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Student Paper Competition
Doctoral, Master’s, and undergraduate students are invited to submit a paper for consideration in the “Best Student Paper Awards” to be presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) in Edmonton. The author of the best paper written by a Ph.D. student, and the author of the best paper written by a Master’s or undergraduate student, will win awards.
How to Win
Your paper must address issues concerning the social sciences of natural resources. Papers based on empirical studies and data are preferred, but review articles and thought pieces will be considered. If your paper is judged to be the best of the submissions, you will win for your respective category (Ph.D. or Master’s/Undergraduate).
1. Advancement of knowledge
2. Significance of the topic for society and natural resource management concerns
3. Quality and implementation of the research (if applicable)
4. Analysis and interpretation of the findings (if applicable)
5. Clarity and organization of the writing
1. Papers may be coauthored with other students. However, faculty members cannot be coauthors.
2. The student must attend and present the paper at the ISSRM conference in Edmonton.
3. The student must be a member of the IASNR at the time the paper is submitted.
1. Papers cannot exceed 25 pages (inclusive of title, abstract, body of the text, references, tables and figures).
2. All pages must be double-spaced; 12-point font; and have 1 inch margins on all sides.
3. The paper can follow the Chicago or American Psychological Association or American Sociological Association formatting style.
4. Paper must not have been previously presented at a professional conference or published in a proceedings, book, or journal.
Submission Procedures and Deadlines
By February 15, 2012, submit an abstract for an oral presentation of a scientific paper (see above). In addition, send via email a copy of your abstract and a letter of intent to submit a full paper to Douglas Clayton Smith at Douglas.Smith@wku.edu. When submitting the abstract and letter of intent, please include your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter or email from a faculty advisor or department chair addressed to Douglas Smith certifying your student status.
By April 1, 2012, a completed paper should be emailed as a .pdf attachment to Douglas.Smith@wku.edu.