Call for nominations: Best Paper in Pedometrics 2016

D G Rossiter, Chairman Pedometrics Awards Committee
Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)


Fellow Pedometricians,

Nominations are now open for the “Best Paper in Pedometrics 2016” award, to be presented at Pedometrics 2017 “Celebrating 25 years: 26th June – 2nd July 2017” (Wageningen NL) . This is a prestigious award, which recognizes work that is judged to be of importance and of excellent quality by your peers. It stimulates us all to do top-quality, influential and innovative work.

The procedure is as follows:

  1. You are all invited to nominate one or more papers. They must be relevant to pedometrics and have been published in peer-reviewed journals with a final publication date in calendar year 2016. You may nominate a paper on which you are (co)-author. Send the full reference (not the paper), including DOI, to me,, by 15-April-2017.
  2. I will collect the nominations and send them to the committee:

David G. Rossiter (Cornell University, USA; ISRIC-World Soil Information, NL)
Sabine Grunwald (University of Florida, USA)
Alex McBratney (University of Sydney, Australia)
Margaret Oliver (University of Reading, UK)
Lin Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information Systems, PRC)

We will independently grade the papers (0 to 10) on the basis of relevance, quality, and degree of innovation. I will average the scores; the five with the highest average will be then selected for voting. In the case that a committee member is the (co)-author of a nominated paper, s/he can not grade her/his own paper, so the average is from the remaining members.

  1. The selected papers will be placed on the pedometrics website, announced in the pedometrics mailing list, in the IUSS LinkedIn group, and in Pedometron. All self-declared pedometricians will be encouraged to read the nominated papers and rank. Details on voting will be in the announcement of the selected papers.

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