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Ira Salkin Service Award




ISMTE Ira Salkin Service Award

The Ira Salkin Service Award recognizes ISMTE members for outstanding service to the Society. The ISMTE Board selects members who have exhibited enthusiasm for and commitment to the Society and its mission to connect, educate, and provide resources for professionals who are passionate about the operations of peer-reviewed publications. Awardees should have a history of dedicated service to ISMTE demonstrated by active participation such as involvement at the committee level, serving as a committee chair, writing for Editorial Office News, or presenting at conferences, workshops, or webinars. The individual must be a current ISMTE member with at least one year of active involvement with the Society. The winner will receive complimentary registration costs for a conference of his/her choice within a 12-month period, $250 USD, and a plaque which will be presented at either a conference or local group meeting. 

This award is named in honor of Ira Salkin, who was one of the founding members of ISMTE and sadly passed away in 2016. His goal was to ensure editorial office professionals are educated and vigilant in matters of publishing ethics.

Eligibility for Award:

  • Any current ISMTE member with at least one year of active involvement with the Society
  • ISMTE Board Members are excluded from this Award category
  • For the four ISMTE Award categories, only one award can be won by one individual in a given year.
  • An individual cannot win the exact same award twice in a 5-year period, but would be eligible to win in a different award category.


Selection and announcement of winner:

  • ISMTE Board selects the winner of the Ira Salkin Service Award
  • The winner will be notified at the same time as the other Award winners (within 4-6 weeks of the submission closing date for the other Awards)


Award Presentation

  • The awards are presented within a 12-month period at one of the conferences or alternatively at a local group meeting if the winner is unable to attend any of the conferences.

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