At a gala ceremony held in New York on Tuesday 25th January, The Scientist magazine won the gold for best full issue, gold for best single article, and silver for best website in the business-to-business science category at the FOLIO Eddie Awards. By winning this year, The Scientist has continued its tradition of taking home these awards, which it has done every year since 2006.
The Scientist, now published by Faculty of 1000 (F1000), has informed and entertained life-science professionals around the world for more than 24 years. As F1000's magazine of the life sciences, the mission of the magazine is to highlight the most important papers, authors, and research trends identified by the F1000 Faculty and to keep readers up-to-date with the latest news, profiles, innovations, culture, and career advice.
Gold for Best Full Issue was awarded to the The Scientist's March 2010 edition, which was recognized for its compelling articles covering topics such as 'Do Fish Have Personalities?', 'Seeing in Numbers' and the Best Places to Work for Postdocs.
Gold for Best Single Article was earned by Associate Editor Bob Grant for his piece entitled 'Where's the Super Food?' from the September 2009 issue of The Scientist. This article discussed how scientists have genetically engineered several biofortified food plants to tackle a scourge of developing countries--micronutrient malnutrition.
Silver for Best Website recognized the excellent quality of the content on www.the-scientist.com.
The Scientist stands as an experts' guide to significant advances in the fields of biology and medicine, providing insights into the importance of the latest life science discoveries, and a comprehensive overview of life science research.
Commenting on this recognition from the FOLIO Eddie Awards judges, Sarah Greene, Editor-In-Chief at F1000 said: "In my frequent interviews and discussions with scientists, I'm always pleased to find real appreciation for our unique focus on research and lab life. But to be recognized by industry for our content and artistic excellence, year after year, is thrilling confirmation that we're getting something right."