John J. Sciarra Prize Paper Award for 2017

The editors of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO) are pleased to announce a prize award for the best clinical research paper from a low- or middle-income country published in the IJGO during 2017.

All clinical research articles from low- and middle-income countries published in 2017 will be considered for this prize. Selection will be made by the editors and the decision will be announced in the IJGO in 2018. The winning corresponding author will receive an £800 stipend, a certificate of recognition, and complimentary access to the online version of the IJGO for a period of 1 year from the date the prize is awarded. Notification will be made to the corresponding author, who will be responsible for determining distribution of the winnings, in case of a multiple-author article.

This award has been established for the purpose of encouraging investigators, especially young scientists, from low- and middle-income countries to submit their very best clinical research articles for publication in the IJGO.

The IJGO is the official publication of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the primary international organization for the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. FIGO is dedicated to enhancing the health care of women worldwide, and the prize award is intended to encourage authors to work toward the FIGO mission, which is, in part, “…to serve an international audience by publishing original scientific articles and communications originating in low income countries, emphasizing the important obstetric and gynecologic problems, issues, and perspectives, such as maternal mortality and family planning.”

The winner of the 2016 Award was ‘Randomized controlled trial comparing ondansetron and placebo for the reduction of spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension during elective cesarean delivery in Egypt’ by Nabih I. El Khouly and Ashraf M. Meligy.