or synthesis papers that might either summarize their dissertation work, provide new insights into classic areas of animal ecology, or shed light on emerging fields.
The British Ecological Society and Journal of Animal Ecology have championed the research of early career ecologists for a very long time and though the Sidnie Manton Award we aim to continue this tradition. This is the second time the journal has run the competition and presented the Sidnie Manton Award, more about Sidnie Manton and the 2018 winner, Ben Weinstein, is available in this Editorial.
To enter, please submit an abstract of your proposed Review or a Synthesis paper here. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO by Sunday 7 October 2018.
Proposed papers should fit the Aims and Scope of the Journal and be a timely and novel contribution to the study of animal ecology.
Applicants should have commenced their PhD no more than 7 years prior to the deadline, although reasonable exceptions will be considered (e.g. career breaks, part-time study or substantial shift in research area).
The award will be presented to the early career researcher who proposed the article and who should take responsibility for leading and writing the paper.
The Senior Editors will evaluate the proposals and invite authors of papers showing exceptional promise to submit their paper by January 2019. All papers that successfully pass the review process will be published.
The winning paper will feature prominently in the Journal and the recipient of the award will receive £250, a 12-month membership of the British Ecological Society (BES) and free registration for the BES annual meeting if they choose to attend to present their current research.