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Announcing Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
2014 Young Investigator’s Award


To enter, manuscripts must be submitted online via

Overview: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM) is pleased to announce the guidelines for the 2014 LSM Young Investigator’s Award (LSM-YIA). The award of $1,000 will be presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS). 

Journal Scope: LSM publishes the highest quality research and clinical manuscripts in areas relating to the use of lasers in medicine and biology. The journal publishes basic and clinical studies on the therapeutic and diagnostic use of lasers in all the surgical and medical specialties. Contributions regarding clinical trials, new therapeutic techniques or instrumentation, laser biophysics and bioengineering, photobiology and photochemistry, outcomes research, cost-effectiveness, and other aspects of biomedicine are welcome. Using a process of rigorous yet rapid review of submitted manuscripts, findings of high scientific and medical interest are published with a minimum delay. 

Eligibility: The competition is open to clinical and basic scientists at the postgraduate level working in academia, industry, or research institutions. Applicants may not have more than the equivalent of five years’ full-time postdoctoral or post-residency research experience, as documented by a curriculum vitae and letter of confirmation from a supervisor, mentor, or department head.

Applications: The applicant must submit a single manuscript describing original work in areas relating to the use of lasers in medicine or biology directly to LSM online via At the time of submission, the applicant will check a box indicating that she/he wishes to have the paper considered for this award.  The applicant must be the sole or primary author of this work. 

Selection Process: The Young Investigator Award Committee consists of the LSM Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors. The winner will be selected among the manuscripts submitted to LSM in 2014 on the basis of the scientific quality and originality of the work. The announcement of the winner will take place prior to the 2015 ASLMS meeting. The recipient will be invited to receive the award at the LSM editorial board meeting, which will take place during the 2015 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery’s Annual Conference.  

Timeframe: To be considered for the 2014 LSM-YIA award, a manuscript must be submitted to the LSM website ( during the 2014 calendar year. Manuscripts submitted after December 31, 2014 will be considered for the 2015 award.


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