The Early Career Publication Award
recognizes an outstanding research publication by an individual within five years after completing the doctorate. The person nominated must be sole or first author of the article. The article must be published in a peer-refereed journal prior to the deadline (i.e., "in press" papers cannot be considered). The article must be a primary research report (reflecting any research methodology), a meta- analysis, or a research review. It may not be a chapter, theoretical paper, or position or issue article. Nominations are sought across all areas of Special Education as well as all forms of research methodology.
The committee will initially review all articles submitted and create a short list. Evaluations may be solicited from appropriate scholars in the field based on the topics investigated in the articles constituting the short list. Feedback from these scholars to the subcommittee will be considered and a final decision reached on the recipient(s). The Early Career Publication Award is presented at the Awards Ceremony and Reception of the Division for Research at the Annual CEC Convention.