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*Society & Natural Resources*

*Call for Nominations:  2016 Outstanding Article Award*

*Society & Natural Resources
<http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/usnr20/current>* is pleased to call for
nominations for the 2nd annual *Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field
Outstanding Article Award*, for best general research article published in
Volume 29 (2016) of the journal. The author(s) of the award-winning article
will receive a US $500 cash prize,* sponsored by the journal’s publisher,
Taylor & Francis, and will be recognized at the 2017 International
Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) in Umeå, Sweden; and
through the journal and related websites.

*Criteria*: The award will be presented to the author(s) of a general
research article published in Volume 29 (2016) of *Society & Natural
Resources* that, in the judgement of the selection committee, makes an
outstanding contribution to the advancement of scholarship on society and
natural resources. Selection criteria include:

   - Innovative and interesting topic
   - Meaningful contribution to the study of society and natural resources
   - Engagement with prior scholarship
   - Quality of conceptual development
   - Solid, well-articulated methodology and effective use of evidence, as
   - Coherent and persuasive argument
   -  Clarity and general excellence in writing

Preference will be given to an article that promises to be influential over

*Nominations*:  The selection committee will consider all general research
articles published in Volume 29 (2016) of the journal. Independent
nominations from the same pool of eligible articles are welcome and
encouraged.** To nominate an article, please send a letter to
s...@colostate.edu including the article’s full citation, a brief
explanation of why, in your view, the article represents an outstanding
contribution to scholarship on society and natural resources, and why you
expect it to be influential over time.

*Deadline*: Letters of nomination must be received by *November 15, 2016*.

*For further information about this award, please contact:*


* If more than one author, the cash award will be divided equally among the
** Self-nominations will not be accepted. *Current editors of the journal
are ineligible to receive this award*.

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