Elsevier Wins 10 PROSE Awards Including the R. R. Hawkins Award for Alan Turing: His Work and Impact

Six Elsevier books and one journal honored at AAP's Professional and Scholarly Publishing Annual Conference

Waltham, MA, February 7, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced winning 10 PROSE Awards including the top honor, R.R. Hawkins Award, for Alan Turing: His Work and Impact edited by Dr. S. Barry Cooper and Dr. Jan van Leeuwen. Six books and one journal 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 yesterday.

The R.R. Hawkins Award was created in 1976 to recognize outstanding scholarly works in all disciplines of the arts and sciences. This year, for the first time, the Hawkins Award authors will also receive a cash prize of $10,000.

“The breadth of Turing’s interests is astonishing,” said Myer Kutz of Myer Kutz Associates and Mathematics Judge for PROSE in the official announcement made yesterday. “The products of this unique mind are made accessible to both specialists and general readers by this touching and learned book – a fitting recipient of 2013 R.R. Hawkins Award.”

Alan Turing: His Work and Impact brings insight into the context and significance of Alan Turing’s impact on mathematics, computing, computer science, informatics, morphogenesis, philosophy and the greater scientific world. It also includes the most significant original works from the four-volume set of The Collected Works of A. M. Turing, as well as some of his previously unpublished content and images.

“Alan Turing is considered the founder of computer science, having developed in 1936 the ‘Turing Machine,’ which became the foundation for the modern computer. With that in mind, the book was published to show the value and impact that Turing’s work has even today,” said Laura Colantoni, Vice President of Publishing for Science & Technology Books at Elsevier. “We are so pleased that the book received the prestigious Hawkins Award and that the tremendous efforts of editors Barry Cooper and Jan van Leeuwen are being honored.”

PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, academics and medical professionals. 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.

The full list of awards received by Elsevier is:

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 25,000 book titles.


Notes for Editors
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