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IJSRM Early Career Researcher Article Prize

About the prize

The International Journal of Social Research Methodology is the leading European journal in social research methods and methodology with a five-year impact factor of 2.099.

We are pleased to announce the competition for papers written by early career researchers (ECRs), who are either current doctoral students or in their first three years of post-doctoral employment since the date of their doctoral graduation day. 

We particularly welcome sole authored ECR articles but will also consider joint authored articles where the ECR is the main/lead editor and is responsible for 70% or more of the paper.

A prize of £500 will be awarded to the best paper, and this and runners up will be published in the Journal.

The journal aims to encourage high quality rigorous papers that provide an original contribution to current and emerging methodological debates and methodological practice across a range of approaches qualitative, quantitative, hybrid and mixed methods. The prize has been established to encourage and recognise research and contributions from new scholars in these debates and practices.

International Journal of Social Research Methodology

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Submissions Information

Potential contributors should carefully read the Aims and Scope of the Journal and Instructions for Authors.

Papers submitted between October 1st 2019 and June 30th 2020 will be considered as entries in the competition.

All papers will be subject to the journal’s normal refereeing process and the best paper will be selected by the editors and representatives of the editorial board.  Papers will be expected to reach the normal publishing standard of the journal and in the unlikely event that none do, the journal reserves the right to publish none and not award the prize.

Questions concerning the competition should be sent to Malcolm Williams (WilliamsMD4@cardiff.ac.uk) and papers for consideration to tsrm-editor@tandf.co.uk .  Your covering letter should indicate that you would like your paper to be considered for the competition and a statement of eligibility as an ECR.

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Read the previous winning articles:

YearAuthor(s)ArticleVolumeIssue
2018Nicole BrownIdentity boxes: using materials and metaphors to elicit experiences225
2018Fabio HirschhornReflections on the application of the Delphi method: lessons from a case in public transport research223

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