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Centre for Risk Research

Publications Award Scheme for Risk Phd Students

Published: 1 December 2013

A Publications Award Scheme has been launched to encourage postgraduate research students, such as the Centre for Risk Research's PhD students, to publish their work in good-quality academic journals.

The scheme, which has been created by Southampton Management School and takes effect from 1 January 2014, provides awards of up to £1,000 for a paper accepted in a peer-reviewed scientific journal (subject to the eligibility and evaluation criteria). Also, there is no limit to the number of applications that can be made by one student.

In evaluating the quality of the papers and the journals, the International Guide to Academic Journal Quality, produced by the Association of Business Schools (ABS) list will be used as a guide. Papers published in journals not listed in this guide are also eligible in the scheme but they will be sent to an academic panel to evaluate the quality of the publication, using criteria such as the impact factor and other relevant information.

After evaluation, papers will be assigned a ranking and the corresponding awards will be made. Eligible students will receive £250 for a publication in a 2* journal, £650 for a publication in a 3* journal and £1,000 for a publication in a 4* journal. The awards will be transferred into the applicant's research allowance fund and can be used for any research related expenditure (e.g., conference attendance, data collection, proof reading).

For more information about the award scheme and the eligibility criteria, please email the PGR Student Office at

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