PRN: Elsevier Wins Eight PROSE Awards Categories, Including Award for Excellence, and Nine Honorable Mentions

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Elsevier Wins Eight PROSE Awards Categories, Including Award for Excellence, and Nine Honorable Mentions


PHILADELPHIA, February 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Acclaim from the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it has won top honors in eight 2016 PROSE Awards categories, including a PROSE Award for Excellence, and nine honorable mentions.

The 40th annual PROSE Awards - the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence - were presented at the Association of American Publisher's Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division Annual Conference in Washington, DC. PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, academics and medical professionals.

"Once again, Elsevier has demonstrated its excellence in creating some of the best scientific, medical and technology content," said Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President for Content, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. "Elsevier's selection as a recipient in eight categories underscores its continued commitment to providing the kind of trusted content the industry has relied on for generations. Our congratulations to all the Elsevier authors on winning this prestigious award."

This year's PROSE Awards competition attracted hundreds of entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 54 categories.

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

The Elsevier 2016 PROSE Award winners and honorable mentions for print and digital content include:

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

Best 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 and Anne Edwards

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

Earth 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

Multivolume - 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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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, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey - and publishes more than 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is par! t of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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