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Elsevier’s “International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences” Wins PROSE Award

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International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavior Sciences

Winners of the 40th Annual PROSE Awards were announced at the annual Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Conference in Washington, DC on Friday. 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 edited by Dr. James D. Wright

Award for Excellence in Reference Works:

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Editor-in-Chief, Dr. James D. Wright

This 26 Volume, second edition offers a source of social and behavioral science reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Undergraduates, graduate students and researchers will gain a solid understanding in the interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences. The new edition is the ideal starting point to research and studies as entries are thorough and complete with references enabling users to push their research forward.

This second edition provides a full update to the original text published in 2001 and includes over 3,900 articles from over 7,000 international and authoritative contributors. It covers rapidly evolving subjects, including psychology, neurology, evolution, artificial intelligence, and human/computer interaction.

“…represents a grand…gesture of accomplishment, fulfilling the encyclopedic 20th-century ideal of an all-encompassing corpus of work. Summing Up: Recommended.”–CHOICE, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition

The Editor-in-Chief Dr. James D. Wright, discusses the Encyclopedia in the following articles:

A Note from IESBS Author James Wright

The “I” in IESBS

More Than Meets the “I”: Geographical Distribution of Authors

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James D. Wright is an author, educator, and the Provost’s Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida. Wright also serves as the Director of the UCF Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences and as honorary Editor-in-Chief of the journal Social Science Research. His previous editing experience also includes a twenty-year stint as editor of the Aldine de Gruyter book series Social Institutions and Social Change, two editions of the Handbook of Survey Research (Academic Press, 1983; Emerald Publishing, 2010), and service on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He is the author of 21 books and scholarly monographs on topics ranging from homelessness to research methods to NASCAR, and he has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, reviews, essays and polemics. Check out the Encyclopedia on ScienceDirect

Watch the interview of Dr. James D. Wright discussing the Encyclopedia:

Other Elsevier 2016 PROSE Award winners and honorable mentions Winners Include:

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, Anne Edwards and Roger Säljö

sleep healthBest 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

software xBiomedicine & 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

treatise on geophysicsMultivolume – 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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