Elsevier Honored with Six PROSE Awards

SciVerse Hub, SciVerse Applications, and book titles in Science & Technology and Health Sciences recognized for innovation and achievement

Amsterdam, February 9, 2012Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it has garnered top honors and recognition at the 2011 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Awards). The annual PROSE Awards, established by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), recognizes high standards in achievement and innovation in professional and scholarly publishing by giving distinction to the best books, journals, and electronic content, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals.

SciVerse Hub, Elsevier’s platform for search, analysis and research synthesis, and SciVerse Applications, tools that enhance the search and discovery experience, received awards for Best Multidiscipline Platform and for Best Innovation in ePublishing.

Elsevier’s book publishing, encompassing print as well as online titles on SciVerse ScienceDirect, was also honored. Four Elsevier book titles won first place prizes in the following categories:

Honorable mentions went to:

“It is an honor for Elsevier to be recognized by colleagues in the publishing, library, and medical industry for our meaningful developments towards the advancement of quality science, technology and medical information,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. “The PROSE Awards validate the excellence of our innovative technology platforms and book content and we are proud to be a valued contributor in the community.”

Recipients of the 2011 PROSE Awards were announced at the Awards Luncheon on February 2, 2012 in Washington, D.C. A full list of winners can be found at www.proseawards.com.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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