Instructions for Journal Award Nominations

Instructions for Journal Award Nominations


The annual AVMA Journal Awards recognize contributions of students, interns, and residents for manuscripts published in JAVMA or AJVR. Nominations are accepted year-round.


  • Nominee is the first or corresponding author
  • Work supporting the manuscript was performed when the nominee was a student, intern, or resident
  • Manuscripts are assessed for potential impact and clinical relevance, and winners are selected by an Associate Review Board Panel

Nomination Instructions

  • Nominations close on June 15 for the preceding year
  • Email your nomination to and include the following:
    • Name of nominee
    • Nominee category (student, intern, or resident)
    • Attestation sentence confirming that the work was done by the nominee
    • Manuscript title and name of the journal (JAVMA or AJVR)
    • Nominee’s current email address


  • Winners will be announced during the AVMA Annual Convention
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Cash prize of $500
  • Extensive social media exposure
  • A waiver of open access fees ($1,200 value) for each winner’s next paper in JAVMA or AJVR