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Outstanding Youth Paper Award

To encourage early-career scientists to contribute to soil and water conservation in the world, the WASWAC has launched the WASWAC Youth Outstanding Paper Award (DATUM) 2018. The award will be presented at the second International Youth Forum on Soil and Water Conservation (IYFSWC) which will be held on August 27-31, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. The application for the award is open from now.
This award will be presented to early-career scientists of outstanding research papers on soil and water conservation. The award consists of a Certificate from the WASWAC and a $1000 (USD) honorarium. In case of multi-author papers, the award will be presented only to the first author. The WASWAC Youth Outstanding Paper Award (DATUM) 2018 is financially supported by the Beijing Datum Technology Company.

  • The first author of the manuscript should be at their early career in research. In principle, preference will be given to scientists who are 40 years old or younger by December 31, 2018.
  • The papers should have creativity and originality, as reflected in new insights, interpretations, facts, innovations, methods, or applications.
  • The papers should be written in English and should be clear, concise, comprehensible, and jargon-free, such that the papers are easy to read and understand.
  • The papers submitted for consideration for the award should not have been previously published, and the authors should submit the paper for an oral presentation at the second International Youth Forum on Soil and Water Conservation (IYFSWC) and agree to publish the same in ‘International Soil and Water Conservation Research’ (ISWCR), the official journal of WASWAC.
  • The previous awardees in 2015 and 2016 are ineligible for the award in 2018.

Important Dates:
Submission of application form / Paper abstract: March 31, 2018
Submission of Full paper: May 31, 2018  June 15, 2018
Nomination announcement: July 31, 2018  August 10, 2018
Final awardees announcement: August 2018

  • Application: The author should submit the abstract along with the application form form completed by March 31, 2018. The full paper must be submitted on or before May 31, 2018 to the conference e-mail: iyfswc-2018@geogr.msu.ru (please indicate the theme in email as "Full paper *Surname*".
  • Nomination and Peer-review process: The Award Committee will screen and nominate the research papers that will undergo the peer-review process by the experts.
  • Evaluation and selection: Based on the results of the peer-review process, the Award Committee will select the Outstanding Youth Paper Awardees.

Guide for authors:

WASWAC Youth Outstanding Paper Award (DATUM) 2018

ChairmanDuihu Ning (World Association of Soil and Water Conservation) ndh@mwr.gov.cn

Valentin Golosov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) gollossov@rambler.ru


Alfred Hartemink (University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA) alfred.hartemink@wisc.edu

Carmelo Dazzi (University of Palermo,Italy) carmelo.dazzi@unipa.it

Des Walling (University of Exeter,UK) D.E.Walling@exeter.ac.uk

Franco Obando (Geographic Instite Agustin Codazzi,Soil Survey Department,Colombia) francoh.obando@gmail.com

Lal Rattan (Ohio State University,UAS) LAL.1@osu.edu

Mark Nearing (USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center,USA) Mark.Nearing@ARS.USDA.GOV

Mingchang Shi (Beijing Forest University China) shimc@dtgis.com

Miodrag Zlatic (University of Belgrade,Serbia) miodrag.zlatic@sfb.bg.ac.rs

Habbir Shahid  (International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Dubai, United Arab Emirates) s.shahid@biosaline.org.ae

Sergey Chalov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) srchalov@geogr.msu.ru

Winfried Blum (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austia) winfried.blum@boku.ac.at

SecretaryPaige Chyu (World Association of Soil and Water Conservation , China) iswcr@foxmail.com

Alexey Maslakov (Russia) iyfswc-2018@geogr.msu.ru

Award Secretary in Russia, iyfswc-2018@geogr.msu.ru
Dr. Qu, Liqin, +86-10-68786416, liqin.qu@iwhr.com 
Appendix: WASWAC Outstanding Youth Paper Award Application form


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