The Japanese Society of Animal Reproduction (JSAR) is pleased to announce the Awardees of "Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) Outstanding Paper Award in 2004." 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 2004. The Awardees and the titles of the papers selected are as follows (in alphabetical order).

Fourth Ventricular Alloxan Injection Suppresses Pulsatile Luteinizing Hormone Release in Female Rats.
J. Reprod. Dev. 50: 279-285, 2004.
Ms. Hiromi MIKI
Microinsemination with First-Wave Round Spermatids from Immature Male Mice.
J. Reprod. Dev. 50: 131-137, 2004.
Dr. Hiroshi OHTA
Full-Term Development of Offspring Using Round Spermatids Produced Ectopically from Fetal Male Germ Cells.
J. Reprod. Dev. 50: 429-437, 2004.