Outstanding Article on Business Communication in Non-ABC Journal


The award for Outstanding Article on Business Communication in non-ABC Journal is awarded annually to an article that meets the criteria described below. The award recipients receive a plaque, and a one-year full membership in the Association.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible articles must meet the following criteria:

  1. Contributes significantly to scholarship, research, and/or pedagogy.
  2. Demonstrates originality of thought and careful investigation.
  3. Is well-written, lucid, and engaging
  4. Is published in hard copy or OnlineFirst in the calendar year preceding the annual conference at which the award is presented.

Authors are not eligible to receive this award two years in a row. Publications may not be nominated more than once.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations may be made by members at large. A Call for Nominations is sent to the members of ABC to make recommendations. The ABC Publication Board selects the recipient of the award.

Submit your nominations to the Publication Board Chair (contact information below). Please include complete publication information and a one-or-two paragraph rationale for the nomination in an email message to the Publication Board chair. The ABC Publication Board selects the recipient of the awards. Nomination letters must be received by the ABC Publication Board chair by July 8.

Publication Board Chair: Jason Snyder
Central Connecticut State University


The award winner will be notified approximately 90 days before the annual conference.

If the review committee finds no article worthy of the award in a given year, no award will be presented.

Previous Winners

Award established 2019.

Junhua Wang, University of Minnesota Duluth
Wang, J. (2021). Genre Change in the Online Context: Responding to Negative Online Reviews and Redefining an Effective Genre Construct on Amazon.com. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 35(3), 297-332.

Augustine Pang, Singapore Management University
Le, P., Teo, H., Pang, A. Li, Y., & Goh C. (2019). When is silence golden? The use of strategic silence in crisis communication. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 24, 162 – 178.

Clarice S.C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Proposing and illustrating a research-informed approach to curriculum development for specific topics in business English. English for Specific Purposes, 52, 27-46. doi:10.1016/j.esp.2018.07.001