MSC Virtual 2022 Best Publication Awards

The Malaysia Stroke Council would like to recognize outstanding and relevant research by Malaysians in the above specific categories of basic and clinical neurosciences that have been recognised and published in peer review journals. We welcome Academicians, clinicians, scientists, doctors, technicians, trainees and students working in public and private institutions in Malaysia or Malaysians working abroad to submit their article for this award.

The Malaysia Stroke Council Award for Best Publication shall be given to first/corresponding authors who have published a paper in the field of neurosciences in a scientific journal, adjudged to be the best paper during the eligible period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The research has to be done in Malaysia or by Malaysians working overseas.

To take part, send your paper to abstract@msconference2022.com


Malaysia Stroke Council Young Investigator Award

Best Publication shall be given to the first/corresponding author of a neuroscience paper who is 40 years old and below at the time the paper is accepted or published. The eligibility period is from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The research and content of the paper judged has to be conducted in Malaysia or by Malaysians working abroad.

Certificates and cash award will be given to Best Publication and Young Investigator Award for Best Publication of the year.

To take part, send your paper to abstract@msconference2022.com

Submission Guidelines

  • 1) Best Publication
    a) Clinical
    b) Basic science

    2) Young Investigator Award for Best Publication
    a) Clinical
    b) Basic science

    1. Academicians, clinicians, scientists, doctors, technicians, trainees and students working in public and private institutions in Malaysia or Malaysians working abroad.
    2. Aged 40 and below at the time of publication for the Young Investigator category.
    1. To encourage and promote original scientific research in basic, clinical, and interdisciplinary neurosciences
    2. To recognize outstanding and relevant research by Malaysians in the above specific categories of basic and clinical neurosciences that have been recognised and published in peer review journals.
  • The Malaysia Stroke Council Award for Best Publication shall be given to first/corresponding authors who have published a paper in the field of stroke in a scientific journal, adjudged to be the best paper during the eligible period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The research has to be done in Malaysia or by Malaysians working overseas.

    The Malaysia Stroke Council Young Investigator Award for Best Publication shall be given to the first/corresponding author of a stroke-related paper who is 40 years old and below at the time the paper is accepted or published. The eligibility period is from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The research and content of the paper judged has to be conducted in Malaysia or by Malaysians working abroad.

  • All applications must be completed and submitted before 15 May 2022. Submission after the deadline will not be considered.

    1. A committee of judges with appropriate clinical and scientific backgrounds shall decide the recipients for these awards
    2. All decisions of the committee shall be final
    3. No award shall be given if there are no suitable candidates
    4. The same paper shall not be given the same award more than once
    5. All Malaysians or employees of public or private Malaysians institutions shall be eligible for the award. However, the final decision on eligibility shall be the responsibility of the committee
    6. Each applicant can only submit one publication for the award.
  • Applications deemed eligible are subject to review by the Judges’ Panel or selection committee who will decide on merits of the original paper by the following criteria:

    1. Overall quality and significance of research
    2. Degree of relevance to neurology, neurosurgery, and neurosciences in Malaysia
    3. Calibre and impact factor of the scientific journal
    4. Citation index of the paper

    All publications including systematic review will be accepted. Case reports, case series, review articles, and letters are not accepted.

  • Certificates and cash award will be given to Best Publication and Young Investigator Award for Best Publication of the year. This is not renewable. It is the prerogative of the awardee to decide on the disbursement of the monetary award to other authors of the winning paper.

e-Poster Presentation
  • Presentation in the Poster Session will be numbered as listed in the programme.
  • The top of the final poster must have a label indicating its title, author(s), and institutions. Title headings can be in all capitals or in `titlecase’.
  • Use attractive graphics, colour and fonts to highlight the main points of your study.  
  • Your poster must consist of only 1 slide and should be composed with digital technical requirements as specified below.
File format PDF (.pdf)
Orientation & Format Portrait Format, Single-Slide Ratio 9:16
Dimensions in Pixel Minimum recommended size (format W x H) is 1125 x 2000px and maximum is 2250 x 4000px.
Dimensions in cm Minimum recommended size 29.7 cm x 42.0 cm A3 size dimensions OR use the template size provided.
Recommended fontsize Minimum 12 points
Sound No sound supported
Maximum file size 8 MB
  • An example of a poster template is available to download here.

  • All poster file submission should be done through the presenting author’s account in the Congress website portal by July 4, 2022.
  • There will be an active `Question & Answer’ chat accessible to congress delegates and the presenter throughout the conference and for 2 weeks after the conference.
  • The shortlisted e-Posters for awards will be shown in the allocated Congress programme session. The shortlisted presenters will be subjected to 5 minutes of LIVE discussion with a panel of appointed judges.