May 28, 2022

Scholarly Publishing: Association of American Publishers Announces Finalists For 2020 PROSE Awards

From the AAP:

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today unveiled finalists for the 2020 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Awards honoring scholarly works published in 2019, comprising a total of 157 finalists across 49 subject categories.


In announcing the finalists, AAP commends the panel of 19 judges who reviewed more than 630 entries in this year’s competition, ultimately discovering works that speak to the breadth, depth, and criticality of scholarly publishing.

In the next few weeks, AAP will further refine the field by announcing a Subject Category Winner from among the finalists in each of the 49 categories. Subject Category Winners will go on to compete for one of five awards:

  • The 2019 PROSE Award for Excellence in Biological and Life Sciences
  • The 2019 PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities
  • The 2019 PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • The 2019 PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works
  • The 2019 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences

One of these five Excellence Winners will receive the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award, the top prize of the annual PROSE competition, which will be named this month. The R.R. Hawkins Award winner will be further celebrated at AAP’s annual Professional and Scholarly Publishers (PSP) forum in Washington, DC, taking place this year on June 23rd.

The R.R. Hawkins Award is named for the long-time New York Public Library executive and author whose dedication and passion for professional and scholarly works significantly contributed to the acceptance of American science and scholarship across the globe. The 2019 R.R. Hawkins Award recipient was Oxford University Press for University of Pennsylvania scholar Kathleen Jamieson Hall’s Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President.

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