The ABC Award for Outstanding Article in the International Journal of Business Communication is awarded annually to an article that meets the criteria described below. The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $500 at the ABC Annual Convention in October or November of each year. The winning author(s) will also receive one year of free membership in ABC. The award is sponsored by textbook author Kathy Rentz.
- Contributes significantly to scholarship, research, and/or pedagogy
- Demonstrates originality of thought and careful investigation
- Is well written, lucid, and engaging
- Is published in the International Journal of Business Communication in the calendar year preceding the annual conference at which the award is presented
Entries may be submitted by the author(s) or by a nominator to the Publication Board chair. When submitting your nomination, please include complete publication information, a copy of the article, and a one or two paragraph rationale for the nomination.
Authors are not eligible to receive this award two years in a row.
If an IJBC article has been nominated for the Distinguished Publication Award and does not win that award, it will automatically be considered for the Outstanding Article in the IJBC Award.
Nomination letters must be received by the ABC Publications Board chair by June 1.
Nominations should consist of a letter showing how the publication meets the award criteria.
In addition, if an IJBC article has been nominated for the Distinguished Publication Award and does not win that award, it will automatically be considered for the Outstanding Article in the IJBC Award.