Publication Medal

Dr Ho Jun Jang

2023 Publication Medal winner

“Scientific merit, relevance to soil science, and effectiveness in communicating the paper’s contents to the reader” 

Jang, Ho Jun, et al. (2023) “Assessing human impacts on soil organic carbon change in the Lower Namoi Valley, Australia.” Anthropocene 43: 100393. 
Ho Jun Jang, Mercedes Roman Dobarco, Budiman Minasny, Jose Padarian Campusano, Alex McBratney, University of Sydney, NSW 

This medal is awarded annually for a publication on any subject in soil research. The award is open to Australian soil scientists and is made on the basis of scientific merit, relevance to soil science and effectiveness in communicating the content. The award is normally for work carried out in Australia and the publication on which the award is based should be published not later than the year of the candidate’s 35th birthday.

Written assurance must be given by any co-authors that the nominee for the Publication Medal has made the major contribution to the research and writing of the paper. Only the senior author of a joint-author publication is eligible to receive the Publication Medal.

The award consists of a medal, certificate and sum of money.

Nomination Process and Instructions

Nominations must be via the online form and submitted to the Federal Secretary before the closing date in the year in which the medal is to be awarded. Download application form here.

Applications for the Publication Medal award need to be made by a financial member of Soil Science Australia and can be made either by the candidate, or on behalf of the candidate. The Publication Medal award will be made on the basis of scientific merit, relevance to soil science, and effectiveness in communicating the paper’s contents to the reader.

  • The candidate needs to be a financial member of the Society.
  • The work will normally be for work carried out in Australia.
  • The publication on which the award is based should be published no later than the year of the candidate’s 35th birthday.
  • If the paper is co-authored written assurance must be given that the candidate made the major contribution to the research and writing of the paper.
  • Only the primary author of a joint author publication is eligible to receive the award.
  • Application may be made by either the candidate or on behalf of the candidate by a financial member of the Society.
  • Nominations are confidential to the Awarding Committee.
  • The nomination may include the names of up to two referees on whom the Publication Medal Committee may call.

If insufficient suitable nominations are received the Publication Medal Committee may initiate a search and consider candidates from which to select a suitable medal recipient.

Award Presentation

The Publication Medal is presented by the Federal President or proxy at the Soil Science Australia national conference or another event determined by the Federal Council.

Award Winners

YearWinner
1979P.S. Sidhu
1980M.J. Knight
1981W.H. Utomo
1982David Chittleborough
1983Colin Chartres
1984Robert Loch
1986R.R. Anand
1987J.M. Hainsworth
1989Neal Menzies
1991Stuart Boucher
1993V.K. Phogat
1995H.J. Ni
1996Kerry Greenwood
2001Gary Sheridan
2002Budiman Minasny
2003Angus McElnea
2004Ronald Smernik
2005Bennett Macdonald
2007Ian Oliver
2009Mohsen Forouzongohar
2010Ashlea Doolette
2011Samantha Grover
2012Vanessa Wong
2013Raj Setia
2014Shu Kee Lam (Raymond)
2015Daniela Montalvo Grijalva
2016Timothy McLaren
2017Yingcan Zhu
2018Mario Fajardo
2019Corinne Celestina
2020Pei-Pei Xue
2021Thi Bao Anh Nguyen
2022Zhe (Han) Weng
2023Ho Jun Jang