Best Paper in Journal of Sociology
The Sage/TASA Best Paper Award for the Journal of Sociology (JoS) is an annual process that uses academic peer review to select papers of outstanding quality published in JoS. The prize is awarded to the paper judged by the panel to be the best published during a 12 month period for the Journal of Sociology. For the 2019 Award, papers being assessed will be from the final issue of 2018 and the first 3 issues of 2019. Note, special issue papers will be considered but symposia or parts of symposia, replies or rejoinders, notes and book reviews (but not review essays) are excluded from consideration.
The JoS BP Award is presented every year at the TASA annual conference (prior to 2018, this was a biennial award). The Award is sponsored by Sage.
The voting process takes place during September – October every year.
Round 1: Each member of the panel reviews their allocated papers and ranks them in order with a ranking of ‘1’ being their top choice.
Round 2: The EIC and two self-nominated members of the JoS EB review the papers ranked with a ‘1’ and choose 4 top papers from this batch.
Round 3: All members of the selection committee review the 4 papers and place them in ranked order from 1 – 3, providing brief comments to support their decision.
From the voting in Round 3 a winner is picked and the decision of the selection committee communicated to the TASA Executive for ratification. The winner of the prize is notified and the result publicly announced at the annual TASA conference dinner.