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Hitchon Award

Summary of Award

The IAGC Hitchon Award is given annually to a recent paper of significance published in the IAGC journal,
Applied Geochemistry. This award consists of a certificate to the author and all co-authors of the cited paper. The recipients also receive a complementary 1-year membership to IAGC for the year following receipt of the award, if not already an IAGC member. The award recipients shall be cited in the IAGC Newsletter and website. The abstract of any paper receiving the Hitchon Award may be reprinted in the IAGC Newsletter after the award is announced.

Award Criteria

Prior to papers published in 2011, the recipient of the Hitchon award was determined by the IAGC Publications Committee, considering any nominations received from the journal's Associate Editors. Beginning in 2016, the criteria were changed to be less subjective. The Hitchon award is now awarded to the Applied Geochemistry paper from 5 years ago (to allow for time to make an impact) that has the most citations according to SCOPUS. These new criteria were first applied to publication year 2011, and awarded in 2016. Additionally, we also recognize three Honorable Mention papers, award to the second through fourth highest citations from 5 years ago.

Hitchon Award Winners

Authors and Reference Year Newsletter Announcement
Nordstrom, D. Kirk, 2011. Hydrogeochemical processes governing the origin, transport and fate of major and trace elements from mine wastes and mineralized rock to surface waters. Applied Geochemistry, 26, 1777-1791. (87 citations)
2011 awarded in 2016
Number 64, June 2016
(Change in award criteria)
Laurent Charlet, S. Chakraborty, C.A.J. Appelo, G. Roman-Ross, B. Nath, A.A. Ansari, M. Lanson, D. Chatterjee, S. Basu Mallik. 2007. Chemodynamics of an arsenic “hotspot” in a West Bengal aquifer: A field and reactive transport modeling study. Applied Geochemistry, 22: 1273-1292.
Number 52, June 2010
Joris J. Dijkstra, Hans A. van der Sloot, Rob N.J. Comans. 2009. The leaching of major and trace elements from MSWI bottom ash as a function of pH and time. Applied Geochemistry, 21(2): 335-351.
Number 50, May 2009
Ralph L. Seiler, Kenneth G. Stollenwerk, John R. Garbarino. 2008. Factors controlling tungsten concentrations in ground water, Carson Desert, Nevada. Applied Geochemistry, 20(2): 423-441.
Number 49, November 2008
Keara B. Moore, Brenda Ekwurzel, Bradley K. Esser, G. Bryant Hudson, Jean E. Moran. 2007. Sources of groundwater nitrate revealed using residence time and isotope methods. Applied Geochemistry, 21(6): 1016-1029.
Number 47, November 2007

Honorable Mention

Authors and Reference Year Newsletter Announcement
Zuo, R. 2011. Decomposing of mixed pattern of arsenic using fractal model in Gangdese belt, Tibet, China. Applied Geochemistry, 26, S271-S273. (47 citations)
2011 awarded in 2016
Number 64, June 2016
Currell, M., Cartwright, I., Raveggi, M., Han, D. 2011. Controls on elevated fluoride and arsenic concentrations in groundwater from the Yuncheng Basin, China. Applied Geochemistry, 26, 540-552. (46 citations)
2011 awarded in 2016
Number 64, June 2016
Zhu, G., Zhang, S., Huang, H., Liang, Y., Meng, S., Li, Y. 2011. Gas genetic type and origin of hydrogen sulfide in the Zhongba gas field of the western Sichuan Basin, China. Applied Geochemistry, 26, 1261-1273. (43 citations)
2011 awarded in 2016
Number 64, June 2016



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