Offered annually for the article published in the Proceedings on a topic that best reflects the scholarship and high standards of this distinguished individual
This award of £50 is offered annually in recognition of an article published in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland on a topic that best reflects the scholarship and high standards of this distinguished individual, who was for many years the Keeper of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland and was President of the Society between 1975 and 1978.
All articles submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are considered by a judging panel. Submissions from non-Fellows are welcome.
Awards are made during the Anniversary Meeting on 30 November each year.
There is no specific submission process; all articles to be included in the Proceedings are considered annually prior to publication by a judging panel comprising the Managing Editor, Director and President of the Society. RBK Stevenson Award articles will therefore follow the usual submission process and guidelines for publishing in the Proceedings. A paper of more than 20,000 words is unlikely to be published in the Proceedings. Articles in the Proceedings should primarily present original ideas, interpretations and discoveries or results of research which are likely to stimulate discussion and advance understanding. Longer papers and those which require large volumes of data in order to achieve their purpose are better directed towards SAIR.
The annual deadline for submission to the Proceedings is 30 November. Please note that early submission is strongly encouraged, as we always receive more submissions than we can publish in a given year. Authors will be informed of the results of their peer review as soon as possible, and the contents of the current year’s volume will be set by 15 March (so authors who have submitted prior to 30 November will know by the following March whether their paper will be published in the current volume). Winners of the RBK Stevenson Award will be informed after this date.
There is no specific application form for this award; all articles submitted for the Proceedings which cover subjects related to RBK Stevenson’s research will be considered automatically.
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