Raymond S. Nickerson for Best Paper Award in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Raymond S. Nickerson was the inaugural editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. In 2009, Div. 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology) developed this award in his honor.
This award recognizes an article published in a one-year volume of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied as (1) having potential for enduring impact in the area of applied experimental psychology and (2) representing an original empirical investigation in experimental psychology that bridges practically oriented problems and psychological theory.
The editor of Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied begins the review process and forwards the finalists to the Div. 21 Award Committee for selection of the winner. Recipients of the Nickerson Award are invited to deliver an oral presentation as part of the Div. 21 program at the annual meeting of the APA. It does not have to be on the topic of the paper.
Four consulting editors and/or current members of Div. 21 will be asked to nominate papers for consideration. Each person will be assigned one issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied volume for that year and asked to rate each paper in that issue and use those ratings as the basis to nominate one to two papers from that issue. The nomination process will occur in February of each year.