shutterstock_240441583The editors of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open® announced the winners of the 2015 Best Paper Awards. Authors will be honored at Plastic Surgery—The Meeting 2015 to be held October 16-20, 2015, in Boston.

In Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the winner for Best US Paper is “The Role of Stem Cells in Aesthetic Surgery: Fact or Fiction?” by Adrian McArdle, Kshemendra Senarath-Yapa, Graham G. Walmsley, Michael Hu, et al. 

An Honorable Mention for Best Ideas and Innovations Paper was awarded to Eric G. Halvorson, Michael Cormican, Misti E. West, and Vinnie Myers for their report, “Three-Dimensional Nipple-Areola Tattooing: A New Technique with Superior Results.”

The Best International Paper from PRS is “Population Analysis of the Perfect Breast: A Morphometric Analysis,” by Patrick Mallucci and Olivier A. Branford of the United Kingdom.

The year’s Best Cosmetic Paper is “Facial Feminization Surgery: The Forehead. Surgical Techniques and Analysis of Results” by Luis Capitán, Daniel Simon, Kai Kaye, and Thiago Tenorio.

Also announced were the second annual Best Paper Awards for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open. The winner for Best International Collaboration-Gold is “Diffusion and Perfusion: The Keys to Fat Grafting,” with authors Roger K. Khouri, Jr, Raoul-Emil R. Khouri, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Khalil R. Khouri, Luca Lancerotto, and Dennis P. Orgill representing the United States and Italy.  

The winner for Best Case Report-Gold, is “Silicone Breast Implants Can Save Lives” by Heather Rosen, Mark Brzezienski, and Kent Kihyet Higdon.

The full 2015 Best Paper Awards are listed and linked in special topic collections posted on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open websites. The PRS Best Papers collection will be freely available through November 10; PRS Global Open content is always freely accessible to the reader.

The awards are based on an objective scoring process that includes the number of full-text and PDF article views on the journal website, the number of times the papers were shared by email, and the number of times they were added to a user’s personal collection on or