Thieme regularly honors outstanding research contributions in cooperation with various medical institutions and professional societies.
The Thieme journal "DMW Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift" has been awarding the prize, named after the Swiss internist Professor Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Walter Siegenthaler (1923-2010), since 1999. It goes to authors whose publications in DMW have had a significant impact on medicine and health. The prize is endowed with 5000 euros and is awarded annually during the congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin (DGIM).
Since 2009, Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis (STH) presents a series of awards for excellence in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis. The Eberhard F. Mammen Excellence in Thrombosis and Hemostasis Awards are presented annually to recognize the contribution of the founding editor, Eberhard Mammen, to the field and to this journal. There are two award categories:
Most Popular Article Awards
Awarded to best oral presentation are authors of the most popular articles published in STH in the preceding two years as captured in the preceding year. The awards currently comprise two categories: one for Free Access' articles, and another in a "General Category". There are two major cash prizes of US$1,000 for each category; also, winning articles will be given "free access" status. The awards are determined by the Editor-in-Chief on the basis of user statistics from Thieme e-Journals. The decision of the Editor-in-Chief is final. Prefaces, Errata, Letters to the Editor, Editorials, Commentaries, and previous award-winning articles are excluded from further consideration of these awards. Winning articles are automatically excluded from winning a future award.
Learn more about the current Eberhard F. Mammen award winners: Most Popular Article Awards
Young Investigator Awards
Best oral presentation or best conference abstract by a junior investigator – as presented or delivered to an international or large regional meeting on a topic related to the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis, and whose subject matter is determined to be in the spirit of Dr Mammen. Up to six cash awards of $1,000 per year for one or more presentations at each of three or more meetings per year. There are some additional considerations and conditions for the award, and awardees are expected to prepare a review or other paper related to the topic of their presentation (or as otherwise agreed) for publication in STH. After nominations are received, the awardees are selected by a vote of the Senior Editors of STH. Any potential conflicts of interest are managed by first identifying these, and then excluding those with potential conflicts from voting. In general, previous award winners are excluded from a second award to enable more individuals to be recognized.
Learn more about the current Eberhard F. Mammen award winners: Young Investigator Awards
As publisher of the journal Neuropediatrics, Thieme is the proud sponsor of the Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society. This award is made annually by the Society for Neuropediatrics (GNP) to a high-ranking scientist with special merits in the field of child neurology.
The journal "Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde" (Obstetrics and Gynecology), or "GebFra" for short, is the official organ of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe e.V. (DGGG). With the award of the same name, Thieme, together with the professional society, honors outstanding original and review papers or guidelines in gynecology and obstetrics. The prize is awarded to the most cited or most read article published in the journal over the past two years. The award is endowed with a total of 5000 euros. It is awarded every two years during the DGGG symposium.
Every year, the Thieme journal "Aktuelle Dermatologie" awards a prize to the best case report that has not yet been published. In their case studies, specialists pass on their experience in diagnosis and therapy for various dermatological indications to their colleagues. These suggestions "from practice for practice" promote scientific exchange within the professional group and improve patient care. The award is endowed with a prize money of 500 euros and is presented during the annual meeting of the Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft e. V. (DDG) and the training week for practical dermatology and venereology.
In addition, the editorial board of the journal "Pneumologie" awards a prize for the best case report of the year. Through casuistics, specialists pass on their experience in diagnostics and therapy of the various pneumological indications to their colleagues. These suggestions "from practice for practice" promote the dialogue within the professional group and thus contribute to creating optimal conditions for the treatment of patients. The work to be honored must be previously unpublished and written in German or English. Successfully peer-reviewed casuistics will be published in print and online in "Pneumologie". The prize is endowed with 500 euros and will be awarded during the annual congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin e. V. (DGP).
The journal "Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes" awards the most innovative original paper every two years. The prize of 4,000 euros is awarded alternately in the fields of endocrinology and diabetes. Depending on the field, the award ceremony takes place at the Deutschen Kongress für Endokrinologie DGE or the Diabetes Kongress DDG.
Most Innovative Paper Award ECED
Each year, Thieme also awards prizes to the most innovative original papers published in the journals "Endoscopy" and "Planta Medica". The awards, each worth 1,500 euros, are presented at the congress of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research, respectively.
Most Innovative Paper Award Planta Medica
In memory of the ophthalmologist Theodor Axenfeld (1867-1930), Thieme honors outstanding work that has made significant advances in the field of ophthalmology for ophthalmologists working in clinics and practices. The prize is awarded for work that has been published for the first time in the Thieme journal "Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde". The prize is awarded annually at the annual meeting of the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e. V. (DOG). It is endowed with 1500 euros.
Each year, Thieme and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin e.V. (DGN) honor the best paper published in the journal "NuklearMedicine" that has been most referenced internationally. The prize is awarded during the annual meeting of the DGN. The aim of the award, which is endowed with 500 euros, is to promote scientific research and exchange in nuclear medicine.
Thieme awards the best article of the previous year in the journal "Osteology" with the prize of the same name. The aim of the award, which is endowed with 1000 euros, is to promote scientific research and exchange in osteology. The award is presented annually at the symposium of the Dachverband Osteologie e.V. (DVO).
Together with the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin e. V. (DGAI), Thieme honors work in the field of teaching, continuing education, and advanced training in anesthesiology, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Members of the DGAI are eligible to apply. The prize, endowed with 2,500 euros, is awarded each year at the Hauptstadtkongress der DGAI für Anästhesiologie und Intensivtherapie (HAI) in Berlin.
The Thieme journal "Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology" (VCOT) is one of the most respected international publications for the disciplines of orthopaedics, neurosurgery and traumatology in veterinary medicine. Each year, the journal's editors honor outstanding experimental or clinical studies published in VCOT by veterinarians during their residency training. In their decision-making process, the jurors attach importance to the fact that a problem specific to the field has been formulated in the context of the work and that an approach to solving it has been found. Furthermore, originality and relevance to the field play a role. In addition, the experts evaluate the study design and the quality of the outcome measures, statistics and data generated. The award comes with prize money of 500 euros and a one-year subscription to VCOT.