In April 2020, the Institute of Physics (IOP) announced number of names of world scientists who received awards as reviewers in 2019 in various international journals published by IOP. In the journal Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express (BPEX) there is one scientist who received an award as a Reviewer of the Year, Dr. Qingzhi Wu from Wuhan University of Technology, China, and 17 scientists received an award as Outstanding Reviewers.

One of the 17 scientists was Dr. Choirul Anam, from Diponegoro University. 16 other scientists from various countries, such as the United States, Taiwan, Britain, Germany, Mexico, India, Italy, Finland and the United Arab Emirates. A complete list of award reviewer recipients can be found on the IOP website:

BPEX is an internationally reputed journal that publishes research results in the fields of medical physics and biomedical engineering. In 2019, BPEX is qualified as a journal with Q2 qualifications with an impact factor 1.10. Papers published on BPEX are reviewed rigorously by experts in their respective fields. The quality of the review results is then assessed by a team of experts from IOP to get reviewer awards.

This is the second award for Dr. Anam.  Last year, he also received an award as Outstanding Reviewers, though it was from a different journal, namely Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB).

Diponegoro University is proud and will continue to support the staff of lecturers and students to continue to work and excel in the international scene. Hopefully in the future, there will be more staff and lecturer staff who excel at the international level.