Sociology of Health & Illness

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Edited By: Gareth Williams and Ian Rees Jones (Joint Editor-in-Chief), Davina Allen, Eva Elliott, David Hughes, and Joanna Latimer

Impact Factor: 1.988

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/39 (Social Sciences Biomedical); 17/142 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1467-9566

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The Editorial Board of Sociology of Health and Illness offers an annual prize of £300 for the best article published by a novice writer. When the Journal was first conceived, in 1979, one of its stated aims was the encouragement of new authors and less-experienced medical sociologists.

The prize furthers this aim, and is made possible through the generosity of the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness. The Judges are a small subcommittee of the Editorial Board. The prize is awarded, where possible, at the BSA Medical Sociology conference each year. The Editorial Board would like to offer their congratulations to Daryl Martin, University of York, who is the winner of the prize for 2015.

2015 Winner

Architecture and health care: a place for sociology Daryl Martin, Sarah Nettleton, Christina Buse, Lindsay Prior and Julia Twigg

As we received a high number of outstanding entries this year, the Judges decided to recognise two further papers by new writers as ‘Highly Commended’:

Straight, white teeth as a social prerogative Abeer Khalid Volume 37 (2015)

Constructing the meaning of ultrasound viewing in abortion care Katrina Kimport Volume 37 (2015)

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