Every year, the Emerald Literati Network invites each of its published journals' “Editorial Teams” to nominate what they believe have been the title’s most outstanding papers, including up to three “Highly Commended Papers”, from the previous 12 months.
This year, the team of the International Journal of Development Issues has selected the article of PEP researcher Paul Ningaye (from the University of Dschang in Cameroon), as one of its “Highly Commended Paper Award Winners” for the Literati Awards of Excellence 2012.
The article, entitled “Ethno-Cultural Diversity and Multidimensional Poverty Differential in Cameroon” was based on the outcomes of the PEP-supported project PMMA-10136. See the related PEP Policy Brief 8 (in French) and Working Paper 2007-03 (in English) - both published in 2009.
Emerald's publishing philosophy highlights six areas that inform the development of their journals and books:
- support for scholarly research;
- encouragement of applied research (impact);
- commitment to high quality scholarship; and
- quality of the reader, author and customer experience.
These are the areas that are considered when authors are acknowledged, rewarded and/or celebrated for their outstanding efforts and contributions – not only in terms of publications but also as knowledge producers.
The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or managers. Among the comments received by the author from the editors, featured: “Your paper has been selected as it was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2011”. The author was also invited to present its work at one of the several international conference events where the Emerald Literati Network has representation.
Further information regarding the Literati Network Awards for Excellence can be found here: www.emeraldinsight.com/literati