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The ISSLS Prize program, sponsored by European Spine Journal, comprises three awards of $US20,000 each. Prizes are awarded competitively on the basis of scientific merit in one or more of the following areas: basic science, bioengineering science and clinical science.

ISSLS is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022 ISSLS Prize. Please follow the instructions below and be sure to send your applications to both the European Spine Journal and ISSLS.

Closing date for applications: October 15, 2021

Papers submitted for the ISSLS Prize Competition must be original, full article manuscripts, not previously published or submitted for publication. All manuscripts submitted for the ISSLS Prize Competition will be considered for publication in the European Spine Journal, following the regular review process for this journal. The ISSLS Prize winning manuscripts will be guaranteed publication in European Spine Journal.

The Manuscript
The manuscript, written in English, should be in the form of a complete original article, including references, illustrations, tables etc. It should be submitted to the European Spine Journal, in accordance with the instructions for online submission, which can be found here:

The manuscript must be submitted to:

One of the authors is required, at her/his own expense, to attend the ISSLS Annual Meeting in Boston, USA, to present the paper and receive the award.

Please note: Submitting a paper for the ISSLS Prize is not an automatic entry to the abstracts for the upcoming annual ISSLS meeting. You must submit an abstract for the Boston meeting (details will be provided in 2021).

Winners from previous years


With sincere appreciation the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine thanks the following companies for their support of the 47th ISSLS Annual Meeting.