Elsevier Wins 10 PROSE Awards Including Best eProduct Application: Virtual Microscope

Seven Elsevier books and two journals honored by the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

Philadelphia, PA, February 6, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced winning 10 PROSE Awards including the Best eProduct Application award for the Virtual Microscope, an integrated browser-based slide viewer that provides access to high resolution whole slide images. Seven books and two journals published by Elsevier received a total of 10 awards at the Association of American Publishers' (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, academics and medical professionals. This year's competition attracted 540 entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 40 categories; this represents the seventh consecutive year of record-breaking entries.

"Recognition from the Association of American Publishers acknowledges Elsevier's commitment to develop innovative health, science and technology solutions that tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. "We congratulate the authors on winning these prestigious PROSE awards and on all of their accomplishments."

The Elsevier 2015 PROSE Awards winners are as follows:

Biomedicine & Neuroscience - Honorable Mention
The Stimulated Brain: Cognitive Enhancement Using Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation by Roi Cohen Kadosh

Chemistry & Physics Winner
Distillation: 1. Fundamentals and Principles, 2. Operations and Applications, 3. Equipment and Processes by Andrzej Gorak, Eva Sorensen, Hartmut Schoenmakers and Zarko Olujic

Cosmology & Astronomy Winner
Encyclopedia of the Solar System by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer and Torrence Johnson

Earth Science - Honorable Mention
Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography by D.R. Fraser Taylor and Tracey Lauriault

Best eProduct Application
Virtual Microscope for Books, Major Reference Works and Journals

Best New Journal STM - Honorable Mention
Astronomy and Computing edited by Robert Mann and Norman Gray et al.

Best New Journal STM - Honorable Mention
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction edited by David Alexander

Law & Legal Studies- Honorable Mention
Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence by C. Michael Bowers

Multivolume Reference / Science
Comprehensive Organic Synthesis by Paul Knochel and Gary Molander

Single Volume Reference / Science - Honorable Mention
Food Safety Management by Yasmine Motarjemi and Huub Lelieveld

The books and journal are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than nearly 2,200 peer-reviewed journals, almost 900 serials and more than 33,000 book titles.

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Notes for editors
Review copies of the wining books and journal are available to credentialed journalists upon request. For books, contact Michelle McMahon at m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com or +1 781 663 2268; for journals, contact Sacha Boucherie at s.boucherie@elsevier.com or +31 20 4853564.

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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Elsevier
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