The Editor's Award

Nomination Process and Requirements

The procedure for Awards nominations is restricted to electronic submissions, unless stated otherwise, and should be submitted by 1 May. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package. Most awards require the following:  nomination letter, nominee Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, and three (3) letters of support. A committee or commission has the responsibility to select and submit to the Council the names of individuals nominated for the Society's awards listed. The nominees for most awards remain on the committee's active list for three years. You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle.  Complete Awards Nomination Procedure

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The Editor’s Award is given to an individual who has contributed a referee’s report of outstanding merit on a manuscript submitted for publication in one of the Society’s journals. It draws attention to the fact that the quality of our journals depends in a crucial way upon the reviewing process, and that this process is one to which a large segment of the scientific community contributes much time and painstaking effort, largely unheralded, in a spirit of selfless commitment to the ideals of accuracy and lucidity in scientific writing. Nominations are considered by the Publications Commission, which makes recommendations for final approval by AMS Council. An individual may receive an Editor’s Award only once, whether for the same, or any other journal. 


Special Procedure

The Publications Commissioner oversees a process in which the publications’ Editorial Boards recommend individuals for outstanding service to the journals, the Glossary of Meteorology, and the Meteorological Monographs. The service generally takes the form of providing exceptional reviews in a timely fashion or providing reviews of difficult submissions. Other forms of service are also recognized including providing Editors advice about disparate reviews and adjudicating controversies between reviewers and authors. Each publication nominates one individual per year, and additional awards are given to improve the equity of awards across publications. The number of additional awards in a given year is roughly equal to the number of submissions to AMS publications divided by 500.