Awards

The division gives out a number of awards! See the criteria and award details below.

Division Reviewer Award

Most Valued Reviewer Award

To show appreciation for the volunteer work of our many reviewers, the Division will recognize top reviewers by presenting the Most Valued Reviewer Award at the Division business meeting. The names of the top reviewers across divisions will also be submitted to the ICA Top Reviewer pool for an opportunity to win a free conference registration.

Division Research Awards

Top Papers of Information Systems

The Division recognizes four top papers based on blinded reviewers’ evaluation, including a Top Student Paper. The four top papers will be presented at The Best of Information Systems session. Only completed papers (either empirical or theoretical) will be considered. To be eligible for the top student paper, each author appearing on the paper must be a student at the time of submission. PLEASE IDENTIFY your paper as a student paper using the option provided by the online ICA submission system, not within the body of the paper itself.

The Best Poster of Information Systems

To motivate the creative and effective use of the new format of high-density poster hand-outs, the Division will select one recipient of the “Best Poster Award.” This award comes with a cash prize of USD $100.

The Division asks each presenter to prepare and bring A4 sized (210 × 297 millimeters or 8.27 × 11.69 inches) paper hand-outs to distribute to interested scholars during their assigned High Density session. Since some members may not have suitable mobile devices to present a digital poster, such presentation is optional. However, the Division expects all presenters to submit a digital copy of their poster prior to the conference via an electronic submission system. If you are programmed, you will be contacted to submit your poster. 

Evaluation of all electronic poster entries will be collected from a group of judges after the conference and announced through Division email. For this year, judges are Division leadership members (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Student and Early Career Representatives, and any incoming elected officers). Judges will assess theoretical and methodological contributions of the research, as well as the broader impacts of the study, as presented in the electronic poster. In addition, formatting coherence, clarity and effectiveness, creativity, and aesthetic value will be considered.  

Division Named Awards

Annie Lang Dissertation Award

ANNIE LANG is a Distinguished Professor at Indiana University. She is also an ICA Fellow, former chair of Information Systems, and former editor of Media Psychology. She has received the Steven F. Chaffee Career Productivity Award and the Kreighbaum Under 40 Award. She has chaired 16 Master’s theses and 23 doctoral dissertations over the course of her career. More can be found about Annie Lang here: https://mediaschool.indiana.edu/people/profile.html?p=anlang
Nominations are invited for the Annie Lang Dissertation Award in all years. This annual award recognizes the most outstanding dissertation, defended in the preceding year, focusing on a topic relevant to the Division.
The rules for nominating a dissertation are:

The dissertation must be completed and successfully defended with a PhD awarded between 1 January 1, 2019 and 31 December 2019. The author of the dissertation does not need to be a member of the Division but must be an ICA member in order to be considered for the award.

Dissertations must be nominated by the dissertation advisor or a dissertation committee member.

Nomination materials should include: (a) full contact information of the author and the nominee, including name, phone number, mailing address, and email address; (b) official proof of the completion of the dissertation along with the completion date; (c) a 500-word abstract of the dissertation; (d) a statement describing the intellectual significance and broad impact of the work and why it is deserving of the award (up to 1000 words); and (e) selected sections of the dissertation, or a paper distilling it, up to 40 double-spaced pages, including references, tables, and figures.

The deadline for receipt of nomination is midnight of 31 January 2020 (Greenwich Mean Time) Submissions must be made electronically in PDF form to Division Chair Dr.  Narine S. Yegiyan at nsyegiyan@ucdavis.edu using “Lang Dissertation Award Nomination” as the email subject line. Selection are based on evaluation of an award committee. Committee members include Division faculty leadership members (Chair, Vice Chair, immediate past Chair) and selected full professors in the specialty areas as determined necessary by the committee.

Randall Harrison Outstanding Article Award

RANDALL HARRISON was the first chair of the Information Systems Division. He was an ICA fellow and was nominated for ICA president. Most of his career was spent at Michigan State University and then at the University of California San Francisco (Medical School). Harrison made considerable contributions to communication through his studies of nonverbal communication. He died September 18, 2012. His obituary is located at https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.icahdq.org/resource/resmgr/Newsletters_Archive/2015/APR15.pdf 

Fink, E. L., & Irions, A. L. (2015, April). Randall P. Harrison. ICA Newsletter, 43(3), 14

Nominations are invited for the Randall Harrison Outstanding Article award. This biannual award honors an outstanding article advancing the Division’s mission as outlined in this call. The article must have been published in a refereed journal during the calendar years of 2018 and 2019. The date of online publication is the date of publication only for journals that are not published in hard copy. The nominees for this award do not have to be Division members, but must be members of the International Communication Association.

