The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Donald R. Field and Rabel J. Burdge Outstanding Article Award for the best general research article published in Society & Natural Resources during the preceding calendar year. The award recipient will receive a US $500 cash prize,* sponsored by the journal’s publisher, Taylor & Francis, and will be recognized at the annual International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), and through the journal and related websites.
Criteria: Commencing in 2016, the award will be presented to the author(s) of a general research article published in Society & Natural Resources during the previous calendar year that, in the judgement of the selection committee, makes an outstanding contribution to the advancement of scholarship on society and natural resources. Selection criteria include:
- Innovative and interesting topic
- Meaningful contribution to the study of society and natural resources
- Engagement with prior scholarship
- Quality of conceptual development
- Solid, well-articulated methodology and effective use of evidence, as applicable
- Coherent and persuasive argument
- Clarity and general excellence in writing
Articles that promise to be influential over time are preferred.
Nominations: The selection committee will consider all general research articles published in the journal during the prior calendar year. Independent nominations from the same pool of eligible articles are welcome and encouraged. To nominate an article,† please send a letter to SNR@colostate.edu including the article’s full citation, a brief discussion of why the article is an outstanding contribution to scholarship on society and natural resources, and why you expect it to be influential over time.
Deadline: Letters of nomination must be received by March 1, 2016.
For further information about this award please contact: SNR@colostate.edu
* If more than one author, the cash award will be divided equally among the authors.
† Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current editors of the journal are ineligible to receive this award.