Rules for Welding in the World Best Paper Award

Rules for The Welding in the World Best Paper Award

The Welding in the World Best Paper Award is given annually by the International Institute of Welding (IIW). The award is based on paper quality and impact. The primary purpose of a scientific article is to communicate effectively and efficiently with the target audience. A high quality scientific article should inform readers about progress in the field, placing the progress in the context of existing knowledge. The goal of the Award is to recognize excellence in papers published in Welding in the World and to encourage other authors to publish high level research papers in the journal.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements and exclusions are as follows:
  • A peer-reviewed paper published in an issue of Welding in the World during the nomination year;
  • Papers published during the nomination year that have won the Granjon Award in the current or previous years are not eligible;
  • Papers with an author(s) currently serving on the IIW Board of Directors (BOD) and/or the Technical Management Board (TMB) are not eligible.

The Award


The Welding in the World Best Paper Award will consist of a plaque and will be awarded by one of the Editors at the Opening Ceremony of the IIW Annual Assembly. The award winner(s) will receive a free subscription to Welding in the World for three calendar years.

Welding in the World Best Paper Selection

The Editors will each select up to 5 papers published in Welding in the World during the current calendar year. The Editors recommendations must be submitted to the IIW Secretariat after the publication of the last issue and no later than December 1st of the nomination year. Each Editor will provide a rank from 1 to 5 of those papers. (1 = top paper, 2 = second paper, etc.).

The Editor selections will be compiled by the IIW Secretariat and then forwarded to the Lead Editor. The top paper selected by each Editor will be automatically included in the papers eligible for the award. A minimum of two additional papers will be selected by the Lead Editor.

The papers selected by the Lead Editor will be evaluated and judged by the Editors and the Editorial Board of Welding in the World. Each Editor and member of the Editorial Board will provide a rank of the eligible papers (1 = top paper, 2 = second paper, etc.). On each ballot, the paper ranked first will earn 5 points, the second paper 4 points, etc.

The winning paper will be selected by the Editors based on: 1) highest number of points, 2) most 1st place votes, and 3) most 2nd place votes. In general, the Editors will select the winning paper based on the highest total votes, but may take other factors into consideration.

The Editors decision will be endorsed by the IIW TMB and approved by the IIW BoD

If any Editor or member of the Editorial Board is an author of one of the papers, he/she will be excluded from the voting. Ballot forms must be submitted to the IIW Secretariat no later than December 15th.

Application Requirements

Nothing to report

More information is available by contacting the IIW General Secretariat.