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AAP Issues Call for Entries for 2019 PROSE Awards for Outstanding Scholarly Books, Journals and E-Products

The Association of American Publishers I AAP 2019 PROSE Awards, which recognize outstanding scholarly books, journals, and e-products, are open for entries through Nov. 9, 2018. The awards recognize the very best scholarly works published in 2018 in the arts, humanities, biological and physical sciences, reference and social sciences.

Since 1976, AAP’s PROSE Awards have recognized publishers who produce books, journals and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study.

For 2019, a panel of 18 judges will review entries for overall excellence in scholarly publishing in 47 subject categories. Winners from each subject category will go on to compete in one of five areas of excellence: Biological and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Reference Works and Social Sciences. These winners will then compete for the industry’s coveted R.R. Hawkins Award.

The 2019 categories include:

Award Categories in Humanities

Art Exhibitions, Art History and Criticism, Biography, Autobiography and Memoir, Archeology and Ancient History, Classics, World History, Language and Linguistics, Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, Music and the Performing Arts, Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher, Philosophy, Textbook/Humanities, Theology and Religious Studies, and  North American/U.S. History

Award Categories in Social Sciences:

Architecture and Urban Planning, Business, Finance and Management, Anthropology and Sociology, Economics, Education Practice, Education Theory, Government, Policy and Politics, Psychology, and Textbook/Social Sciences

Award Categories in Biological and Life Sciences:

Applied Social Work, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biomedicine and Neuroscience, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, Textbook/Biological, and Life Sciences

Award Categories in Physical Sciences and Mathematics:

Chemistry and Physics, Computing and Information Sciences, Cosmology and Astronomy, Earth Science, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Science, History of Science, Medicine and Technology, Mathematics, Popular Science and Popular Mathematics, and Textbook/Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Award Categories in Reference:

Single and Multivolume Reference/Humanities, Single and Multivolume Reference/Biological Science, Single and Multivolume Reference/Social Sciences, and Single and Multivolume Reference/Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Digital/E-Product Categories:

Best App, Best in Biological and Life Sciences, Best in Humanities, Best in Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Best in Social Sciences, and Best Multidiscipline Platform

Journals Categories:

Best New Journal in Humanities, Best New Journal in Social Sciences, Best New Journal in Biological & Life Sciences, Best New Journal in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, Innovation in Journal Publishing: Humanities & Social Sciences, Innovation in Journal Publishing: Science, Technology & Medicine, and Innovation in Journal Publishing: Interdisciplinary

Publishers who are members of AAP or Association of University Presses (AUP) are encouraged to submit their outstanding works published in 2018 for a PROSE Award. There is no maximum limit to submissions per publisher in any category. Finalist in each subject category will be announced in January 2019 and winners will be announced at the PROSE awards luncheon on Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington, DC.

For additional information about how to enter, click here.