Seeking entries for Physics Innovation Award

Competition invites original ideas for web-based tools to enrich the online research article

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Dr. Charon Duermeijer, Publishing Director and Head of Elsevier Physics Journals, talks to a delegate at Elsevier's booth at the 2014 American Physical Society meeting.In our world of ever advancing technology, it's only natural for scientific articles to exploit the online experience to the max. At Elsevier, we are in constant discussions with scientists around the world in many different disciplines. We want to understand what really matters to them so we can improve the reading and understanding of scientific article. We don't want to add bells and whistles just because we can; we do want to improve the understanding of the science behind the article, allowing the reader to make relevant connections outside his or her area of expertise.

These innovations are as diverse as the scientists we interact with at Elsevier.

This is why we want to hear from you. We are opening up a competition for great ideas around improving scholarly communication.

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Contest: Physics  Innovation Award

Deadline  for entry: Saturday February 25, 2015, 23:59:59 p.m. GMT

Submission  form: Submit your  entry here.

The PhysicsInnovation Award is a competition for scientists and researchers in physicsto come up with original ideas that can improve scientific communication,publishing work in an effective way, and finding relevant cross disciplinaryresearch. Last years´ winner was ColtonBigler, a PhD student in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, whosuggested creating an interactive equation viewer. With the viewer, whenreaders scroll over an equation, a pop-up screen would indicate what each partof the equation represented, helping them better understand what the equation wasabout.

Bigler will join our judgingpanel this year along with the editors of some of our relevant physicsjournals and the Elsevier Physics team. The winner will be announced at the APS March Meeting2015 and will be given a DVD set of episodes from seasons 1-8 of theTV series The Big Bang Theory anda cash prize of USD $500.

We always looking for ways toenrich the online article, and we will strive to implement some of thesuggestions we receive.

Contentinnovations in Physics

At Elsevier, our content innovations come in various forms. Here are some of the innovation projectsthat have been applied in Physics:

Readmore about Content Innovation at Elsevier.

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Charon Duermeijer, PhDDr. Charon Duermeijer (@duermeijer)  is Publishing Director and Head of Elsevier Physics Journals. She has a PhD in geophysics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

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