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Elsevier Honored With Six PROSE Awards

AMSTERDAM, February 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

SciVerse Hub, SciVerse Applications, and Book Titles in Science & Technology and Health Sciences Recognized for Innovation and Achievement

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it has garnered top honors and recognition at the 2011 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Awards). The annual PROSE Awards, established by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), recognizes high standards in achievement and innovation in professional and scholarly publishing by giving distinction to the best books, journals, and electronic content, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals.

SciVerse Hub, Elsevier's platform for search, analysis and research synthesis, and SciVerse Applications, tools that enhance the search and discovery experience, received awards for Best Multidiscipline Platform and for Best Innovation in ePublishing.

Elsevier's book publishing, encompassing print as well as online titles on SciVerse ScienceDirect, was also honored. Four Elsevier book titles won first place prizes in the following categories:

  • Clinical Medicine: Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician, by Joshua S. Broder, MD, FACEP.
  • Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences: Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein.
  • Multivolume Reference/Science: Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology, by Anthony P. Farrell.
  • Art Technique: Tradigital Blender: A CG Animator's Guide to Applying the Classic Principles, by Roland Hess.

Honorable mentions went to:

  • Clinical Medicine: Imaging Painful Spine Disorders, by Leo F. Czervionke MD and Douglas S. Fenton MD.
  • Economics: Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 4. Edited by Erik A. Hanushek, Stephen J. Machin, and Ludger Woessmann.

"It is an honor for Elsevier to be recognized by colleagues in the publishing, library, and medical industry for our meaningful developments towards the advancement of quality science, technology and medical information," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. "The PROSE Awards validate the excellence of our innovative technology platforms and book content and we are proud to be a valued contributor in the community."

Recipients of the 2011 PROSE Awards were announced at the Awards Luncheon on February 2, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  A full list of winners can be found at

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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