The Human Factors Prize was established in 2010 by Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras to recognize excellence in HF/E research through an annual competition in which authors are invited to submit papers on a specific topic for that year. The prize carries a $5,000 cash award and consideration of publication of the winning paper in the Society's journal, Human Factors. The award is formally conferred at a special session at the HFES International Annual Meeting, where the recipient presents his or her work.
The Topic for the 2022 Human Factors Prize Competition is: Equity and Inclusivity
Submissions are accepted between May 13 and June 17, 2022. HFES will activate the submission site link on May 13 and will close it on June 15.
A blind review will be used. You must upload two versions of your manuscript – a regular submission and a blinded version of the manuscript without author biographies or names in the title. The authors also should blind any other text as appropriate to minimize information about the authors’ identities.
We invite submissions that describe human factors research that focuses on, promotes or ensures diversity, equity and inclusion across race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or intersections of these identities. Applications of innovative research methods, data analytics, integrative physical and cognitive human factors approaches, or inclusive design activities are particularly welcome.
Your manuscript should provide a theoretical basis, a thorough background, and a detailed description of the methods, results, and discussion of implications on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The manuscript also needs to show the human factors and ergonomics link and impact.
If you are not certain your topic relates to the theme of the 2022 Human Factors Prize, please email email@example.com. Submissions (research articles or extended multi-phase studies are welcome) must adhere to the policies of general submissions of Human Factors. This includes length restrictions, originality, and formatting.
- Submissions must cover original (unpublished) research in the topical area and comply with the requirements in the Human Factors Instructions for Authors. Review articles are not eligible for the Prize.
- Any researcher is eligible to submit relevant work; membership in HFES is not required.
- Review of submissions will be based on originality, significance, sophistication and completeness of the work. The abstract of the paper should reflect the content and quality of the paper, as it may be used in the selection of short-listed papers for further review. The winning submission, along with other acceptable submissions, will be considered for publication in Human Factors.
REMEMBER: Submissions must be uploaded between May 13 and June 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM Eastern time.
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