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February 08, 2011

Wiley Wins Seventeen Honours at 2010 PROSE Awards


Hoboken, NJ, February 8th, 2011John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb) has been honored with 17 prizes at the PROSE Awards ceremony in Washington DC, hosted by the Association of American Publishers.

Prizes were awarded to fifteen Wiley titles in subject areas ranging from economics to biomedicine  while Wiley’s new online service, Wiley Online Library, received the eProduct/Best Multidiscipline Platform Award.

The ceremony also recognized Life in the World’s Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance by Alasdair McIntyre with two awards, the Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics; and Earth Sciences.

“Life in the World's Oceans was edited by the late Alasdair McIntyre, one of the world’s most respected marine and fisheries biologists,” said Nigel Balmforth, Senior Publisher, Life Science Journals, Wiley-Blackwell. “I am delighted that the PROSE awards have honored this truly landmark title, a fitting tribute to Alasdair's immense contribution to the subject.”

The Education Award was given to two Jossey-Bass titles, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation by Patricia Benner, Molly Sutphen, Victoria Leonard, & Lisa Day; and Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency by Molly Cooke, David M. Irby, & Bridget C. O’Brien.

“I am delighted that judges have bestowed this recognition on these two books which are from our long-running and highly valued partnership with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,” said Debra Hunter, President, Jossey-Bass.

Four other major awards were received by Wiley titles: An Anthropology of Biomedicine, Targeting Protein for Kinases for Cancer Therapy; One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy; Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions; and Bias and Causation: Models and Judgment for Valid Comparisons.

A further 7 titles won Honorable Mentions in their categories: Silver in Organic Chemistry; Jimmy Stewart is Dead; Mobile Intelligence; A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts; The Handbook of Life-Span Development; In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence; and 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior.

For more information on Wiley Online Library, one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources, covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities, visit wileyonlinelibrary.com.

The 2010 PROSE Awards received a record-breaking 491 entries – more than ever before in its 35-year history – from more than 60 professional and scholarly publishers across the United States. 

Video highlights from the award ceremony will be available on http://www.proseawards.com/news.html.

About AAP
The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry.  AAP’s more than 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies.  AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets, scholarly journals, computer software, and electronic products and services.  The protection of intellectual property rights in all media, the defense of the freedom to read and the freedom to publish at home and abroad, and the promotion of reading and literacy are among the Association’s highest priorities.

About Wiley
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 400 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.

Wiley’s core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly (STMS) journals, encyclopedias, books and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, N.J., with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The company's Web site can be accessed at www.wiley.com. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.