The Japan Society of Animal Reproduction (JSAR) is pleased to announce the Awardees of "Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) Outstanding Paper Award." The JRD Outstanding Paper Award is given to the first authors of the papers that showed the most outstanding research outcomes during the volume year. The Awardees will be presented the certificate of commendation and monetary prize of 30,000 Japanese yen. The JRD Editorial Board carefully reviewed the papers and determined the Awardees in 2003. The names of Awardees and the titles of the papers selected are as follows (in alphabetical order).

Mr. Minoru KOIZUMI
Prolactin Gene Expression in the Mouse Nipple.
J. Reprod. Dev. 49: 465-472, 2003.
Dr. Ryutaro MORIYAMA
Glucoprivation-Induced Fos Expression in the Hypothalamus and Medulla Oblongata in Female Rats.
J. Reprod. Dev. 49: 151-157, 2003.
Dr. Junwen QIN
Use of DNA Array to Screen Blastocyst Genes Potentially Involved in the Process of Murine Implantation.
J. Reprod. Dev. 49: 473-484, 2003.
Dr. Alexander V. SIROTKIN
Oxyticin Mediates Some Effects of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I on Porcine Ovarian Follicles.
J. Reprod. Dev. 49: 141-149, 2003.