A full manuscript must be submitted by October 5, 2016 be eligible for the award. An abstract submission is encouraged. Abstracts must be received by the abstract deadline of October 12, 2016, 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time.
In honor of deceased members of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), a Memorial Award may be presented annually to the radiology medical student, resident or first year fellow who submits an outstanding original paper on any aspect of radiology. Eligible medical students, residents, or fellows may submit as the sole author of their paper, or they may do so in conjunction with other medical students, residents, or fellows and/or faculty. In the latter case, the medical student, resident or fellow must fully qualify as the senior author of the paper. Only AUR members are eligible for this award.
The winning paper will be published in Academic Radiology, and the author will receive a $1,000 honorarium, crystal award and certificate, and will be asked to present his or her essay during the AUR 65th Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, May 8 - 11, 2017. Note: Only manuscripts accepted for publication will be considered for this award.
Manuscripts submitted for the Memorial Award Competition:
In order to improve the manuscript quality, a review process has been added. Authors will now have the opportunity to receive suggested revisions to their manuscript.
Papers should not exceed 5,000 words and 10 illustrations, and tables must be kept within reasonable bounds. Otherwise, manuscripts should conform in all respects to the "Guidelines for Authors" found in Academic Radiology.
Submissions of the manuscript for the Memorial Award should be made through the ACADEMIC RADIOLOGY online, electronic submission system.
When submitting a manuscript to the Elsevier Editorial System, authors need to provide an electronic version of their manuscript. For this purpose original source files, not PDF files, are required and should be submitted as word documents with .tif figures (300 DPI for half-tones and 800-1200 DPI for line-art). The author should specify Memorial Award as the article type for the manuscript, and choose a set of classifications from the prescribed list provided online. Authors may send queries concerning the submission process, manuscript status, or journal procedures to the Editorial Office at email@example.com. Once the submission files are uploaded, the system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof, which is then used for reviewing. All correspondence will be by e-mail.
The manuscript must be submitted by October 5, 2016. Abstracts of manuscripts are encouraged and must adhere to the abstract deadline of October 12, 2016, 12:00 pm (noon) Central time and will undergo the same peer review process as other abstracts.
The winner of the 2017 Memorial Award will be notified in February 2017.
For more information, contact the AUR Office by phone at 1-630-368-3730 or by email at AUR@rsna.org.