The nomination materials should include the following:

  1. A letter of nomination, not to exceed two pages, indicating why the article is significant based on the Division’s mission.
  2. One copy of the publication which must indicate the name of the refereed journal, the publication date, the volume, the page numbers, and the doi (digital object identifier) if available.
  3. The author’s brief curriculum vitae, not to exceed four pages.

Nominations must be made electronically in PDF form to the immediate past division chair and the award committee chair, Dr. Zheng Joyce Wang, at wang.1243@osu.edu using “Randall Harrison Outstanding Article Award“ in the subject line. In addition to the past division chair, the award committee will include two persons appointed by the division’s current Chair and Vice Chair.

The nomination deadline is midnight 31 January 2020 (Greenwich Mean Time).

John E. Hunter Meta-Analysis Awards

JOHN E. HUNTER was known for his pioneering work on meta-analysis. He taught in the Psychology Department at Michigan State, and his classes included many doctoral students from the Department of Communication. He received the Distinguished Scientific Award for Contributions to Applied Psychology (with Frank L. Schmidt), and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (also with Schmidt). He was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He died June 26, 2002. More can be found about John Hunter here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_E._Hunter

Nominations are invited for the John E. Hunter Meta-Analysis Paper Award in even numbered years. The award honors either:

  • a paper submitted and presented to the Information Systems Division at the annual conference of the International Communication Association in 2018 or 2019 or,
  • an article published in a refereed journal during the calendar years of 2018 or 2019. For an article, the date of online publication is the date of publication only for journals that are not published in hard copy.

The nominees for this award do not have to be Division members, but must be members of the International Communication Association.

The nomination materials should include the following:

  1. A letter of nomination, not to exceed two pages, indicating why the article is significant based on the Division’s mission and the quality of the meta-analysis.
  2. One copy of the publication which must indicate the name of the refereed journal, the publication date, the volume, the page numbers, and the doi (digital object identifier) if available, or the presentation title, and the annual conference meeting presentation details as listed in the conference program.
  3. The nominator’s brief curriculum vitae, not to exceed four pages.

The deadline for receipt of nomination for the 2020 Conference is midnight of 31 January 2020 (Greenwich Mean Time) Submissions must be made electronically in PDF form to Division Chair Dr. Narine S. Yegiyan at nsyegiyan@ucdavis.edu using “John E. Hunter Meta-Analysis Paper Award” in subject line. The committee for this award will be three Division members appointed by the Division Chair.

Nominations are invited for the John E. Hunter Meta-Analysis Research Program Award in odd numbered years. The award honors a scholar who has made a significant career or program of scholarship using meta-analysis.

The nominees for this award do not have to be Division members, but must be members of the International Communication Association.

The nomination materials should include the following:

  • A letter of nomination, not to exceed two pages, indicating why the research program is significant based on the Division’s mission and the quality of the meta-analysis research program.
  • Copies of relevant publications which must indicate the name of the refereed journal, the publication date, the volume, the page numbers, and the doi (digital object identifier) if available, or the presentation title, and the annual conference meeting presentation details as listed in the conference program.
  • The author’s brief curriculum vitae, not to exceed four pages.

The deadline for receipt of nomination for the 2021 Conference is midnight of 31 January 2020 (Greenwich Mean Time) Submissions must be made electronically in PDF form to Division Chair Dr. Narine S. Yegiyan at nsyegiyan@ucdavis.edu using “John E. Hunter Meta-Analysis Research Program Award” in subject line. The committee for this award will be three Division members appointed by the Division Chair.

The Klaus Krippendorff Book Award

KLAUS KRIPPENDORFF was the second chair of the Information Systems Division. He is an ICA fellow and was ICA president (1984-1985). He is currently the Gregory Bateson Emeritus Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. His work on content analysis, reliability, and many other topics has had a large impact on the field. More can be found about Klaus Krippendorff here: https://www.asc.upenn.edu/people/faculty/klaus-krippendorff-phd

Nominations are invited for the Klaus Krippendorff Book Award in odd-numbered years.  This award honors a book published in either of the two calendar years prior to the year of the International Communication Association’s annual conference.

The nominees for this award do not have to be Division members, but must be members of the International Communication Association.

The nomination materials should include the following:

  1. A nominating letter indicating why the book is significant based on the Division’s mission.
  2. Selected pages from the book (for thecommittee’s initial review) not exceeding 25 pages, and the book. Copies of the book must indicate the details of its publication, including the name(s) of the author (if a monograph) or names of the editors (if an edited volume), the date of publication, the name of the publisher, the book’s ISBN or equivalent, and the relevant URL if the book is available electronically.

The deadline for receipt of nomination for the 2021 Conference is midnight of 31 January 2021 (Greenwich Mean Time) Submissions must be made electronically in PDF form to Division Chair Dr. Narine S. Yegiyan at nsyegiyan@ucdavis.edu using “Klaus Krippendorff Book Award” in subject line. The committee for this award will be three division members appointed by the Division Chair and Vice Chair.


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