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ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics

This award is sponsored by World Athletics and is presented annually at the ISB/ISBS Congress during the year in which it is awarded. In 2024, eligible papers submitted to the ISBS conference will therefore be considered for the award, and the award will be presented at the 2024 ISBS conference in Salzburg. The winning paper will be published as the ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics paper in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (subject to a normal peer review process). The first author of the winning paper will receive a certificate and a monetary award of $5000 USD.

Requirements: Any scientist may submit an abstract for the award, except members of the ISB or ISBS Executive Council. In 2024, the theme of the award is throwing-related research, therefore the abstract must describe a study related to throwing and contain some form of biomechanical analysis. From the abstracts submitted, five are selected and nominated for the award. The authors of the five selected abstracts are requested to submit a full length paper prepared according to the guidelines of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. The paper must be entirely original, not published at the time of the congress nor submitted for publication to any Book or Journal other than the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. A jury will evaluate the full papers and select the winning paper. The first author of the winning paper is expected to give a 20 minute plenary session of the winning paper at the ISBS congress in 2024. Abstracts are solicited for this competition with the call for papers for the ISBS Congress. Please note: ISB and ISBS have policies that an abstract or manuscript submitted for a conference award is non-identical to another submitted elsewhere.

When applying for the award, please download the ISBWAAB tick-box questionnaire, answer the questions and send it back to the ISBS VP Awards, Dr Steffi Colyer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).