The 2015 Luckhurst-Samulski Prize

Corrie T. Imrie*

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The Luckhurst-Samulski Prize was first announced seven years ago [1 Imrie CT. Reflections on the 22nd International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2008) and looking forward to a major new prize. Liquid Crystals. 2009;36(6–7):565–566.[Taylor & Francis Online], [Web of Science ®]] and its terms are simply that it should be awarded annually to the best paper published in Liquid Crystals in that year. The first six recipients of the Prize are listed in Table 1. In 2015, Liquid Crystals published almost 200 papers and the demanding task of selecting the best of these fell to the Prize’s Selection Committee, consisting of the Editorial Board and myself as Editor. The selection process begins with the referees who can flag a paper as being a worthy Prizewinner. These suggestions are then brought to the attention of the Selection Committee which is tasked initially with drawing up a long list of nominations for the Prize. Each Selection Committee member can nominate as many papers as they wish to feature on the long list. Those papers, which garner the most nominations, form a shortlist which is voted upon by the Selection Committee, and the paper which receives the most votes is the winner. Any member of the Selection Committee who has a paper on the shortlist is exempted from the final stage of the selection process
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1523-1525
Number of pages3
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


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