Award-winning Research in Education

Elsevier is proud to publish educational research with global impact. Our editors select the very best submissions, and work with reviewers to support authors at all stages of their careers, which helps to produce truly award-winning articles.

Listen to an interview by one of the authors, Professor Simon McGrath, and read the Elsevier ATLAS award winning research on higher education’s role in economic development. Read Outstanding Paper Award winners from the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) SIGs.

In order to celebrate some of these publications, we have collected some of the articles that have won awards in 2015, made them freely available to the public, and listed them below. We are very proud to have published these and many more important articles, and would like to congratulate all of those involved with the work and publication of these papers.

Elsevier Atlas award

Higher education and economic development: The importance of building technological capabilities
International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 43, July 2015
Glenda Kruss, Simon McGrath, Il-haam Petersen, Michael Gastrow

Each month the Elsevier Atlas Award recognizes research that could significantly impact people's lives around the world, and a piece on the winning article is written by a science communications journalist. You can read the write up on this Atlas award-winner here:

“Higher education is key to economic development (but it's not as simple as you think) We need to look at geography, skills and local companies to accelerate development

AERA Narrative Research Special Interest Group Outstanding Paper Award

Now and then, in and out of the classroom: Teachers learning to teach through the experiences of their living curricula
Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 44, November 2014
Mark T. Kissling

AECT Design and Development Division 2015 Outstanding Journal Article Award

The experience of three flipped classrooms in an urban university: an exploration of design principles
The Internet and Higher Education, Volume 22, July 2014
Min Kyu Kim, So Mi Kim, Otto Khera, Joan Getman

As well as celebrating award-winners, some of our journals also award prizes, such as:

The Nate Gage Best Paper Award (Teaching and Teacher Education)

The Anna Craft Award for Early Career Researchers (Thinking Skills and Creativity)

Watch this space for more award winning articles in the future…

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Research Awards

Awards play a central role in the research community by recognizing researchers for the valuable contributions they make to the world of discovery. In September 2013, we launched a new portal to showcase research awards supported by Elsevier, along with information about how to apply or nominate recipients. Many of these awards are made possible by societies and other partnering organizations. Elsevier has rewarded hundreds of outstanding academics across the world, and today presents about 300 awards a year with grants ranging from $100 to $25,000.

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