The Editorial Board of the Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan will present Outstanding Paper Awards of 2012 for exemplary papers published in the Journal during the period of January to December 2012 (Volume 45, No. 1 to No. 12). The board now invites and encourages nominations for the award from the members of the SCEJ. Each member may recommend one paper during the above period. Nominations should be sent by 11 January, 2013 via email to the editorial office with the subject line of "Nomination 2012", and include the Title, Author(s), Volume, No., Pages, and Reason for Recommendation (within 100 words)..