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Henry Stonnington Award

Brain Injury

About the prize

Brain Injury is pleased to announce that, commencing in 2007, annual awards will be given for the best Review Articles published in the Journal. In recognition of Brain Injury's Founding Editor, The Henry Stonnington Awards—sponsored by Taylor & Francis—will provide a 1st prize of $1,000 and a 2nd prize of $500 to the lead author of winning Review Articles, as adjudicated by the Editorial Board.

At the beginning of each year, a team of judges will evaluate all Review Articles published in the previous volume, and final decisions will be made by 15 April. Recipients of the awards will be notified, and announced in Brain Injury.

Submissions Information

Some guidelines on the writing of high-quality Review Articles are listed below. Adherence to these will help authors meet the awards’ criteria.

  1. Should you wish, submit your idea to the Editors for their consideration and approval before writing the article.
  2. Consider topics with broad clinical and/or research applications and keep in mind the scope of interest of the readership of the Journal.
  3. Aim for a Review Article with clear conclusions and/or summation such as a meta-analysis.
  4. Be willing to explore more controversial topics that may not have definitive consensus and/or evidence-based medicine as a foundation for determining conclusions.
  5. Remember the primary criteria for good scientific writing includes good flow, clarity and accuracy which generally requires good organizational skills and a firm grasp of the English language.
  6. Consider ending your Review Article by addressing issues that remain unanswered along with suggestions for the kind of research that would help to answer them and/or consider concluding with a major reiteration of the primary lesson learned by the review.
  7. Remember that Review Articles including meta-analyses are critical evaluations of previously published literature.
  8. Writing a good Review Article involves significant effort and time to synthesize, integrate, organize and evaluate the methodology and quality of previously published information with the intent of distilling this information for the readership of Brain Injury.
  9. A good review defines and clarifies a particular problem, summarizes current knowledge based on a synopsis of prior studies, identifies gaps in the literature regarding the topic and suggests means of solving unanswered questions regarding the topic being reviewed.

In preparing manuscripts, please consult Brain Injury's Instructions for Authors available from the Journal homepage. Review Articles to be considered for The Henry Stonnington Awards should be clearly indicated as such in the covering letter.

