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John R. Hayes award

The John R. Hayes Award for excellence in writing research is granted biennially. This award ($ 1000 and a 3D printed logo sculpture), aims at recognizing outstanding quantitative or qualitative empirical research in writing and will be awarded biennially to an author or authors of an article published in the Journal of Writing Research.

The award is generously funded by John R. Hayes himself. Professor Hayes (Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh) is one of the most influential writing researchers since 1980. He has been a pioneer in introducing cognitive psychology in writing research. There is hardly one article on writing processes that does not cite one of his publications.

Award 2016

At the Earli SIG Writing Conference in Liverpool the John R. Hayes award was granted for the fourth time. Three papers published in JoWR between July 2014 and July 2016 were shortlisted.
The winner of the JoWR 2016 award was Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen (Assistant professor at Iowa State University, Iowa - USA) with his article:

The winners of the previous awards were:

  • JoWR 2010 award - Ronald T. Kellogg for his article "Training writing skills: A cognitive development perspective", Journal of Writing Research 1(1), 1-26 (PDF)
  • JoWR 2012 award - Joel Bloch for his article "A concordance-based study of the use of reporting verbs as rhetorical devices in academic papers", Journal of Writing Research 2(2), 219-244 (PDF)
  • JoWR 2014 award - Kimberly Epting and her colleagues for their article "Prewriting time and level of print exposure as factors in writing", Journal of Writing Research 4(3), 239-259 (PDF)

 Design award: Andreas Van Speybroeck | Pictures: MariŽlle Leijten
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