Transforming Care Conference Best Paper Competition Winner

The winner of the International Journal of Care and Caring’s Best Paper competition, launched at the 2017 Transforming Care conference in Milan, Italy, is Dr Ana Paula Gil, of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA/NOVA FCSH) Portugal, whose article ‘Care and mistreatment - two sides of the same coin? An exploratory study of three Portuguese care homesthe Editors are pleased to publish in Volume 2, Issue 4 (2018).

As the winner of this award, Dr Gil receives written recognition of her achievement from the Editors and Transforming Care conference organisers. Her article is published with an official notice of the award, which she may use to promote her article. She is also awarded a free personal print subscription to the International Journal of Care and Caring for the 2019 year and can select a choice of Policy Press books to the award value.

The Best Paper Award

To celebrate its first year of publication, the International Journal of Care and Caring, a new Policy Press journal, in collaboration with the organisers of the 3rd Transforming Care conference, offered a Best Paper Award for the paper, first presented at the Transforming Care conference, Milan, Italy, 26-28 June 2017, which, in the opinion of the awarding committee*, had the greatest potential for publication in an issue of the International Journal of Care and Caring Volume 2 (2018).

All papers accepted for presentation at the conference were eligible for consideration. The committee considered all applications received and the author of the selected paper were notified of their decision by 15th November 2017. The Best Paper award was confirmed only on acceptance of the full paper, following blind peer review, for publication in IJCC.

The winner of the IJCC / Transforming Care Best Paper prize receives:

  • Official, written recognition of their achievement from the IJCC Editors and Transforming Care conference organisers, authorising them to cite the award in their CV and on their personal or professional website;
  • A free personal print subscription to the IJCC in the year of the award;
  • A choice of Policy Press books with a value of up to £150; and
  • Specific mention of their article in IJCC’s marketing and publicity in the year of the award, and in the relevant annual IJCC Editorial article. 

About research articles in IJCC
Research articles for IJCC should contribute to advances in knowledge, theory or methods within the remit of the journal. Articles based on comparative international analysis, critical analysis of policy or practice, or which explore care and caring in global or transnational perspective are particularly encouraged. Research articles published in IJCC are 4,000 to 8,000 words in length and double-blind peer reviewed prior to formal acceptance for publication. For more information, see the Instructions for Authors on the IJCC webpages.

*The awarding committee comprised of: IJCC’s Editors [Sue Yeandle, Yueh-Ching Chou, Michael Fine and Joan Tronto] and, for the Transforming Care conference organising committee, Constanzo Ranci and Tine Rostgaard.