Elsevier Journal Global Food Security Receives Honorary Mention at the 2013 PROSE Awards

Amsterdam, February 7, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced receiving an Honorary Mention at the 2013 PROSE Awards for its journal Global Food Security in the category Best New Journal in Science, Technology and Medicine. The official announcement was made at the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Annual Conference in Washington, DC yesterday.

Helping to tackle the world’s hunger crisis and given the rapidly evolving nature of scientific knowledge and information on global food security, in 2012 Elsevier launched Global Food Security as a new multidisciplinary journal to cover this niche.

“I believe that recognition from the American Publishers Awards of our new Global Food Security journal reflects two attributes,” said Editor-in-Chief Ken Cassman, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, USA. “First, it recognizes increasing awareness of food security as the foundation of a sustainable future for humanity in terms of economic development, curbing population growth, improved nutrition and health, conservation of natural resources and environmental quality, and dealing with climate change. Second, it reflects the high quality of the authors and papers published in our first issues on these topics—a trend the Editors and I are committed to continuing.”

Gilles Jonker, Executive Publisher at Elsevier, added, “We are very proud to be recognized with a PROSE honorable mention in the category Best New Journal STM. It is because of the excellent editorial team, the authors and reviewers that we are able to make this important new Journal for this emerging research community."

Global Food Security
publishes four issues per year, which are available via ScienceDirect.

Overall, six books and one journal published by Elsevier received a total of 10 Prose Awards.

The full list of awards received by Elsevier is:

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About The PROSE Awards
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth. www.proseawards.com

This year’s competition attracted 535 entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 40 categories; this represents the sixth consecutive year of record-breaking entries.

About Global Food Security
Global Food Security aims to publish papers that contribute to better understanding of economic, social, biophysical, technological, and institutional drivers of current and future global food security. The Journal aims to provide readers with:

  • Strategic views of experts from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives on prospects for ensuring food security, based on the best available science, in a clear and readable form for a wide audience, bridging the gap between biological, social and environmental sciences.
  • Reviews, opinions and debates that synthesize, extend and critique research approaches and findings from the rapidly growing body of original publications on global food security.

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, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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