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The deadline for applications for the 2022 ISSLS Prize has now passed. 

Applications for 2023 will open in mid-2022. 

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.

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 forthcoming annual ISSLS meeting. You must submit an abstract for the annual meeting in accordance with submission details announced by ISSLS prior to the meeting.

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.