IGI Global’s Awards Programs

In order to recognize the outstanding efforts of its contributors and collaborators, IGI Global offers various internal award programs to identify impactful research that significantly enhances the body of knowledge available to the academic community. Please view IGI Global’s Awards below:

IGI Global InfoSci-Journals Distinguished Fellowship Award

This fellowship is awarded to one IGI Global Editor-in-Chief (EIC) annually. The EIC must exhibit a record of success in raising citation, visibility, and scholarship of their journal. They must also secure an adequate quantity of submissions from industry leading authors and publish each journal issue on a timely basis. In addition, this honor highlights exceptional work in gaining recognition of the journal in top indices.

Award Recipients:
Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (Texas Woman’s University, USA)
Dr. Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
Dr. Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Dr. John Wang
Dr. John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
Dr. Lawrence Tomei
Dr. Lawrence Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
Dr. Christopher G. Reddick
Dr. Christopher G. Reddick (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
Dr. Don Albert
Dr. Don Albert (Sam Houston State University, USA)
Dr. Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Dr. Felix B. Tan
Dr. Felix B. Tan (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards

Excellence in Research Journal Award This award recognizes outstanding research and forward-thinking content contained within 11 different journal articles – the best of each subject. Nominated by Editors-in-Chief, these journal articles contain vetted, innovative research that greatly expands and improves knowledge within the research community. Criteria to receive this award include:

  • Contribution to the field
  • Originality of the research
  • Practicality of research/results
  • Quality of writing
  • Rigor of the research
  • Substantive research and methodology
Award Recipients:
Business & Management
"Social Media and SMEs: A Study of Drivers of Adoption of Innovation in Organizational Setting"
Source: Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO) 16(2)
Authored by Prof. Majharul Talukder (University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia), Prof. Ali Quazi (University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia), and Prof. Dede Djatikusumol (University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia)
Computer Science & IT
"Named Data Networking: A Promising Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT)"
Source: International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) 14(2)
Authored by Prof. Maroua Meddeb (University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France), Prof. Amine Dhraief (University of Manouba, Manouba, Tunisia), et. al.
“Investigating Relationship Between Discourse Behavioral Patterns and Academic Achievements of Students in SPOC Discussion Forum”
Source: International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) 16(2)
Authored by Prof. Zhi Liu (Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China), Prof. Wenjing Zhang (Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China), et. al.
Environment & Agriculture
“IoT- and Big Data-Driven Data Analysis Services for Third Parties, Strategic Implications and Business Opportunities”
Source: International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD) 9(3)
Authored by Prof. Izabella V. Lokshina (SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, USA), Prof. Cees J.M. Lanting (DATSA-Belgium, Consulting, Leuven, Belgium), and Prof. Barbara J. Durkin (SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, USA)
Government & Law
“Perceptions of City Managers About Open Government Policies: Concepts, Development, and Implementation in the Local Level of Government in Spain”
Source: International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) 14(1)
Authored by Prof. J. Ignacio Criado (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain) and Prof. Edgar Alejandro Ruvalcaba-Gomez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Library & Information Science
“The Effect of Education on Information Systems Success: Lessons from Human Resources”
Source: Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ) 31(3)
Authored by Prof. Richard J. Goeke (Widener University, Chester, USA), Prof. Kerri Anne Crowne (Widener University, Chester, USA), and Prof. Dennis R. Laker (Widener University, Chester, USA)
Media & Communications
“Multihoming with Dynamic Mobile Network Selection: Possible Scenarios and Impact on Competition”
Source: International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN) 14(2)
Authored by Prof. Alexandr Vesselkov (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland), Prof. Heikki Hämmäinen (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland), and Prof. Juuso Töyli (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland & University of Turku, Turku, Finland)
Medicine & Healthcare
“Data Visualization with IBM Watson Analytics for Global Cancer Trends Comparison from World Health Organization”
Source: International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI) 13(1)
Authored by Prof. Kelvin K. F. Tsoi (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China), Prof. Felix C. H. Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China), et. al.
Security & Forensics
“Keyframe-Based Vehicle Surveillance Video Retrieval”
Source: International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) 10(4)
Authored by Prof. Xiaoxi Liu (Shandong University, Qingdao, China), Prof. Ju Liu (Shandong University, Qingdao, China), et. al.
Science & Engineering
“A Spatio-Temporal Decision Support System for Designing With Street Trees”
Source: International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) 7(4)
Authored by Prof. Marcus R. White (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia) and Prof. Nano Langenheim (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
Social Sciences & Humanities
“Seeking Health Information on Social Media: A Perspective of Trust, Self-Determination, and Social Support”
Source: Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC) 30(1)
Authored by Prof. Yibai Li (University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA) and Prof. Xuequn Wang (Murdoch University, Perth, Australia)

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Academic Librarian Sponsorship Program

As a proud diamond sponsor of the Annual Charleston Conference, IGI Global awards one librarian a travel stipend to attend the conference on an annual basis. This stipend enables librarians to grow professionally and increase their understanding of the changing state of knowledge resources. It is awarded to a librarian who has made significant contributions to the library information science field.

