Best Paper in Pedometrics 2013
D G Rossiter, Chairman Pedometrics Awards Committee
Fifty-five votes were received, from fifteen countries. As befits the high quality of the five nominated papers, there was quite some difference of opinion. In the first round the five papers received 17, 13, 11, 10 and 4 first-place votes (not in order of the papers presented to the voters). It took four rounds of voting, successively eliminating the paper with the fewest votes and re-computing the remaining preferences (using an R script written by your correspondent), before a winner could be found, with 28 of the remaining 51 valid votes. The victory goes to:
Mulder, V.L., Plötze, M., de Bruin, S., Schaepman, M.E., Mavris, C., Kokaly, R.F., Egli, M., 2013. Quantifying mineral abundances of complex mixtures by coupling spectral deconvolution of SWIR spectra (2.1–2.4 μm) and regression tree analysis. Geoderma 207–208, 279–290. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.05.011
A well-deserved win for Mulder et al., and thanks to all who nominated papers and who voted (we hope after having read these outstanding papers).
We hope this process has (1) recognized outstanding work in pedometrics; (2) stimulated you all to read these excellent papers; (3) shown the diversity and vitality of our field.