ESR Best Article of the Year Prize
The European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) and the European Sociological Review (ESR) issue the Prize for the Best Article of the Year published in the ESR. The ESR is the flagship journal of the ECSR.
The criteria on which articles will be evaluated are in line with the core aims of the ECSR, namely to stimulate rigorous empirical–theoretical sociological research in Europe.
More specifically, the papers will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Substantively interesting and relevant research problem;
- Good explanation of the contribution to the field;
- Rigorous use—and possibly development—of social scientific theory;
- Rigorous use of advanced research methods.
- For each volume (calendar year), one prize will be awarded, starting with papers published in 2016.
- The jury for the prize consists of the ESR’s lead editor, a delegate of the ECSR board, and an external member from outside Europe. The ESR editor is the chair of the jury. The chair of the jury informs the members and requests their input.
- The jury sends the list with the selected winner and runners-up to the ECSR secretary, who informs the ECSR Board.
- The prize winners will receive a certificate and a cash prize of Euro 500.
- The prize is handed out at the annual General ECSR Conference.
- The papers of the winner and the two runners-up are made freely available (open access) on the ESR site at Oxford University Press for one year.
Winner of 2017
Jörg Dollmann, for his 2016 article Less choice, less inequality? A natural experiment on social and ethnic differences in educational decision-making
Runners-up of 2017
- Second: Jan Brülle, for his 2016 article Demographic trends and the changing ability of households to buffer poverty risks in Germany
- Third: Mark L. Bryan and Stephen P. Jenkins, for their 2016 article Multilevel modelling of country effects: A cautionary tale