Initiated in 1985, the Best Conference Paper Award seeks to recognize high quality research presented at the annual spring UAA conference. This highly competitive award is made to the author(s) of the paper judged by peer scholars as the best presented at the conference. The award is sponsored by Taylor and Francis, the official publisher of the Journal of Urban Affairs.
All conference papers submitted for review to the Journal of Urban Affairs are eligible for the award. Papers are subjected to the normal Journal of Urban Affairs review process, and finalists are determined by composite review comments. The award winner is selected by a committee designated by the Chair of the Governing Board. The committee reports its decision to the Executive Director and the Chair of the Board. The Executive Director informs the award recipient of the outcome.
To be considered for the Best Conference Paper Award, submit your paper to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/juaf
The award recipients are given:
Papers that are accepted for publication through the review process will appear in a subsequent issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA).
The plaque will be presented at the Annual Awards Program held during the spring conference. Following the conference, a press release will be prepared announcing the winner.