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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.

Henry Stonnington Award

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 review335
2019-Runner UpStephanie Whitwham & Katy A.JonesAssessing aggression following Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): a systematic review of assessment measures335
2018-WinnerEmilie Chamard & Jonathan D. LichtensteinA systematic review of neuroimaging findings in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion327
2018-Runner UpJacinta M.Douglas and Lucy KnoxA scoping review of the nature and outcomes of extended rehabilitation programmes after very severe brain injury328
2017-WinnerKjersti Bergersen, Joar Øveraas Halvorsen, Einar Aagaard Tryti, Solveig Isabel Taylor & Alexander OlsenA systematic literature review of psychotherapeutic treatment of prolonged symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury313
2017-Runner UpMegan Banky, Hannah K. Ryan, Ross Clark, John Olver & Gavin WilliamsDo clinical tests of spasticity accurately reflect muscle function during walking: A systematic review314
2016-WinnerC. S. AllelyPrevalence and assessment of traumatic brain injury in prison inmates: A systematic PRISMA review3010
2016-Runner UpBede Ozolins, Nicole Aimers, Lucy Parrington & Alan J. PearceMovement disorders and motor impairments following repeated head trauma: A systematic review of the literature 1990–2015308
2015-WinnerBede Ozolins, Nicole Aimers, Lucy Parrington & Alan J. PearceMovement disorders and motor impairments following repeated head trauma: A systematic review of the literature 1990–2015308
2015-Runner UpLaura R. Hartman, Michelle Duncanson, Sarah Marie Farahat & Sally LindsayClinician and educator experiences of facilitating students’ transition back to school following acquired brain injury: A qualitative systematic review2912
2014-WinnerErin D. BiglerEffort, symptom validity testing, performance validity testing and traumatic brain injury2813-14
2014-Runner UpHong-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 insults2812
2013-Joint WinnerMikhail Saltychev, Merja Eskola, Olli Tenovuo & Katri LaimiReturn to work after traumatic brain injury: Systematic review2713-14
2013-Joint WinnerAurore Thibaut, Camille Chatelle, Erik Ziegler, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Steven Laureys & Olivia GosseriesSpasticity after stroke: Physiology, assessment and treatment2710
2012-WinnerJuan Lu, Kelli W. Gary, Janet P. Neimeier, John Ward & Kate L. Lapane
Randomized controlled trials in adult traumatic brain injury2613-14
2012-Runner UpMathilde P. Chevignard , MD, PhD, Cheryl Soo, Jane Galvin, Cathy Catroppa & Senem ErenEcological assessment of cognitive functions in children with acquired brain injury: A systematic review269
2011-WinnerDaniel 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 review257-8
2011-Runner UpSasha J. Rogers, Allyson L. Browne, Mandy Vidovich & Stephen Honeybul
Defining meaningful outcomes after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury: Existing challenges and future targets257-8
2010-WinnerMatthew 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 interventions245
2010-Runner UpPaul Comper , PhD, C Psych, Michael Hutchison, Sylvia Magrys, Lynda Mainwaring & Doug Richards
Evaluating the methodological quality of sports neuropsychology concussion research: A systematic review2411
2009-WinnerMs 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 review234
2009-Runner UpMathias Zuercher, Wolfgang Ummenhofer, Anja Baltussen & Bernhard Walder, MD,
The use of Glasgow Coma Scale in injury assessment: A critical review235
2008-WinnerNorman A. Poole & Niruj Agrawal
Cholinomimetic agents and neurocognitive impairment following head injury: A systematic review227-8
2008-Runner UpProfessor R. Ll. Wood, N. Alderman & C. Williams
Assessment of neurobehavioural disability: A review of existing measures and recommendations for a comprehensive assessment tool2212
2007-WinnerMark 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 evidence218
2007-Runner UpLaura Rees, Shawn Marshall, MD MSc FRCPC, Cheryl Hartridge, David Mackie & Margaret Weiser For The Erabi Group
Cognitive interventions post acquired brain injury212
2006-WinnerKarolina Krakau, Marianne Omne-Pontén, Torbjörn Karlsson & Jörgen Borg
Metabolism and nutrition in patients with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury: A systematic review204
2006-Runner UpElizabeth L. Moore , PhD, Lori Terryberry-Spohr & Debra A. Hope
Mild traumatic brain injury and anxiety sequelae: A review of the literature202