Joan and Douglas P. Zipes Publication of the Year Award


The Joan and Douglas P. Zipes Publication of the Year Award has been established to honor the seminal article published in HeartRhythm each year that most contributed to major advances in understanding and/or treating cardiac arrhythmias.

Selection Committee

  • Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors of HeartRhythm


The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors evaluate data on the priority, citation, usage, and Altmetrics of all research articles published in the journal in a given year. The Editors choose an article according to the excellence of science, novelty, and impact to the field of heart rhythm management. 

Frequency: one award given annually


  • First Author to receive plaque, $1000 honorarium, complimentary registration, and up to $2500 travel and accommodation stipend to Scientific Sessions
  • Corresponding/Senior (Lead) author to receive plaque
  • Paper certificates for any/all other authors with plaque wording

Award recipients will be announced and recognized at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions. This award is generously supported by the Joan and Douglas P. Zipes Endowment Fund.