Article of the Year Award
About the Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year Award
ISPE’s Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year award was established in 1993 to increase article submissions and improve the quality of those received. In the early years, judges rated each issue's technical articles against a set of six criteria, then selected an annual winner.
Two decades later, while recognizing the merit of the original intent, the award has been refreshed to showcase the best content in Pharmaceutical Engineering, increase industry recognition, highlight ISPE’s reputation as a global knowledge leader, and bolster magazine content quality.
For 2016 a new panel of judges was assembled, comprising two Board members, the Knowledge Network Council Chair, Pharmaceutical Engineering Committee (PEC) Chair, Guidance Documents Committee Chair, one PEC member, two Young Professionals, and two senior ISPE staff members.
After reviewing all articles published in 2016, the judges chose a list of finalists. To be considered, each article was required to meet the following criteria:
- Be cited in other articles or presentations at ISPE (and other) forums
- Describe or provides industry-leading concept/position/development
- Be well written and referenced
- Demonstrate a progressive and productive approach for the industry
Beginning in December, each article finalist will be posted to ISPE's blog, iSpeak. Member voting will determine the overall winner. The winning article will be announced in January 2017, recognized in the March/April issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering, and honored at ISPE’s next Annual Meeting.