, Volume 50, Issue 12, pp 1199-1200
Date: 25 Nov 2012

The Nightingale Prize for best MBEC paper in 2011

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The Nightingale Prize is named after Alfred Nightingale who was the first Editor in Chief of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MBEC. He died in 1963 at the age of 40 [17]. He was a promising scientist and pioneer in the field of electromyography [14]. The prize was established in cooperation between the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine


and the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering



Since biomedical engineering papers do not collect citations so fast to allow citation frequency to be used as a selection criterion [12, 18] and the Nightingale prize is intended to recognize a recent paper an alternative procedure was established. The manuscripts that received a priority of 90 % or higher from the reviewers were selected with the exclusion of reviews and original papers with a rather senior author. The final list consisted out of 10 papers that will be recognized by this editorial.