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 1.657.
We are pleased to announce the 2018 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. 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.
Papers submitted between April 30th to June 30th 2018 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 email@example.com . 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.