The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) is preparing for their 40th anniversary.

The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are known for their breadth and depth.

The 2016 PROSE Awards will feature new categories, welcome new judges and debut two new short films at its awards luncheon ceremony on February 4, 2016.

The winner of the R.R. Hawkins Award, the top PROSE prize, will take home $10,000. PROSE accepts entries from all AAP and AAUP members. The call for entries and entry form will be available here when the submissions period opens on September 8, 2015. The entry deadline is Monday, November 2, 2015.

Prior winners have included Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) (John Wiley & Sons), Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Yale University Press), and many more.

Melody K. Smith

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