Bond University academic, Professor Craig Langston has received the ‘Outstanding Paper’ Award in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013.
Emerald annually invites each journal’s editorial team to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous year. Professor Langston’s article “Validation of the adaptive reuse potential (ARP) model using iconCUR” published in Facilities was chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner.
As Emerald journal is comprised of over 100,000 authors and a readership of nearly 17 million, Professor Langston was thrilled for his paper to be selected.
“My paper arose from the findings of two Australian Research Council projects, one developing a model for the identification of adaptive reuse potential (ARP) and the other developing a multi-criteria model for determining an appropriate intervention strategy for existing facilities (iconCUR),” said Professor Langston. “The paper focused on the adaptive reuse of existing buildings that have become obsolete, an important strategy for sustainable development and a pertinent response to excessive resource usage resulting from typical destruction and redevelopment.”
Professor Langston believes his paper provides confidence in the modelling of future interventions to revitalise existing built assets using a triple bottom line perspective.
Papers are selected through both qualitative and quantitative measures, including editor review, feedback, knowledge of areas of research, as well as levels of usage and citation. Emerald bases its awards on both the level of research, as well as the ability to present an innovative, original view of a topic.