Annual HDR student publication prize
To encourage and recognise quality publications by eligible Business Law and Taxation (BLT) Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, BLT offers an annual publication prize of $1000.
At the time of the publication an eligible student must have been enrolled in a BLT higher degree by research program or have submitted the paper for publication within twelve months of the end of their candidature. Students who are also employed as academic teaching and research or research staff (excluding casual/sessional employment) are not eligible for the prize.
The publication must:
- Be authored or co-authored by an eligible student. If co-authored with another eligible student it will be deemed as a joint submission for the prize (award will be given jointly).
- Be on a topic related to business law or taxation.
- Meet the criteria of a research publication as defined by the Australian Government’s Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) specifications.
- Be published as a scholarly book, or book chapter, or a fully refereed journal article.
- Be published or accepted for publication during the period 1 January to 31 December of the given year.
Eligible publications will be considered by a selection committee (sub-committee of the research committee) in February of the following year for which the prize is awarded.
- Applications must be made by 19 January to the Director of Higher Degrees by Research.
- Applications must include a PDF copy of the article. The applicant may also include reviews or other evidence indicating the quality of the article and a statement of no more than 500 words addressing the selection criteria in point 5.
- A copy of the acceptance must be included if article has been accepted, but not published.
- If the work is co-authored, the application should include a statement of contribution signed by each author.
- Selection committee will consider criteria including:
- How significant is the subject of the work?
- How original is the work - to what extent does it advance existing knowledge?
- Does the work do more than synthesise previous scholarship?
- Does the work clearly develop a central argument and support this with persuasive evidence?
- Is the research methodology adopted suitable and sufficient?
- Is the work well organised and clearly expressed?
- Does the work communicate its central argument effectively to a non-specialist, as well as a specialist readership?
- If the paper is co-authored, the contribution of the student to the work.
- The relationship of the work to the student’s PhD.
- The selection committee may decline to award a prize if it decides that the work submitted does not meet the criteria of eligibility or merit.
- The selection committee may decide that a prize be awarded jointly to two or more applicants.
Submit your publication to the Director of HDR.