Description: The GRSS established the J-STARS Prize Paper Award (JPPA) to recognize the author(s) who published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing during the calendar year an exceptional paper in terms of content and impact on the GRS-Society.

Eligibility: Papers published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Eligibility and the selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. Papers with the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observation and Applied Remote Sensing as a co-author are not eligible.

Award Items: Certificate and check for US$1500. In case of multiple authors, each will receive a certificate, and the cash award will be shared among the co-authors.

Frequency: The award shall be presented annually to one recipient, provided a qualified paper is identified. If a suitable paper cannot be identified from among those published during the calendar year, papers published in prior years and subsequently recognized as being meritorious may be considered.

Nominee Solicitation: Nominations for the J-STARS Prize Paper Award shall be made by:

  • Reviewers of the GRSS J-STARS papers
  • Associate Editors of GRSS J-STARS
  • Editor in Chief of GRSS J-STARS
  • Society members

The nomination package must be submitted by an IEEE GRSS member, consisting of the following:

  • Paper information,
  • It’s relevant contribution, and
  • it’s originality, clarity and timeliness.

The Editor-in-Chief compiles the list of nominated papers, along with the number of nominations and any other pertinent and appropriate data. The Editor-in-Chief is not allowed to remove any nominated paper from consideration.

The Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. No paper authored or coauthored by persons involved in the selection process is eligible.

Selection/Basis for Judging: In selecting the paper, factors considered are:

  • originality,
  • clarity, and
  • timeliness of the paper.
  • IEEE membership is preferable.

Presentation: The award shall be presented at an awards ceremony during IGARSS of the year following the publication period.