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.

>> In this video he briefly explains why he has installed this JoWR-award.

Award 2022

At the Earli SIG Writing Conference in Umea, the John R. Hayes award was granted for the sixth time. The winners of the JoWR 2020 award were Angélica M. Silva and Roberto Limongi with their article:

Writing to learn increases long-term memory consolidation: A mental-chronometry and computational-modeling study of “Epistemic writing”.
Journal of Writing Research, 11(1), 211–243.

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)
  • JoWR 2016 award - Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen for his article "Pauses in spontaneous written communication: a keystroke logging study", Journal of Writing Research 6(1), 61-84 (PDF)
  • JoWR 2018 award - Teresa Limpo and Rui A. Alves (Porto University, Portugal) with their article "Relating beliefs in writing skill malleability to writing performance: The mediating role of achievement goals and self-efficacy", Journal of Writing Research, 9(2), 97-125 (PDF)
  • JoWR 2020 award - postponed due to Covid pandemic

 Design award: Andreas Van Speybroeck | Pictures: Mariëlle Leijten