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Elsevier Wins the Oscar of Scholarly Publishing for Alan Turing: His Work and Impact

By: , Posted on: February 6, 2014

APA_LOGOToday, Elsevier took home the top PROSE Award, the R.R. Hawkins Award, for Alan Turing: His Work and Impact at the Association of American Publishers’ Professional and Scholarly Publishing annual conference in Washington, DC.  Alan Turing: His Work and Impact was edited by Dr. S. Barry Cooper and Dr. Jan van Leeuwen.

Six books and one journal published by Elsevier received a total of ten awards at the PROSE Awards Ceremony today. To watch the Webcast, click here.

Receiving the Hawkins Award is like winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards. It recognizes outstanding scholarly works in honor of Reginald Hawkins, who was dedicated and passionate about scholarly publishing and technology. This year, for the first time, the Hawkins Award authors also receive a cash prize of $10,000.

“The breadth of Turing’s interests is astonishing,” stated Myer Kutz of Myer Kutz Associates and a Mathematics Judge for PROSE in the official announcement made yesterday. “The products of this unique mind are made accessible to both specialists and general readers by this touching and learned book – a fitting recipient of 2013 R.R. Hawkins Award.”

Alan TuringAlan Turing: His Work and Impact brings insight into the context and significance of Alan Turing’s impact on mathematics, computing, computer science, informatics, morphogenesis, philosophy and the greater scientific world. It also includes the most significant original works from the four-volume set of The Collected Works of A. M. Turing, as well as some of his previously unpublished content and images.

“Alan Turing is considered the founder of computer science, having developed in 1936 the ‘Turing Machine,’ which became the foundation for the modern computer. With that in mind, the book was published to show the value and impact that Turing’s work has even today,” commented Laura Colantoni, Vice President of Publishing for Science & Technology Books at Elsevier.

To learn more about Alan Turing: His Work and Impact, check out a June 2013 article on Elsevier Connect, New book spotlights Alan Turing, WWII code-breaker and ‘father of computer science.’

PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, academics and medical professionals. This year’s competition attracted 535 entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 40 categories; this represents the sixth consecutive year of record-breaking entries.

The full list of awards received by Elsevier is:

Alan Turing: His Work and Impact by S. Barry Cooper and Jan van Leeuwen

  • R.R. Hawkins Award
  • Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics
  • Mathematics

Epigenetic Regulation in the Nervous System: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Impact by David Sweatt, Michael Meaney, Eric Nestler and Schahram Akbarian

  • Best in Reference Works
  • Single Volume Reference/Science

Fukushima Accident: Radioactivity Impact on the Environment by Pavel Povinec, Katsumi Hirose and Michio Aoyama (featured in a previous press release)

  • Environmental Science

Encyclopedia of Sleep by Clete Kushida

  • Multivolume Reference/Science

Handbook of Systems Biology by Marian Walhout, Marc Vidal and Job Dekker

  • Single Volume Reference/Science – Honorable Mention

Encyclopedia of the Alkaline Earth Compounds by Richard Ropp

  • Chemistry & Physics – Honorable Mention

Global Food Security

  • Best New Journal/STM – Honorable Mention

The books and journal are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than nearly 2,200 peer-reviewed journals, almost 900 serials and 25,000 book titles.

PROSE Award Winners

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