Submissions for the 2020 ISSLS Prize are now open.

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 should be submitted to European Spine Journal no later than October 15, 2019.

Note:  In order to participate in the 2020 ISSLS Prize Competition, the complete manuscript, submitted as a pdf file, together with the completed ISSLS Prize Application Form, must also be sent by e‐mail to Fiona Strain ( at the ISSLS office by October 15, 2019,

One of the authors should be prepared, at her/his own expense, to attend the ISSLS Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia, during Spineweek, April 26 – May 1, 2020, 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 via the Spineweek website by October 15, 2019.


Please find more information and instructions for online submission on the ISSLS website: