JGE Awards

The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)

The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) is the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research and curriculum and instruction at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. JGE is the publication of record for NAGT, and serves as the only international forum dedicated solely to the publication of research concerning the pedagogy, assessment, and philosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences.

Award Recipients

JGE Outstanding Paper Award 2019 Recipients:

The Outstanding Paper Award goes to Benjamin A. Wolfe for his paper Introductory geosciences at the two-year college: Factors that influence student transfer intent with geoscience degree aspirations (2018), Journal of Geoscience Education, 66:1, 36-54, DOI: 10.1080/10899995.2018.1411740

In making this award, the editors noted the strong design of the study, the important contribution it makes to the literature, and the impressive number of downloads it has already achieved. We also note that, this paper, in addition to his reviews, led us to invite Ben to serve as an Associate Editor for the journal to bring his expertise in two-year colleges to our board.


JGE Outstanding Reviewer Award 2019 Recipient:

Peggy McNeal, Towson University

In making this award, the editors noted Peggy's thoughtfulness and attention to detail, her willingness to review revisions, and her consistency in submitting thorough, carefully-considered reviews on time. Her reviews have been especially helpful as JGE seeks to grow submissions from, and readership in, the atmospheric sciences.

The Awards

The JGE Outstanding Paper Award

Because of the broad range of Research, Curriculum and Instruction, and Commentary manuscripts published by the Journal of Geoscience Education, it is impossible to define a set of criteria that must be applied to all papers considered for this award. Rather, it is expected that in order to be nominated, a paper must exhibit, as relevant, at least some of the following characteristics: (1) innovative enhancement of student learning, which is documented and assessed, (2) advancement of the discipline of geoscience education, and (3) broad societal impact of vital and significant high quality geoscience education. The award will be given for papers published during the preceding year (e.g. Fall 2018 award presentation for papers published in 2017).

The JGE Outstanding Reviewer Award

The quality of the Journal of Geoscience Education is dependent on dedicated reviewers and editors. JGE Editorial Board would like to recognize those reviewers who: (1) provided reviews of exceptional quality, (2) completed reviews more quickly than average, and/or (3) completed more reviews than average. The award will be based on the quality and quantity of reviews completed in the past year.


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