Journal of Testing and Evaluation Award - Guidelines

    Outstanding Article in the Journal of Testing and Evaluation

    Objective

    The Award for the Outstanding Article in the Journal of Testing and Evaluation (JOTE) is presented not more frequently than once a year to the author (s) of an outstanding full-length paper (research, application, review, interlaboratory report, test procedure, or case study) published in JOTE during the previous calendar year. Each author is recognized by the Society's Committee on Publication (COP) for making a significant contribution toward a particular field of interest to ASTM. Established in 1988, the award is intended to stimulate interest in the Journal's objectives, enhance the overall quality of the papers submitted to the Journal, and recognize exceptional contributions.

    Criteria

    The criteria for judgment are that the paper be outstanding in style, clarity, and significance of content, with promise of high influence in an area of ASTM interest.

    Administration

    Nominations for the award will be evaluated by the editorial board of JOTE through its award task group, which will consist of three members of the editorial board appointed by the editor of JOTE. Nominations will be invited through timely notices in JOTE and Standardization News. Nominations must be received by the editor of JOTE by April 1 of the year following publication. Nominations shall contain:

    (1)   The full title of the paper and date of publication,

    (2)   The name (s) of the author (s),

    (3)   The name and address of the nominator, and

    (4)   A Statement of not more than 300 words which attests to the meeting of the above criteria.

    Members of the editorial board of JOTE and members of the professional staff of ASTM are not eligible for the award. All authors of articles in JOTE, whether they be members of ASTM or not, are eligible to be nominated for the award. The recommendation of the award task group will be submitted in writing to the editor of JOTE for consideration by the members of the editorial board of JOTE at the spring meeting of the board. The recommendation will require for adoption the approval of at least two thirds of the members present. If in the opinion of the editorial board of JOTE, no paper meets the criteria for the award, then no award will be given that year. The recipient (s) of the award will be notified of selection in writing by the editor of JOTE within one month following the spring meeting of the editorial board of JOTE. The award will be presented at an ASTM committee meeting of the choice of the recipient (s).

    Award

    The award will consist of an engraved plaque bearing the ASTM logo and
    suitably inscribed as follows:

    Committee on Publications

    (Year) Award

    for the

    Outstanding Article

    in the

    Journal of Testing and Evaluation

    (Name of author) (Title of the outstanding article)

    (signed)                                (signed)                                  (signed)

    Chairman COP          Editor                                   Vice President

    Financing of the Award

    Funds are established in COP's award budget to purchase the engraved plaque (s) each year.



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