Elsevier wins 8 PROSE Awards for books and journals

Winners include the Award for Excellence in Reference Works and Best New Journal

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At the 40th annual PROSE Awards, Elsevier's winners ranged from books on nervous system disorders and fracking to journals dedicated to sleep health and the publication of software.

The Award for Excellence in Reference Works went to the <em> International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences</em>.The awards were announced yesterday at the annual conference of the Association of American Publisher’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division in Washington, DC. PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, academics and medical professionals.

Competition was "fierce" this year, according to AAP, with the competition attracting a record 551 entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 54 categories.

Elsevier received eight first-place awards, including the Award for Excellence in Reference Works for the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

“We set out to publish content that fills the knowledge gaps for researchers, scientists engineers and students,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Science and Technology Books at Elsevier. “We applaud our authors for creating excellent content that accomplishes that goal and is judged as outstanding by the publishing industry.”

You can read about all the winners on the PROSE website.

The Elsevier 2016 PROSE Award winners and honorable mentions

Award for Excellence in Reference Works
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Edited by James D. Wright

The Analysis of Burned Human Remains (Honorable Mention)
By Christopher W. Schmidt and Steven A. Symes

Sleep HealthBest New Journal - Humanities & Social Sciences
Journal of Transport and Health
Editor-in-Chief Jennifer S. Mindell

Learning, Culture and Social Interaction (Honorable Mention)
Co-Editors Harry Daniels, Anne Edwards and Roger Säljö

Best New Journal - STM
Sleep Health
Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lauren Hale

Award for Innovation in Journal Publishing
Editors Dr. Kate Keahey, Dr. Frank Seinstra and Professor David Wallom

Biomedicine & Neuroscience
Neurobiology of Social Behavior: Toward an Understanding of the Prosocial and Antisocial Brain (Honorable Mention)
By Michael Numan

Clinical Medicine
Principles of Cardiac and Vascular Computed Tomography (Honorable Mention)
By Stuart J. Hutchison, MD, and Naeem Merchant, MD

The IGBT DeviceEarth Science
Encyclopedia of Volcanoes (Honorable Mention)
By Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, Hazel Rymer, John Stix and Steve McNutt

Atlas of Structural Geology (Honorable Mention)
By Soumyajit Mukherjee

Engineering & Technology
The IGBT Device: Physics, Design and Applications of the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor
By B. Jayant Baliga

Environmental Science
Shale Gas and Fracking: The Science Behind the Controversy (Honorable Mention)
By Michael Stephenson

Multivolume Reference - Humanities & Social Sciences
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Edited by James D. Wright

Diseases of the Nervous SystemMultivolume - Science
Treatise on Geophysics
Editor-in-Chief Gerald Schubert

Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference (Honorable Mention)
Edited by Arthur W. Toga

Single Volume Reference - Science
Genomic Control Process: Development and Evolution (Honorable Mention)
By Eric H. Davidson and Isabelle S. Peter

Textbook - Biological & Life Sciences
Diseases of the Nervous System
By Harold Sontheimer

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Christopher CapotAs Director of Corporate Relations, Christopher Capot (@Chris_Capot) heads up public relations for Elsevier's Clinical Solutions and Education businesses. He has been a public relations and media relations professional at agencies and corporations for more than 15 years. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper journalist, last working as a business reporter at the New Haven Register in Connecticut. He works in Elsevier's New York office.

Alison Bert, DMADr. Alison Bert (@AlisonBert) joined Elsevier in 2007 from the world of journalism, where she was a business reporter for The Journal News, a Gannett daily newspaper in New York. As Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Connect, she works with people around the world to publish daily stories for the global science and health communities.

In the previous century, Alison was a classical guitarist on the music faculty of Syracuse University. She received a doctorate in music from the University of Arizona, was Fulbright scholar in Spain, and studied in a master class with Andrés Segovia.

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