Surveillance Studies Network Annual Paper Prizes

SSN will award up to 4 prizes of £100 each for papers that demonstrate exceptional promise in Surveillance Studies.


1. To be eligible for the SSN Annual Paper Prize, all authors must:

  • be paid-up members of the SSN;
  • be within 5 years after completion of a PhD, or be a registered student, on the date of submission of the paper;
  • specify willingness to enter for the prize on submission of the paper;

2. To be eligible for the SSN Annual Paper Prize, your paper must:

  • be published in Surveillance & Society (S&S);
  • be an ‘Article’ (i.e. a fully peer-reviewed piece conforming to the guidelines on the S&S website) .

3. Adjudication

  • adjudication will be carried out by a committee of 3 members of the Editorial Board of S&S, appointed for this purpose by a vote of the Editorial Board;
  • the judges will meet annually in person or online, the minutes of their meeting will be available to all members of the SSN and will be subject to approval at the following Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the SSN;
  • the judges will award up to four prizes of £100 annually. These figures will be subject to review at the SSN AGM;
  • the judges’ decision will be final;
  • the judges will not enter into any personal correspondence with authors.