The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) seeks to encourage and support outstanding research in drug policy. One of the ways we do this is by recognising, each year, the best published drug policy research paper, and the best paper presented by an early career scholar at the annual ISSDP scientific conference.
Best published drug policy research paper
Nominations for the best published drug policy research paper can be made by any member of the drug policy community. You can either nominate your own work, or someone else’s.
- Represents outstanding and unique drug policy research
- Published within the last 12 months (March 2011 to March 2012) in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal
- Provides a unique analysis of a drug policy issue
- Uses high quality and/or innovative research methods (whether that be quantitative or qualitative analysis)
- Is well written and as such is accessible to scholars as well as drug policy decision-makers
Nominations should include a copy of the publication, plus a brief statement addressing the criteria.
Nominations are due by 30th March each year, and should be forwarded to the ISSDP President, Prof Alison Ritter (Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The awards are judged by the ISSDP Board, and announced at the annual conference (held in May).
Best presentation by an early career scholar at the ISSDP conference
Nominations for the best presentation can be made by any early career scholar who is presenting at the ISSDP conference.
- Presentation at the ISSDP conference
- First author is within five years of her/his PhD (or last degree)
- The presentation represents outstanding and unique drug policy research
The presentations will be judged at the conference by the ISSDP Board members present, and announced at the closing of the annual conference.
Early Careers Researcher winners
Each year the ISSDP Board provides an award to the best early career researcher presentation at the annual scientific conference. The past winners are:
2013: Sandra Rozo, UCLA with her paper entitled “How are anti-drug programs affecting producers? Evidence from coca leaf production in Colombia”
2014: Lolitha Jaikar, Stella Maris College, India and International Federation of Catholic Universities, France with her paper entitled “Policies and practices of drug use in india: a situational analysis”
2015: Laura Atuesta, Drug Policy Program, Centro de Investigacion Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Mexica, with her paper entitled “Narco-messages’ as a way to analyse the evolution of organised crime in Mexico”