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:

  • Clinical Medicine: Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician, by Joshua S. Broder, MD, FACEP.
  • Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences: Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein.
  • Multivolume Reference/Science: Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology, by Anthony P. Farrell.
  • Art Technique: Tradigital Blender: A CG Animator’s Guide to Applying the Classic Principles, by Roland Hess.

Honorable mentions went to:

  • Clinical Medicine: Imaging Painful Spine Disorders, by Leo F. Czervionke MD and Douglas S. Fenton MD.
  • Economics: Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 4. Edited by Erik A. Hanushek, Stephen J. Machin, and Ludger Woessmann.

“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 global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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