Year Author(s) Article Volume Issue
2019-Winner Joshua Wiener, Amanda McIntyre, Shannon Janzen, Magdalena Mirkowski, Heather M. MacKenzie & Robert Teasell Opioids and cerebral physiology in the acute management of traumatic brain injury: a systematic review 33 5
2019-Runner Up Stephanie Whitwham & Katy A.Jones Assessing aggression following Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): a systematic review of assessment measures 33 5
2018-Winner Emilie Chamard & Jonathan D. Lichtenstein A systematic review of neuroimaging findings in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion 32 7
2018-Runner Up Jacinta M.Douglas and Lucy Knox A scoping review of the nature and outcomes of extended rehabilitation programmes after very severe brain injury 32 8
2017-Winner Kjersti Bergersen, Joar Øveraas Halvorsen, Einar Aagaard Tryti, Solveig Isabel Taylor & Alexander Olsen A systematic literature review of psychotherapeutic treatment of prolonged symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury 31 3
2017-Runner Up Megan Banky, Hannah K. Ryan, Ross Clark, John Olver & Gavin Williams Do clinical tests of spasticity accurately reflect muscle function during walking: A systematic review 31 4
2016-Winner C. S. Allely Prevalence and assessment of traumatic brain injury in prison inmates: A systematic PRISMA review 30 10
2016-Runner Up Bede Ozolins, Nicole Aimers, Lucy Parrington & Alan J. Pearce Movement disorders and motor impairments following repeated head trauma: A systematic review of the literature 1990–2015 30 8
2015-Winner Bede Ozolins, Nicole Aimers, Lucy Parrington & Alan J. Pearce Movement disorders and motor impairments following repeated head trauma: A systematic review of the literature 1990–2015 30 8
2015-Runner Up Laura R. Hartman, Michelle Duncanson, Sarah Marie Farahat & Sally Lindsay Clinician and educator experiences of facilitating students’ transition back to school following acquired brain injury: A qualitative systematic review 29 12
2014-Winner Erin D. Bigler Effort, symptom validity testing, performance validity testing and traumatic brain injury 28 13-14
2014-Runner Up Hong-Cai Wang, Cheng-Feng Sun, Hai Chen, Mao-Song Chen, Gang Shen, Yan-Bin Ma & Bo-Ding Wang Where are we in the modelling of traumatic brain injury? Models complicated by secondary brain insults 28 12
2013-Joint Winner Mikhail Saltychev, Merja Eskola, Olli Tenovuo & Katri Laimi Return to work after traumatic brain injury: Systematic review 27 13-14
2013-Joint Winner Aurore Thibaut, Camille Chatelle, Erik Ziegler, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Steven Laureys & Olivia Gosseries Spasticity after stroke: Physiology, assessment and treatment 27 10
2012-Winner Juan Lu, Kelli W. Gary, Janet P. Neimeier, John Ward & Kate L. Lapane Randomized controlled trials in adult traumatic brain injury 26 13-14
2012-Runner Up Mathilde P. Chevignard , MD, PhD, Cheryl Soo, Jane Galvin, Cathy Catroppa & Senem Eren Ecological assessment of cognitive functions in children with acquired brain injury: A systematic review 26 9
2011-Winner Daniel C. Bland, Cris Zampieri & Diane L. Damiano PhD, PT Effectiveness of physical therapy for improving gait and balance in individuals with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review 25 7-8
2011-Runner Up Sasha J. Rogers, Allyson L. Browne, Mandy Vidovich & Stephen Honeybul Defining meaningful outcomes after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury: Existing challenges and future targets 25 7-8
2010-Winner Matthew J. Meyer, Joseph Megyesi, Jay Meythaler, Manuel Murie-Fernandez, Jo-Anne Aubut, Norine Foley, Katherine Salter, Mark Bayley, Shawn Marshall & Robert Teasell Acute management of acquired brain injury part I: An evidence-based review of non-pharmacological interventions 24 5
2010-Runner Up Paul Comper , PhD, C Psych, Michael Hutchison, Sylvia Magrys, Lynda Mainwaring & Doug Richards Evaluating the methodological quality of sports neuropsychology concussion research: A systematic review 24 11
2009-Winner Ms Sara E. McEwen , MSc, Maria P.J. Huijbregts, Jennifer D. Ryan & Helene J. Polatajko Cognitive strategy use to enhance motor skill acquisition post-stroke: A critical review 23 4
2009-Runner Up Mathias Zuercher, Wolfgang Ummenhofer, Anja Baltussen & Bernhard Walder, MD, The use of Glasgow Coma Scale in injury assessment: A critical review 23 5
2008-Winner Norman A. Poole & Niruj Agrawal Cholinomimetic agents and neurocognitive impairment following head injury: A systematic review 22 7-8
2008-Runner Up Professor R. Ll. Wood, N. Alderman & C. Williams Assessment of neurobehavioural disability: A review of existing measures and recommendations for a comprehensive assessment tool 22 12
2007-Winner Mark Ylvisaker, Lyn Turkstra, Carl Coehlo, Kathy Yorkston, Mary Kennedy, McKay Moore Sohlberg & Jack Avery Behavioural interventions for children and adults with behaviour disorders after TBI: A systematic review of the evidence 21 8
2007-Runner Up Laura Rees, Shawn Marshall, MD MSc FRCPC, Cheryl Hartridge, David Mackie & Margaret Weiser For The Erabi Group Cognitive interventions post acquired brain injury 21 2
2006-Winner Karolina Krakau, Marianne Omne-Pontén, Torbjörn Karlsson & Jörgen Borg Metabolism and nutrition in patients with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury: A systematic review 20 4
2006-Runner Up Elizabeth L. Moore , PhD, Lori Terryberry-Spohr & Debra A. Hope Mild traumatic brain injury and anxiety sequelae: A review of the literature 20 2