AMSTERDAM, February 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it has won four major awards and six honorable mentions from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

Elsevier's BrainNavigator (, an online, interactive, 3D software tool developed in collaboration with the Allen Institute for Brain Science was named the winner of the PROSE Award ( in the eProduct/Best in Biological Life Sciences category. BrainNavigator maps brain images and anatomy, helping neuroscience researchers save time, improve the quality of their daily research and view the brain in new and enlightening ways.

Elsevier's success in both the e-product and book categories of the PROSE Awards demonstrates our ability to design and develop both print and electronic products that serve our customers' needs, said Jim Donohue, Managing Director Science Technology Books. Elsevier is proud to have received recognition from such a prestigious organization such as the Association of American Publishers. This highlights our continued efforts to disseminate world-class information.

Elsevier's Neuroeconomics: Decision Making in the Brain (, by Paul W. Glimcher, Colin Camerer, Russell Poldrack and Ernst Fehr, which is the first edited reference to examine the science behind neuroeconomics, including how it influences human behavior and societal decision making from a behavioral economics point of view, received the Award for Excellence in Social Sciences, as well as being the winner in the Economics category.

Receiving top honors in the Mathematics category was Elsevier's Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications (, by Robert Nisbet, John Elder and Gary Miner, which is a comprehensive professional handbook which guides one through all stages of data analysis, model building and implementation.

Elsevier also received six honorable mentions in different categories. In the Clinical Medicine category for Glaucoma (, by Tarek Shaarawy, Mark Sherwood, Roger Hitchings and Jonathan Crowston, and for Plastic Surgery (, by Bahman Guyuron, Elof Eriksson, John Persing, Kevin Chung, Joseph Disa, Arun Gosain, Brian Kenney and J. Peter Rubin; both titles being two-volume sets including DVD and enhanced online features.

In the Nursing Allied Health category for The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual (, by Joseph Muscolino, which uses unique richly detailed photographic illustrations of muscles, and AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing (, edited by Karen Carlson, which is a comprehensive critical care nursing textbook. Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Inland Waters ( ), by Gene Likens, also received an honorable mention in the Multivolume Reference/Science category; as did Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes (, by Walt Stanchfield in the Art Art History category.

The PROSE awards, which were presented on February 4, 2009, in Washington, DC were named by a panel of 16 judges representing PSP member companies such as Wiley-Blackwell and Harvard University Press, as well as representatives from major educational institutions and libraries such as University of Toronto and Columbia University. The PROSE Awards started in 1976 and annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content. This year's competition received 441 entries, more than ever before in the award competition's history. For full details of the awards, visit

About BrainNavigator

BrainNavigator is a collaboration between Elsevier and the Allen Institute for Brain Science, pairing Elsevier's vast neuroscience content with technology derived from Allen Institute's cutting-edge Brain Explorer(R) 3D software. Offering both free and subscription-based content, this dynamic new resource represents a promising step towards new discoveries in the advancement of brain research. All users are able to browse images and structures. Paid subscribers enjoy using high resolution images, adjustable virtual slicing, injection planning and having the ability to annotate and save their work and share it with their colleagues globally, among other features. Details regarding BrainNavigator's functionality can be found at

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher 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 ScienceDirect (, 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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