Are you an applied mathematician? Interested in publishing your research? Whether you are a practitioner, academic, or student; discover the journals of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and their best paper prizes today. Oxford University Press publishes seven journals on behalf of the IMA, of which five have best paper prizes.
Click below to find out more about each prize. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
The prize in applied mathematics is awarded every two years by the IMA in cooperation with the IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics and the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC). The biennial prize was established by the IMA to recognise the achievement of its first two Presidents – Professors Sir James Lighthill and Sir Bryan Thwaites – in laying the foundations of what has become a major scientific institute.
The prize is £1000 and will be awarded every two years at the BAMC. The next prize will be awarded in 2017 from papers received by end 2016.
Submissions will be accepted from any candidates who, on the deadline submission date, have spent no more than five years in further study or full time equivalent work since completing their undergraduate studies.
Professor Leslie Fox was a founder member of the IMA, the director of the Oxford University Computer Laboratory from 1957-1982, and a distinguished worker in numerical linear algebra and differential equations. The prize was established in 1985 with funds donated in his memory.
The intention of the prize is to honour young numerical analysts; awards are given every two years for papers in numerical analysis submitted by persons 31 years or younger on 1 January in the year of the award. The next award will be given in 2017. The adjudicators may award more than one first and second prizes.
Eligible manuscripts are those which have been accepted for publication and which were submitted with a co-author who is currently a doctoral student or within five years of the receipt of their first doctorate. All eligible manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editors-in-Chief and a shortlist of early career authors will be invited to present their article at a prize meeting. First and second prizes will be awarded based on the merit of the article and its presentation.
To celebrate 30 years of Mathematical Medicine and Biology: A Journal of the IMA, the Best Paper Prize was launched in 2014. The prize recognises the most outstanding research published in the journal.
The prize is £1000 and will be awarded every two years at the Society of Mathematical Biology annual conference. The next prize will be awarded in 2017. All papers submitted to, and subsequently accepted by, the journal between January 2015 and December 2016 are automatically considered.
The prize will be awarded to the authors of the paper deemed by the committee to show the greatest originality and significance, particularly in combining mathematical depth with biological or biomedical impact.
The 2016 Best Paper Prize will be awarded in the summer of 2017, and will be selected from papers published in 2016. The prize offers an award of £1000.
The editors will nominate papers for the shortlist and then vote on the best paper. The prize may be awarded jointly.