Selection Criteria

The ISSN Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to knowledge or academic excellence. This contribution could be a long-term, cumulative contribution or a single, particularly insightful idea, experiment, application or interpretation.

The selection committee may consider the following criteria in selecting the recipient:

  • In general, the candidate should have already published work which is widely recognized.
  • Demonstrated excellence in research, scholarly work.
  • Recognition by professional societies, community organizations or other external bodies.
  • Contributions to the research environment both locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Contributions to the training and education.
  • Promise a substantial impact not only on their research community.
  • The technical soundness of the proposed approach.
  • The proposer’s recent research performance.
  • On the basis of new discoveries or fundamental advances within its field of science and engineering.
  • Contribute to the basis for new or improved technology or solution of societal problems.
  • To have better understanding or improvement of the quality, distribution, or effectiveness.
  • Terms of the clarity of the aims, the significance of the problem, and the adequacy of the methods and procedures for achieving the aims.
  • Will consider the feasibility of the proposed research.
  • Are the proposed research question, design, and methodology of significant scientific and technical merit?
  • Is the plan for developing/enhancing the Nominee’s research skills appropriate and adequate?
  • A sustained record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals, research monographs, and/or research-oriented texts.
  • Publication awards or other forms of honorary recognition.
  • Publications by others in the field that make substantial use of the nominee’s publications.
  • Substantial positive impact on the field.
  • Record of presenting at national and/or international conferences.