The W.L. McAtee and G.V. Burger Award for Outstanding Service as an Associate Editor is to recognize the outstanding work of an Associate Editor for each of the two premier peer-reviewed journals of The Wildlife Society: Journal of Wildlife Management and Wildlife Society Bulletin.
Dr. W.L. McAtee was the founding editor for the Journal of Wildlife Management (1937-1942). From 1973-1975, Dr. G.V. Burger was the first editor for the Wildlife Society Bulletin.
Award Nomination Process and Criteria
To be considered for the W.L. McAtee and G.V. Burger Award for Outstanding Service as an Associate Editor, an associate editor must have served for at least 2 consecutive years.
The Editor-in-Chief of each journal will nominate an individual for the award based on:
- Number of articles handled
- Timeliness of reviews
- Quality of reviews (assistance to the author to improve the work, assistance to the editor in making a decision, professionalism of letters written to authors)
- Willingness to help authors get their work published (taking a paper with good data, but poorly written and helping the authors through the publication process, assisting junior or first time authors)
W.L. McAtee and G.V. Burger Award for Outstanding Service as an Associate Editor Recipients
Antoinette (Toni) Piaggio
Markus J. Peterson
Bradley F. Blackwell
Terry A. Messmer
Scott M. McCorquodale
Roger D. Applegate