Luminate Research Article of the Year Award

Luminate Research Article of the Year Award

The Luminate Research Article of the Year Award acknowledges the most exceptional article published in Luminate, the online publication of The Research Society.

This award acknowledges the significant impact that well-researched articles and insightful thought leadership writing have on advancing ideas, methodologies, and the growth of the profession.


Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Articles published in Luminate between 1 October 2023 and 30 September 2024.
  • Articles must be evidence-based, provide substantial thought-leadership and be formally written.
  • Articles containing product or company promotions will not be eligible.
  • Articles must be written exclusively by the author/authors, with only minor grammatical and punctuation revisions permitted by the Editor.
  • The Research Society’s Editor in consultation with the Editorial Advisory Group (EAG) will determine which articles are eligible for entry based on the eligibility criteria.
  • All eligible articles will be automatically considered for the award, unless the author informs The Research Society of their desire not to participate. Authors can opt out by notifying the Editor either during article submission process or after publication, by contacting before 30 September 2024.
  • The deadline for publication is set for September 30, 2024. We kindly request that draft articles be submitted well in advance of this deadline. Please be aware that while we strive to accommodate all submissions, publication is not guaranteed.
  • Articles from the Research Effectiveness Award Case Study series are not eligible.