Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology (MST) has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believe that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal.
The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards'. This year awards were presented in the areas of Optical and Laser-based Techniques, Measurement Science, Sensors and Sensing Systems, and Biological, Medical and Life Sciences. Although the categories broadly mirror subject sections in the journal, the Editorial Board consider articles from all categories in the selection process.