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Best Student Paper Award Call for Submissions

First Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group – Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) Best Student Paper Award Call for Submissions

The Special Interest Group for Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) (formally SIG-IFP) is proud to announce its first Best Student Paper Award. The winner will receive a Best Student Paper award and a $200.00 cash prize.

Who is Eligible?
Authors must be either Master’s or pre-candidacy PhD students. Only single author submissions are accepted. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. Authors do NOT need to be members of ASIS&T or SIG-IEP. The paper must be original work and purely the work of the student. A paper that has developed from work in a class, during an internship experience, or as part of a thesis project is eligible.

Requirements and Selection Criteria
The paper may address any topic dealing with an aspect of information ethics and / or information policy.  The papers will show an appropriate level of writing style and should include a clear argument and or analysis of the issue. Paper submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Word .doc or .docx format
  • Approximately 5,000 words, 12 pt. font and follow a standard citation style (APA preferred). Tables, graphs, images, etc. can appear within the body of the paper and need not be submitted as separate files
  • Author names should not appear anywhere in the main text
  • A separate cover page with title, author names, institutional affiliations, and an abstract of 250 words or less

The Best Student Paper will be selected based on the following criteria: clarity of issue, originality of argument and /or analysis, and quality of student writing.

Submission and Deadline
Authors are invited to submit papers, based on the requirements and selection criteria above, by emailing the final paper and cover page to Kris Unsworth at unsworth {at} Subject line: IEP Best Student Paper Award before 11:59 pm EST, June 30, 2015.

The Best Student Paper award will be made under blind review by panel of judges.  If you have any questions, please contact Kris Unsworth at unsworth {at} We are looking forward to your submissions.