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3rd Notes and Records Essay Award | @RSocPublishing

3rd Notes and Records Essay Award | @RSocPublishing

3rd Notes and Records Essay AwardThis is open to researchers in the history of science who have completed a postgraduate degree within the last five years.


The unpublished essay, based on original research, should relate to aspects of the history of science covered by the journal.


Royal Society Publishing


The award consists of:

  • A cash prize of £500
  • Publication of the winning entry in Notes and Records
  • A year’s subscription to Notes and Records


31 January 2014


  • The winning entry is chosen using the journal’s standard criteria for selection (i.e. excellence and interest to a wide audience) and will be published in the journal.
  • The 2012 winner was Meghan C. Doherty for her essay entitled Discovering the ‘true form:’ Hooke’s Micrographia and the visual vocabulary of engraved portraits. This essay uses Robert Hooke’s Micrographia to examine the intersection of visual conventions for portraiture with the viewing of the microscopic world.
  • The essay should be no more than 8000 words in length, including references, and should reflect the style guidelines of the journal.
  • It should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. It must be written in English.
  • The essay must be submitted electronically to
  • The submission must be accompanied by a covering message confirming the postgraduate degree title and where and when it was awarded.
  • Entries will be subject to the normal standards of refereeing and editorial review.
  • There will be a single prize-winner and no runners-up. However, authors other than the winner may be invited to publish their work in Notes and Records, if the judges of the essay award and the editorial board consider such work to be of sufficient quality.
  • If no essay is deemed of a suitable standard, no award will be made. The judges’ decision will be final.


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  1. Kelvin Odems says:

    Thank you!

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