After the Emerging Researchers' Conference, ERC presenters are invited to hand in full papers, which undergo a double-blind peer review process by a committee.
A paper can be submitted by more than one person (to a maximum of 3), but the first/leading author must be an emerging researcher and must have presented their paper at the Emerging Researchers' Conference.
Therefore all first authors
- must be currently enrolled in a PhD programme or
- must have finished their PhD not longer than 5 years ago and must be in the early stage of their careers (no professors).
The successful author is invited to the following year’s conference (free entrance to ERC and ECER), will receive a 550,- € travel budget and their paper is also sent onward for further peer review and consideration for publication in either of the Emerging Researchers’ Group’s partner publications: EERJ (European Educational Research Journal) and Studia Paedagogica.
- A paper that has already been submitted for review and/or accepted for publication elsewhere is not eligible to be entered into the ERC Best Paper Competition.
- The competition is targeted at emerging researchers. However, it is recognised that PhD students sometimes co-author with their supervisors. As long as the main author(s) is/are an emerging researcher, the papers can be submitted for the competition. In the case of such a paper being selected as the winner, the Award would only be offered to the emerging researcher, who should also be the first author of the paper.
We would like to warmly thank Maxqda / Verbi Software for supporting the Best Paper Award.
|Submission deadline||19 Sep 2020|
|Formative feedback given||5 Nov 2020|
|Re-Submission deadline||15 Dec 2020|
|Winner announced||Feb 2021|