Criteria for Selection - Best Research Abstract in Sports Physical Therapy: CSM Award

Selection will be based upon a 3-round process:
Round 1:
  • Accepted abstracts will be ranked by average reviewer score by Chair of AASPT Research
    • Top 12 abstracts will advance to next Round, considering topics and scientific rigor
Round 2:
  • Abstracts are reviewed by 2 blinded Research Steering Committee Members and ranked 1-12 based upon relevance and impact upon sports physical therapy
  • The 6 top-ranked abstracts advance to the next round
 Round 3:
  • The 6 finalists are invited to submit a brief paper; each paper is reviewed by 2 blinded Research Steering Committee Members based upon relevance and impact upon sports physical therapy

The paper with the highest cumulative rank across reviewers is identified as the award winner.

Members of the Research Steering Committee with a potential conflict of interest will be recused from the selection process.