The Spotlight Award
Each year, an outstanding Research Topic article collection is selected as winner of the Frontiers Spotlight Award. The winning team of Topic Editors receives $100,000 to organize an international scientific conference on the theme of their successful Research Topic.
Research Topics are:
Research Topics are peer-reviewed article collections published around specialized themes. They are fully open and accessible, bringing together leading researchers from different institutions, locations and fields of interest.
Suggest a Research Topic
Suggest your Research Topic idea to the Frontiers Editorial Office using the form below and our team will guide you through the process.
Every Research Topic that closes within the award period (one calendar year), and is completed with at least 10 articles, will be considered for the Spotlight Award.
Shortlisted entries will be evaluated based on the following considerations:
Frontiers’ article-level impact metrics
Frontiers’ author-level impact metrics
The Jury of Frontiers’ Editorial Board members will choose the final winning Research Topic.