The ISME Journal Best Paper Award 2023

ISME wishes to congratulate the authors of the most impactful articles published in The ISME Journal that also nicely reflect the breadth of topics published from around the world each year.

The Editor-in-Chief team is committed to promoting excellence in all aspects of The ISME Journal, the flagship society journal. The Editorial team strives to ensure rapid handling of manuscripts and quality reviews to publish the most important discoveries in microbial ecology. As part of this philosophy, the most impactful articles published in our journal in 2023 are acknowledged and celebrated. 

The ISME Journal Editors-in-Chief, Josh Neufeld, Lisa Stein, Thulani Makhalanyane, and Jillian Petersen, are delighted to recognize the following three articles for their outstanding quality and impact with The ISME Journal Best Paper Award 2023:

A diverse complement of article metrics related to citations, social media mentions, blog posts, and page accesses was used in order to shortlist articles that may be deserving of the special recognition, Best Paper Award 2023. Following this process, articles were evaluated for their content, this included assessing high impact articles that elevated the profile of The ISME Journal and highlighted exceptional discoveries in the field of microbial ecology. Given the number of major advances that are published in The ISME Journal each year, it was particularly difficult to only select three papers.
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