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Monetary incentive approved for best writing in the Recreational Sports Journal

"Show Them the Money!"

At its midyear meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, the NIRSA Foundation announced it would annually fund a $250 award for the best article published in the Recreational Sports Journal. Traditionally, the RSJ Editorial Board chooses the most outstanding article and the authors are publically acknowledged and receive a plaque at Annual Conference each year.

"I hope to continue the work of selecting the outstanding writing award to deserving RSJ contributors, and by providing a monetary incentive, this will help enhance both the quantity and quality of the submissions to the RSJ," reports Dr. Paul Milton, Director of Recreational Services at Kent State University and Editor of the Recreational Sports Journal.

"I also hope that recreational sports professionals, and sport/recreation management faculty, will continue to increase the level and scope of inquiry in our field. Recreational sports is a field just waiting to explode with rich, quality research," he adds.

Milton adds that the RSJ will continue to focus on what many consider an excellent blend of empirical and anecdotal or how-to type articles that serve the need for practitioner-based research, as well as providing a solid scientific, discovery based orientation.

Milton also announced that the annual publication dates will now be in April and November.

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