Dr. Jennifer Webster honored with 'Outstanding Paper' by international policing journal

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Friday – May 2, 2014

An article authored by Dr. Jennifer Webster, assistant director of the Northern Kentucky University integrative studies program, has been recognized by Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management as the publication’s 2014 Outstanding Paper.

The article, titled “Police officer perceptions of occupational stress: the state of the art,” was selected by the publication’s Editorial Advisory Board. The board recognizes articles for, among other things, their contribution of something new to the body of knowledge either in terms of approach or subject matter; excellent structure, presentation, and writing; rigor in terms of argument or analysis; relevance to practice and further research; currency. Dr. Webster’s article is available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/PIJPSM-03-2013-0021.

“I am excited and honoured to receive this award,” Dr. Webster said. “The editorial team of PIJPSM includes some of the best-known scholars in the field of policing. That makes me feel especially humbled by the recognition.”

Over the next year, the article will be featured in marketing materials as well as traditional and social media publications produced by the journal’s publisher, the Emerald Group. It will soon become the “Sample Article” on the journal’s homepage for use by prospective authors as an example of how to write a high-quality submission.

Dr. Webster said the award also reflects well upon her department. “Recognition of our work among an international field of scholars is always good for our department,” she said. “As a non-tenure-track faculty member, I am especially pleased to receive such recognition because it helps to dispel the myth that only tenure-track faculty do research. While scholarship is not required of us who are primarily in teaching or administrative roles, we know that active engagement in the scholarship of our fields helps us be better teachers and more effective administrators. I know many of our full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty remain actively engaged because they see it as a professional rather than contractual obligation.”

Dr. Webster’s Outstanding Paper selections is part of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Emerald runs these awards to acknowledge the excellent contributions made by authors, editors, and reviewers. The Emerald Group is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. Last year, more than 25 million Emerald articles from 58 journals and three book series were downloaded and read in research and study.

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