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Families, Relationships and Societies David Morgan Prize

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Families, Relationships and Societies, the journal will be launching a prize to recognise outstanding contributions made to the journal.

The prize is created in memory of David Morgan, former president of the British Sociological Association (BSA), and past member of the Families, Relationships and Societies editorial team.

A prize of £100-worth of Policy Press/Bristol University Press books will be awarded to the winner. The paper will be made freely available for a period of three months and promoted widely.

The winning paper will be selected by the FRS Editorial Panel who will draw up an initial short-list from articles published (or due to be published) in the current year (2021).

The authors of the short-listed papers are asked whether they would like to be considered for the prize ahead of final nomination. Contributions to the journal from editorial board members are excluded from the article prize selection process.

Assessment Criteria 
A panel involving Editorial Board members will judge the applications on the written material provided. The assessment criteria are:

  • Published in an issue of the journal between 1 January 2021 – 31st December 2021
  • Research papers only
  • Originality: a novel contribution to the field of families and relationships
  • Significance: the work is likely to exert influence within its field of study
  • Demonstrates rigorous social science methods and theory: uses compelling evidence to argue its case

Shortlisting and Announcement
The editorial team will shortlist articles in September 2021 and will inform shortlist candidates soon afterwards.

The prize-winner and shortlist winners will be announced on the FRS webpage in December 2021.