There are two evaluation criteria, which have equal weight:
(1) how interesting the subject is to our readers;
(2) quality of language, pictures, illustrations, and figures.
The evaluation committee for the Best Nordic Paper Awards is appointed solely by the Editor-in-Chief, without any input from the Editorial Board Members. All members of the evaluation committee have to state full impartiality and confirm, in writing, that they have no collaboration or relation with any of the authors of the papers under consideration. The Editor-in-Chief of Oftalmolog is automatically excluded from receiving any awards or prize money. Any author may opt out of being evaluated for the awards, in which case there will be no other compensation.
The winners, with highlights of their papers, will be presented in the printed version of Oftalmolog. The awardees will be invited to share key points of their papers in conjunction with a brief prize ceremony. The video of the entire award session will, upon recipients’ approval, be published on our webpage and social media. The award money is generously donated by Thea, which has no influence on the award criteria or the appointment of the evaluation committee.