A "Best Paper Award" will be conferred to the author(s) of a full paper presented at the conference, selected by the Program/Conference Chairs based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee, and paper presentation quality, assessed by session chairs at the conference venue.
The awards will be announced and bestowed at the conference closing session.
The author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to:
Papers will be reviewed and judged based on the criteria described below. Each paper will be given a score of 0 – 10 (where 0 is the lowest and 10 is the highest score) against each criterion.
The score allocated to each paper by each reviewer shall be multiplied by the weighting and then added. The highest scoring paper shall be recommended for the Best Paper Award. Where two or more papers receive the same total score, the paper which has the highest score in the highest weighted criteria shall be recommended for the prize. If the papers are still tied, the highest score in the second highest weighted criteria will be recommended for the award, and so until a winner is found.
Originality (weighting 40%)
Originality of contribution to knowledge with an emphasis on the paper’s innovativeness in one or more of;
(i) theoretical development
(ii) empirical results
(iii) policy development
Quality of Argument (weighting 30%)
Quality of argument incorporating;
(i) critical analysis of concepts, theories and findings
(ii) consistency and coherency of debate
Positioning (weighting 15%)
Clear positioning of paper in existing international literature with a conclusion(s) that is both convincing and of significant potential
Writing Style (weighting 15%)
Quality of writing style in term of accuracy, clarity, readability, and organisation of the paper
IIRDEM : BEST PAPER AWARD
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