The Jaccard-EFP Research Prize in Periodontology was instituted by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the Jaccard Foundation (University of Geneva) in 1995, aiming at promoting research in Europe. The Prize is awarded once every three years at the EuroPerio Conference.

The Jaccard-EFP Research Prize competition is a three-step process, consisting of (i) submission of a candidate entry manuscript to the Journal of Clinical Periodontology; (ii) after acceptance for publication by the Journal, selection by an ad hoc Committee of three finalist entries to be presented orally at the subsequent EuroPerio meeting; and (iii) final ranking of the three presentations as first, second and third Jaccard/EFP Research Prize winners.

The competition is open to all members of the Periodontal Societies, which are part of the EFP. The first author/presenter must be a junior/mid-career investigator (i.e., not hold the rank of full professor), and member of a national society that is Full Member of the EFP.


The research work must be original and not previously published. The manuscripts should be prepared according to the “Instructions to Authors” in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

Candidates should submit their manuscripts on-line to the Journal by September 1st, 2024, and must highlight in the “Cover Letter” that the submission is an entry for the Jaccard- EFP award competition. Proof of successful completion of the editorial screening process must be sent by email to the EFP European Coordinator (

Assessment Process

Only manuscripts accepted for publication in the Journal enter the final stage of the Jaccard-EFP award competition. A panel of 5 adjudicators with no conflicts of interest (i.e., affiliation with the candidate’s home institution, joint publications with any candidate during the last 5 years) will select the three finalist manuscripts, among entries accepted for publication by January 31st, 2025. The panel will consist of the Journal’s Editor in Chief (chair), two Associate Editors, the chair of the Scientific Affairs Committee representing the

Executive Committee of the EFP, and one member of the EuroPerio Organizing Committee.

The first author of each of the three finalist manuscripts will be invited to give an oral presentation during a special session at the EuroPerio meeting. Travel expenses up to 500 Euros as well as EuroPerio meeting registration fees will be covered.

Each presenter will give a 20 minute-presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Three prizes (1st prize: CHF 10.000; 2nd prize: CHF 6.000; 3rd prize: CHF 4.000) will be awarded on the merits of the submitted manuscript, the oral presentation and the subsequent discussion.

Manuscripts submitted for the Jaccard-EFP award competition will appear on-line after acceptance, according to the standard publishing procedures of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. The three finalist manuscripts will be assigned to a printed issue after the EuroPerio meeting. Their ranking in the Jaccard-EFP Research Prize competition will be acknowledged.

1. The significance for periodontology

  • Clinical implications
  • Applicability
  • Understanding mechanisms

2. Innovative character

  • Originality of the hypothesis
  • Implications for changes of thoughts in periodontology

3. Scientific quality

  • Clear hypothesis
  • Experimental design
  • Data quality
  • Statistical methodology

4. Quality of the paper

  • Readability
  • Adequacy of introduction and discussion
  • Language use
  • Clear conclusions

5. Quality of oral presentation

  • Performance
  • Comprehensibility
  • Structure of presentation
  • Slides
  • Response to questions

A score from 1 to 5 may be given to each of the five quality areas.

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