Award Recipients:
Melissa Gustafson
Ms. Melissa Gustafson, MLIS (Indiana State University, USA)
Geraldine Rinna
Ms. Geraldine Rinna, MLIS (Western Michigan University, USA)
Caroline Muglia
Ms. Caroline Muglia (University of Southern California, USA)
Cynthia Hart
Ms. Cynthia Hart (Tidewater Community College, USA)
Carolyn Schubert
Ms. Carolyn Schubert (James Madison University, USA)
David Brennan
Mr. David Brennan (Penn State University, USA)
Latanya N. Jenkins
Ms. Latanya N. Jenkins (Temple University, USA)
Amelia Mowry
Ms. Amelia Mowry (Wayne State University, USA)

Contributor Honors and Awards

As a leader in providing quality, forward-thinking research to the academic community, IGI Global contributors, books, journals, and databases have been recognized in various industry award programs including:

Environmental, Health, and Business Opportunities in the New Meat Alternatives MarketEnvironmental, Health, and Business Opportunities in the New Meat Alternatives Market
Prof. Diana Bogueva (Curtin University, Australia), Prof. Dora Marinova (Curtin University, Australia), Prof. Talia Raphaely (Curtin University, Australia) and Prof. Kurt Schmidinger (University of Vienna, Austria)

Awarded #1 in the world in the category of Vegetarian Writing for the 2020 Gourmand Awards.

Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global LearningStudy Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning
Prof. Gregory F. Malveaux (Montgomery College, USA) and Prof. Rosalind Latiner Raby (California State University Northridge, USA)

Awarded second place in the 2020 CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG Best Book in Higher Education

Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development (2 Volumes)Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development (2 Volumes)
Prof. Robert G. Hamlin (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Prof. Andrea D. Ellinger (The University of Texas at Tyler, USA), and Prof. Jenni Jones (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Awarded the 2020 R. Wayne Pace Human Resource Development Book of the Year

Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences
Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences
Prof. Sefika Şule Erçetin (Hacettepe University, Turkey) and Prof. Hüseyin Bağcı (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)

Awarded the Best Complexity Theory Books of All Time, by BookAuthority, which identifies and rates the best nonfiction books using public mentions, recommendations, ratings, sentiment, popularity and sales history.

Handbook of Research on Social Marketing and Its Influence on Animal Origin Food Product ConsumptionHandbook of Research on Social Marketing and Its Influence on Animal Origin Food Product Consumption
Prof. Diana Bogueva (Curtin University, Australia), Prof. Dora Marinova (Curtin University, Australia) and Prof. Talia Raphaely (Curtin University, Australia)

Finalist in the 2019 International Book Awards, sponsored by the American Book Fest.

Adrian Cheok Dr. Adrian Cheok (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Contributor of five (5) IGI Global pubilcations including Sociological and Philosophical Aspects of Human Interaction with Technology: Advancing Concepts, and more.

Awarded a Queen's Birthday Honour, from Queen Elizabeth II, for his contributions to education.

Edrick DorianPolice Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement
Dr. Edrick H. Dorian (Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), USA)

Awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Award in the Field of Police and Public Safety Psychology in 2018

Gourmand AwardImpact of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental Sustainability
Dr. Talia Raphaely and Dr. Dora Marinova (Curtin University)

Awarded the “2016 Best in the World” and “2017 Best Sustainable Food Book” by the Gourmand Awards

Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University SettingsHandbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings
Dr. Karen Rasmussen , Dr. Pamela Northrup , and Dr. Robin Colson (University of West Florida, USA)

2017 Honorable Mention, University Professional & Continuing Education Association's Phillip E. Frandson Award

B.B. Gupta Dr. B.B. Gupta (National Institute of Technology Kurukshtra, India)
Co-Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC) and editor of Handbook of Research on Modern Cryptographic Solutions for Computer and Cyber Security

Awarded the "Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award"

Euroinvent Gold MedalPsychological and Pedagogical Considerations in Digital Textbook Use and Developmentt
Dr. Elena Railean (University of European Studies, Republic of Moldova & Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Republic of Moldova)

Awarded the Gold Medal at the 2017 European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation Conference (Euroinvent)

Euroinvent Silver MedalHandbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education
Dr. Elena Railean (European University of Moldova, Moldova), Dr. Gabriela Walker (University of South Dakota, USA), Prof. Atilla Elçi (Aksaray University, Turkey), and Dr. Liz Jackson (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Awarded the Silver Metal at the 2017 European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation Conference (Euroinvent)

For More Information

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