Three PeerJ Awards in December will support research in scientific computing, biomembranes, and malacology

It has been a fantastic year getting to partner with scientists, early career researchers, students, and conference organizers through the PeerJ Awards Program. The enthusiasm for science and discovery we get to share in is contagious and we are pleased to be able to honor and highlight rigorous scientific effort and the importance of open access research.

PeerJ will again be partnering with a number of conferences in 2020 to provide Best Paper, Best Presentation and similar awards that include a free publication (upon acceptance) in one of our seven open access, peer-reviewed journals. Award winners are also featured on our blog with interviews about their current research and future plans.

Below we’ve listed this year’s remaining awards!

PeerJ Awards Calendar: December 2019

December 4-6, 2019
Third Argentine Congress of Malacology (3CAM)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina

The Third Argentine Congress of Malacology (3CAM) is organized by the Argentine Association of Malacology (ASAM) and will congregate most of the Argentine scientists who investigate Molluscs as well as some international attendees. 3CAM is supported by the Universidad Nacional del Sur and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET).

PeerJ is pleased to support 3CAM, students, and early career researchers by providing a PeerJ Award for Best Contribution by an early career researcher at the congress. We invite you to view PeerJ’s Aquatic Biology section for research in malacology, some of which is authored by 3CAM attendees!

December 5-6, 2019

Argentine Workshop on Scientific Computing (TAC²)
San Luis, Argentina

The Argentine Workshop of Scientific Computing (TAC²) aims to bring together students, teachers, researchers, practitioners and experts who use scientific programming as their main tool to make original contributions to scientific and technical fields, including but not limited to sub-disciplines such as:

High performance calculation
Data science
Machine learning
Data display
Computational statistics
Computational biology
Computational social sciences
Signal and image processing
Computational algebra
Computational psychiatry
Computational biology
Computational Algebra Systems
Complex systems

PeerJ is pleased to provide a Best Poster Award at TAC². The emphasis at the workshop will be on the use of open and free programming languages such as Python, Julia, and R. The exchange of information, knowledge, and experiences on open computing tools is expected, promoting the development of scientific computing. Follow meeting highlights @tacc2019 and #tacc2019.

Discover open access scientific computing research in PeerJ and PeerJ Computer Science. PeerJ Computer Science is now included in Web of Science SCIE.

December 11-13, 2019
Biomembrane Days 2019
Berlin, Germany

Membranes form the intricately shaped compartments of life. Biomembrane Days is a biannual workshop that highlights recent advances in understanding the morphology and molecular organization of biomimetic and biological membranes. Central topics of Biomembrane Days 2019 are the shaping and scaffolding of membranes by proteins, synthetic cells, giant vesicles, membrane-carbohydrate interactions, and nanoparticles.

Biomembrane Days is organized by Rumiana Dimova, Thomas Weikl, and Reinhard Lipowsky from Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. PeerJ is pleased to participate by providing a PeerJ Award for Best Poster at the workshop.

View related open access research in PeerJ’s Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology section and PeerJ Chemistry.

About: PeerJ publishes seven open access, peer-reviewed publications: PeerJ serving the Life and Environmental Sciences, PeerJ Computer Science, and five newly launched PeerJ Chemistry journals. PeerJ’s mission is to efficiently publish the world’s knowledge. We aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community while improving the overall publishing experience and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century.

By teaming up with a number of conferences to offer these awards, we are making it as easy as possible for organizers to reward excellence in science, support students and early career researchers, and signal to the wider research community that open science is better science. Learn more here and get in touch with PeerJ Community Manager Sierra Williams at