Every year, AGU asks the editors of each journal to come up with a list of recipients for the reviewing excellence award. We had 1124 manuscripts submitted to JGR Space Physics in 2017, so the editors could choose up to 11 people to receive this award. This is a nearly impossible task, as we had 1,448 different people serve as reviewers for the journal in 2017. To further complicate it, 11 does not divide 5 ways, so it is not an even split among the editors.
So, first let me say thank you to all of the 1,448 scientists that provided one or more reviews for JGR Space Physics last year. Every single one of you is vitally important to making this journal what it is. Your name is in print in our thank you editorial, which appeared in the June 2018 issue. The journal could not exist without the collective input of so many members of the research community.
There was an Eos article, also in June, listing the 2017 reviewing excellence award winners. I sometimes remember to write a blog post about these awardees, but I also forget to do this on other years. We select these awardees in March, the decision is a groupwide vote after we all suggest 2 to 5 names, but I have to wait until after the Eos article comes out before I announce anything here. This year, I remembered! So, here it is.
The 2017 awardees for JGR Space Physics are as follows:
- Maciej Bzowski, Space Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences
- Pascal Demoulin, Observatoire de Paris
- Robyn Fiori, Geomagnetic Laboratory, Natural Resources Canada
- Michael Gedalin, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
- James Hecht, The Aerospace Corporation
- Erin Lay, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Noé Lugaz, University of New Hampshire
- Robert Marshall, University of Colorado Boulder
- Evgeny Panov, Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences
- Jack Scudder, University of Iowa
- Paul Withers, Boston University