Each year the Editors-in-Chief of AAQR will select 5 papers for a “Top Cited Paper Award”, based on cumulative citations and impact in the previous two years. The top five papers will be presented an award plaque and certificate signed by the Editors-In-Chief. The corresponding author of the paper that ranks the first place will be awarded $US 1,000 or waived for publication fee for one article published in AAQR in accordance with his/her wishes. The awards will be presented each year at the Asian Aerosol Conference or another international meeting.
The selection of papers is based on the following criteria:
1. Citation numbers will be based on results from the Thomson Reuters “Web of Science”.
2. The AAQR Editors-in-Chief will review the top cited papers and make their final selection after considering the novelty of the candidate papers and their impact on the aerosol community.
3. Five papers will be selected for the award, with the highest ranked paper receiving $US 1,000.