Every year, the editorial team of the European Journal of Social Psychology awards a prize to the best early career paper published in EJSP in the preceding year, whose first author is a researcher within three years of her or his doctoral degree. Wiley, as the EJSP publisher, sponsors the Award by providing a book token and a certificate. In each of the previous years, a single winner of the Award was identified and listed here: http://www.easp.eu/activities/own/awards/ejsp.htm
This year, we are in an exceptional position to award prizes to two papers. We are delighted to inform you that your paper
Hamstra, M. R. W., Van Yperen, N. W., Wisse, B., & Sassenberg K. (2014). On the perceived effectiveness of transformational-transactional leadership: The role of encourage strategies and followers’ regulatory focus. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 643-656. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2027
is a winner of the 2014 Best Early Career Award.
Your paper exemplifies the kind of research that EJSP strives to publish: It addresses a socially relevant issue, framed in the context of relevant theories and examined through methodologically sound and issue-appropriate designs. It has produced relevant findings, which advance our understanding and likely actions toward successful leadership.