Journal Prizes

Our Early Career Researcher Awards are presented annually to the best paper by an author at the start of their research career, in each of our five journals.

Each prize winner is celebrated with a prize of £250, a year’s membership, a year’s subscription to the relevant journal and the opportunity to present their research at the next Annual Meeting. First authors who are in the early stages of their research career can nominate themselves when their paper is accepted for publication. The winners are then selected by the journal Editors at the end of each year. The winning papers and two highly commended papers from each journal are compiled into a freely available Virtual Issue which you can access from the journal websites.

Read more about our winners

Functional Ecology
Journal of Animal Ecology
Journal of Applied Ecology
Journal of Ecology
Methods in Ecology and Evolution