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:

2018Michale Kurtz and Edwin Henneken
“Measuring Metrics - A 40-Year Longitudinal Cross-Validation of Citations, Downloads, and Peer Review in Astrophysics”
2017    Dorte Madsen,
Liberating Interdisciplinarity from Myth. An Exploration of the Discursive Construction of Identities in Information Studies
2016    Huang, Sheng-Cheng; Bias, Randolph G; Schnyer, David
How are icons processed by the brain? Neuroimaging measures of four types of visual stimuli used in information systems. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(4):702-720, 2015
2015Frans van der Sluis, Egon I. van den Broek, Richard J. Glassey, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, and Franciska MG de Jong
When Complexity Becomes Interesting (volume 65, issue 7)
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
2012Sukomal Pal, Mandar Mitra and Jaap Kamps
Evaluation Effort, Reliability, and Reusability in XML Retrieval
2011Jim Jansen and Soo-Young Rieh
The Seventeen Theoretical Constructs of Information Searching and Information Retrieval
2010Max L. Wilson, M.C. Schraefel, and Ryen W. White
Evaluating Advanced Search Interfaces Using Established Information-Seeking Models
2009Ofer Bergman, Ruth Beyth-Marom, Rafi Nachmias
The User-Subjective Approach to Personal Information Management Systems Design: Evidence and Implementations
2008Teresa M. Harrison, Theresa Pardo, Ramon Gil-Garcia, Fiona Thompson, Dubravka Juraga
Geographic Information Technologies, Structuration Theory, and the World Trade Center Crisis
2007Catherine Blake and Wanda Pratt, "Collaborative Information Synthesis, Part 1" & "Collaborative Information Synthesis, Part 2: Recommendations for Information Systems to Support Synthesis"
2006Lisl Zach
When is Enough? Modeling the Information-Seeking and Stopping Behavior of Senior Arts Administrators
2005Soo Young Rieh
On the Web at Home: Information Seeking and the Web Searching in the Home Environment
2004Cecilia Brown
"The Role of Electronic Preprints in Chemical Communication: Analysis of Citation, Usage, and Acceptance in the Journal Literature"
2003Gary Marchionini
Co-evolution of User and Organizational Interfaces: A Longitudinal Case Study of WWW Dissemination of National Statistics
2002Martin Kaszkiel and Justin Zobel
Effective Ranking with Arbitrary Passages
2001Robert M. Losee
When Information Retrieval Measures Agree About the Relative Quality of Document Rankings
2000Marcia Bates
The Invisible Substrate of Information Science
1999Paul Solomon
Special Award for a Series (Volume 48), Part I, Part II, Part III
1999Howard D. White and Katherine W. McCain
"Visualizing a Discipline: An Author Co-Citation Analysis of Information Science"
1997Stephen P. Harter
"Variations in Relevance Assessments and the Measurement of Retrieval Effectiveness"
1996Christine Borgman, Andrea Gallagher, Sandra Hirsh, and Virginia Walter
Children's Searching Behavior on Browsing and Keyword Online Catalogs: The Science Library Catalog Project
1995Carol Barry
User-Defined Relevance Criteria: An Exploratory Study
1994Ingrid Hsieh-Yee
Effects of Search Experience and Subject Knowledge on the Search Tactics of Novice and Experienced Searchers
1993Ray R. Larson
Evaluation of Advanced Retrieval Techniques in an Experimental Online Catalog
1992Raya Fidel
Searchers' Selection of Search Keys
1991Gerald Candela and Donna Harman
Retrieving Records from a Gigabyte of Text on a Minicomputer Using Statistical Ranking
1990Gary Marchionini
Information-Seeking Strategies of Novices Using a Full-Text Encyclopedia
1989Tefko Saracevic, Donna Trivison, Alice Chamis, and Paul Kantor
A Study of Information Seeking and Retrieving
1988Susanne M. Humphrey and Nancy E. Miller
Knowledge-Based Indexing of the Medical Literature: The Indexing Aid Project
1987Henry Small
The Synthesis of Speciality Narratives from Co-Citation Clusters
1986Robert Fugman
The Five-Axiom Theory of Indexing and Information Supply
1985Raya Fidel
Online Searching Styles: A Case-Study Based Model of Searching Behavior
1983Richard S. Marcus
An Experimental Comparison of the Effectiveness of Computers and Humans as Search Intermediaries
1982Robert S. Taylor
Value Added Processes in the Information Life Cycle
1981Richard S. Marcus and J. Francis Reintjes
A Translating Computer Interface for End-User Operation of Heterogeneous Retrieval Systems
1980David C. Blair
Searching Biases in Large Interactive Document Retrieval Systems
1979Marcia J. Bates
Information Search Tactics
1978William S. Cooper
Indexing Documents by Gedanken Experimentation
1977Michael F. Lynch
Variety Generation - A Reinterpretation of Shannon's Mathematical Theory of Communication, and its Implications for Information Science
1976Derek de Solla Price
A General Theory of Bibliometric and Other Cumulative Advantage Processes
1975Rowena Weiss Swanson
Performing Evaluation Studies in Information Science
1974Victor Rosenberg
The Scientific Premises of Information Science
1973William S. Cooper
On Selecting a Measure of Retrieval Effectiveness
1972Christine Montgomery
Linguistics and Information Science
1971James E. Rush, R. Salvador, and A. Zamora
Automatic Abstracting and Indexing.  Production of Indicative Abstracts by Application of Contextual Inference and Syntactic Coherence Criteria
1970Gerald Salton
Automatic Processing of Foreign Language Documents
1969F. Wilfrid Lancaster
MEDLARS: Report on Evaluation of its Operating Efficiency