2021 Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year Award Finalists Announced

ROGER F. SHERWOODPharmaceutical Engineering® is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2021 Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year Award. The articles were selected by the judges from 35 feature and technical articles published in PE during calendar year 2021 (Volume 41).

The 2021 article award winner will be announced shortly. Authors of the winning article will be recognized at the upcoming 2022 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo Member Meeting and Awards Lunch in Orlando, Florida, on 1 November.


ISPE’s Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year award was established in 1993 to increase Pharmaceutical Engineering article submissions and improve the quality of those received. In the early years, judges rated each issue's technical articles against a set of six criteria, then selected an annual winner. Almost three decades later, while recognizing the merit of the original intent, the award has been refreshed to showcase the best content in Pharmaceutical Engineering, increase industry recognition, highlight ISPE’s reputation as a global knowledge leader, and bolster magazine content quality. Although various judges have taken part in assessing articles over the years, one constant remains: recognition of quality and excellence in content through identifying finalists and a single winning article for each publication year.

Pharmaceutical Engineering is happy to again be able to recognize articles and authors who contributed to Volume 41 of the magazine. This year’s finalists represent a broad range of topics of interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

Susan Sandler


A subcommittee of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Committee (PEC) served as judges for the 2021 award competition, reviewing articles and providing assessments on the following criteria: usefulness to ISPE readers; how the articles improve the knowledge of key topics; and clarity/ease of reading.

The PEC subcommittee was headed by Michelle Gonzalez. Thank you to Michelle and the PEC subcommittee for the work on the 2021 competition.



Submissions to Pharmaceutical Engineering are always welcome, and published features and technical articles could become finalists for a future Article of the Year award!

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