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Elsevier’s Leadership in eProducts Demonstrated at the 2009 PROSE Awards

February 15, 2010

AMSTERDAM, February 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– Company Wins Four Awards and six Honorable Mentions in eProduct
Category and Books in Social Sciences, Economics and Mathematics

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 (http://www.brainnav.com), an online,
interactive, 3D software tool developed in collaboration with the Allen
Institute for Brain Science was named the winner of the PROSE Award
(http://www.proseawards.com) 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 (
http://www.elsevier.com/inca/715428), 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 (
http://www.elsevier.com/inca/717661), 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 (
http://www.elsevier.com/inca/717299), by Tarek Shaarawy, Mark Sherwood, Roger
Hitchings
and Jonathan Crowston, and for Plastic Surgery (
http://www.elsevier.com/inca/715160), 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 (http://www.elsevier.com/inca/716612), by Joseph Muscolino, which uses
unique richly detailed photographic illustrations of muscles, and AACN
Advanced Critical Care Nursing (http://www.elsevier.com/inca/710892), edited
by Karen Carlson, which is a comprehensive critical care nursing textbook.
Elsevier’s Encyclopedia of Inland Waters (http://www.elsevier.com/inca/719049
), 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 (http://www.elsevier.com/inca/717679), 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 http://www.proseawards.com

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
http://www.brainnav.com/info.

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 (http://www.thelancet.com) and Cell
(http://www.cell.com), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (http://www.scopus.com),
Reaxys (http://www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com) and
Nursing Consult (http://www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the
productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite
(http://www.scival.com) and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review (http://www.medai.com),
which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more
cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
http://www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (http://www.reedelsevier.com), 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).

    Anna Hogrebe
    Elsevier
    +31-20-485-3269
    newsroom@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier


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