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The APA alternates giving an award to the best article and book published by a younger scholar in the previous two years. The Book and Article Prizes replace the former Matchette Foundation Book Prize.


The winner of the award will receive $2,000 and be presented with the prize at the annual prize reception at the APA Eastern Division meeting.

Frequency: Every other year in even years

Next Award: 2020

Next Deadline: March 15, 2020


Nominations are opened every other spring in even years for the Article Prize for that year. Articles published in the prior two years are eligible. Thus, for 2020, the prize will be awarded to an article published in 2018 or 2019. (Eligibility is governed by the volume year of the journal, regardless of the date on which the issue containing the nominated article actually appeared in print.)

To be considered for the Article Prize, a work must be nominated by two APA members other than the author. The author must be a "younger scholar," meaning that the author (a) was 40 years of age or younger in the year of the volume in which the article appears, or (b) received his or her Ph.D. 10 or fewer years before the year in which the article was published. The author must be a member of the APA.

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A member may nominate only one article. Nominations should identify the author, article title, journal name, and publication year. The APA will contact nominated authors for assurances of eligibility and to secure copies of the nominated articles. 

Only members may submit nominations; please sign in to access the nomination form.

To submit a nomination, fill out the nomination form.

Selection Process

The winner will be selected by a committee appointed by the APA.



Cameron Buckner (University of Houston), “Rational Inference: The Lowest Bounds,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2017)


John Brunero (University of Nebraska–Lincoln), "Cognitivism about Practical Rationality," Oxford Studies in Metaethics, 2014


Andrew Bacon (University of Southern California), "Quantificational Logic and Empty Names," Philosophers' Imprint 13(24), 2013: 1-21

Honorable Mentions:

  • Sarah Moss, "Epistemology Formalized," Philosophical Review, vol. 122, no. 1, 2013, 1-43
  • Ryan Preston-Roedder, "Faith in Humanity," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87 (3), 2013, pp. 664-687


Anna-Sara Malmgren (Stanford University), "Rationalism and the Content of Intuitive Judgments," Mind, 120 (2011), 263-327.

Honorable Mentions:


Mark A. Schroeder (University of Southern California), "How Expressivists Can and Should Solve their Problem about Negation," Nous, 42:4 (2008), 573-99.


Jonathan Schaffer, "Knowing the Answer," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 75, 2007, pp. 383-403.


Thomas Hofweber, "Inexpressible Properties and Propositions," Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol. 2. Dean Zimmerman (ed.) Oxford University Press 2006. pp. 155-206.

Honorable Mention: Sukjae Lee, "Leibniz on Divine Concurrence," The Philosophical Review. Vol. 113, no. 2. (April): 204-248.


Alan Hajek, "What Conditional Probability Is Not," Synthese, Vol. 137, December 20, 2003.


Delia Graff, "Descriptions as Predicates," Philosophical Studies, 102(1):1-42, January 2001.


Samuel S. Levey, "Leibniz on Mathematics and the Actually Infinite Division of Matter," The Philosophical Review107:1 (1998).

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