The Best JASIST Paper Award recognizes the outstanding paper published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), the fully refereed official scholarly publication of ASIS&T.  It has been sponsored by John Wiley and Sons since 1997 who awards a $1,500 cash prize and $500 for travel to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Papers are judged on the significance of the contributions to knowledge; relevance to key issues in information science; validity of results; originality of ideas; methods or applications; and quality of the presentation.

Past recipients of the Best JASIST Paper Award:

2015    When Complexity Becomes Interesting, Frans van der Sluis, Egon I. van den Broek, Richard J. Glassey, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, and Franciska MG de Jong

2014    Suzan Verberne, Maarten van der Heijden, Max Hinne, Maya Sappelli, Saskia Koldijk, Eduard Hoenkamp andWessel Kraaij
Reliability and Validity of Query Intent Assessments (volume 64, issue 11)

2013    Wu, Ling-Ling, Huang, Mu-Hsuan, and Chen, Ching-Yi
Citation patterns of the pre-web and web-prevalent environments: The moderating effects of domain knowledge

2012
Sukomal Pal, Mandar Mitra and Jaap Kamps
Evaluation Effort, Reliability, and Reusability in XML Retrieval

2011
Jim Jansen and Soo-Young Rieh
The Seventeen Theoretical Constructs of Information Searching and Information Retrieval

2010
Max L. Wilson, M.C. Schraefel, and Ryen W. White
Evaluating Advanced Search Interfaces Using Established Information-Seeking Models

2009
Ofer Bergman, Ruth Beyth-Marom, Rafi Nachmias
The User-Subjective Approach to Personal Information Management Systems Design: Evidence and Implementations

2008
Teresa M. Harrison, Theresa Pardo, Ramon Gil-Garcia, Fiona Thompson, Dubravka Juraga
Geographic Information Technologies, Structuration Theory, and the World Trade Center Crisis

2007
Catherine Blake and Wanda Pratt, “Collaborative Information Synthesis, Part 1” & “Collaborative Information Synthesis, Part 2: Recommendations for Information Systems to Support Synthesis”

2006
Lisl Zach
When is Enough? Modeling the Information-Seeking and Stopping Behavior of Senior Arts Administrators

2005
Soo Young Rieh
On the Web at Home: Information Seeking and the Web Searching in the Home Environment

2004
Cecilia Brown
“The Role of Electronic Preprints in Chemical Communication: Analysis of Citation, Usage, and Acceptance in the Journal Literature”

2003
Gary Marchionini
Co-evolution of User and Organizational Interfaces: A Longitudinal Case Study of WWW Dissemination of National Statistics

2002
Martin Kaszkiel and Justin Zobel
Effective Ranking with Arbitrary Passages

2001
Robert M. Losee
When Information Retrieval Measures Agree About the Relative Quality of Document Rankings

2000
Marcia Bates
The Invisible Substrate of Information Science

1999
Peiling Wang and Dagobert Soergel
A Cognitive Model of Document Use During a Research Project

1999
Paul Solomon
Special Award for a Series (Volume 48), Part I, Part II, Part III

1998
Howard D. White and Katherine W. McCain
“Visualizing a Discipline: An Author Co-Citation Analysis of Information Science”

1997
Stephen P. Harter
“Variations in Relevance Assessments and the Measurement of Retrieval Effectiveness”

1996
Christine Borgman, Andrea Gallagher, Sandra Hirsh, and Virginia Walter
Children’s Searching Behavior on Browsing and Keyword Online Catalogs: The Science Library Catalog Project

1995
Carol Barry
User-Defined Relevance Criteria: An Exploratory Study

1994
Ingrid Hsieh-Yee
Effects of Search Experience and Subject Knowledge on the Search Tactics of Novice and Experienced Searchers

1993
Ray R. Larson
Evaluation of Advanced Retrieval Techniques in an Experimental Online Catalog

1992
Raya Fidel
Searchers’ Selection of Search Keys

1991
Gerald Candela and Donna Harman
Retrieving Records from a Gigabyte of Text on a Minicomputer Using Statistical Ranking

1990
Gary Marchionini
Information-Seeking Strategies of Novices Using a Full-Text Encyclopedia

1989
Tefko Saracevic, Donna Trivison, Alice Chamis, and Paul Kantor
A Study of Information Seeking and Retrieving

1988
Susanne M. Humphrey and Nancy E. Miller
Knowledge-Based Indexing of the Medical Literature: The Indexing Aid Project

1987
Henry Small
The Synthesis of Speciality Narratives from Co-Citation Clusters

1986
Robert Fugman
The Five-Axiom Theory of Indexing and Information Supply

1985
Raya Fidel
Online Searching Styles: A Case-Study Based Model of Searching Behavior

1983
Richard S. Marcus
An Experimental Comparison of the Effectiveness of Computers and Humans as Search Intermediaries

1982
Robert S. Taylor
Value Added Processes in the Information Life Cycle

1981
Richard S. Marcus and J. Francis Reintjes
A Translating Computer Interface for End-User Operation of Heterogeneous Retrieval Systems

1980
David C. Blair
Searching Biases in Large Interactive Document Retrieval Systems

1979
Marcia J. Bates
Information Search Tactics

1978
William S. Cooper
Indexing Documents by Gedanken Experimentation

1977
Michael F. Lynch
Variety Generation – A Reinterpretation of Shannon’s Mathematical Theory of Communication, and its Implications for Information Science

1976
Derek de Solla Price
A General Theory of Bibliometric and Other Cumulative Advantage Processes

1975
Rowena Weiss Swanson
Performing Evaluation Studies in Information Science

1974
Victor Rosenberg
The Scientific Premises of Information Science

1973
William S. Cooper
On Selecting a Measure of Retrieval Effectiveness

1972
Christine Montgomery
Linguistics and Information Science

1971
James E. Rush, R. Salvador, and A. Zamora
Automatic Abstracting and Indexing.  Production of Indicative Abstracts by Application of Contextual Inference and Syntactic Coherence Criteria

1970
Gerald Salton
Automatic Processing of Foreign Language Documents

1969
F. Wilfrid Lancaster
MEDLARS: Report on Evaluation of its Operating Efficiency