2017 ACVO Best Manuscripts Awards

The 2017 ACVO Resident Manuscript Awards submissions opens on May 1st, please check back at that time for more information. Until then, general guidelines are listed below for reference.

Eligibility (all of the following must be met):

  • A resident in an ABVO approved residency training program or an individual who has completed his/her ABVO approved residency within 18 months of the application deadline
  • Applicant must be first author on the manuscript
  • Manuscript research must have been conducted as part of the applicant’s ABVO approved residency program
  • Manuscript must be published, in press, or accepted without further revisions
    • Note: manuscripts that are “accepted” but with “minor” or “major revisions” are not eligible for consideration

Required Application Materials

Cover letter to the ACVO Executive Director stating the following:

  • full manuscript citation, including DOI, where available
  • Award category in which the manuscript is being entered: 1) Basic Science, 2) Clinical Research, or 3) Case Report or Review Article
  • Name of ABVO approved residency program and date (MM/DD/YYYY) that the applicant finished or will finish his/her program
  • A statement affirming that the manuscript research was conducted as part of the applicant’s ABVO approved residency program

Note: Cover letter must also be signed by both the applicant and the Supervising Diplomate and a copy of the manuscript must be sent with the cover letter.

Manuscripts in press or accepted without further revision – a copy of the final acceptance letter must be included

If a publisher’s version is not yet available, the final peer-revised manuscript should be submitted (Note: the NIH defines “final peer-revised manuscript” as follows: "The Investigator’s final manuscript of a peer-reviewed paper accepted for journal publication, including all modifications from the peer review process." (http:///publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ/htm)