Now Accepting Entries: 2023 PROSE Awards Entry Form

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2023 PROSE AWARDS

2023 Categories

Biological and Life Sciences
Biological Sciences
Biomedicine and Neuroscience (includes biochemistry and biophysics)
Clinical Medicine
Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry
Nursing & Allied Health Services
Biological and Life Sciences Reference Works
    eProduct
    Journal
    Single or Multivolume Reference
Biological and Life Sciences Textbook

Humanities
Art Exhibitions
Art History and Criticism
Biography and Autobiography
Biological Anthropology, Archeology and Ancient History
Classics
European History
Language and Linguistics
Literature
Media and Cultural Studies
Music and the Performing Arts
North American/U.S. History
Philosophy
Theology and Religious Studies
World History
Humanities Reference Works
    eProduct
    Journal
    Single or Multivolume Reference
Humanities Textbook

Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, and Cosmology
Computing and Information Sciences
Earth Science
Engineering and Technology
Environmental Science
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Popular Science and Popular Mathematics
Physical Sciences and Mathematics Reference Works
    eProduct
    Journal
Physical Sciences and Mathematics Textbook

Social Sciences
Architecture and Urban Planning
Business, Finance and Management
Cultural Anthropology and Sociology
Economics
Education Theory and Practice
Government and Politics
Legal Studies and Criminology
Psychology and Applied Social Work
Social Science Reference Works
    eProduct
    Journal
    Single or Multivolume Reference

Social Science Textbook

General Info

The PROSE Awards recognize publishers who produce books, nonfiction graphic novels, journals, digital products, and reference works of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study.

The online entry system will open on Monday, September 19, 2022 and will close at midnight on Friday, November 18, 2022. (See instructions for submitting entries below.)

The entry fee for the 2023 PROSE Awards is $105.00 per entry.

Two (2) electronic review copies required before payment. Judges may request hard copies during review. Winners will be required to provide physical copies to AAP.

A panel of judges with extensive expertise in the subject areas will review entries for overall excellence in professional and scholarly publishing.

Winners from each subject category will go on to compete in one of five areas of excellence:

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Physical Sciences & Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Reference Works

Types of entries

Books and Nonfiction Graphic Novels (print, eBooks, and audiobooks)

Must have a 2022 copyright. 

  • Entries must have a 2022 copyright. The year of first publication is not a substitute.
  • Books published in late 2021 with a 2022 copyright are eligible.
  • Multivolume titles with a 2022 copyright can be judged by individual volume or as a complete multivolume work.
  • Galleys and advance reader copies of books with a 2022 copyright may be submitted if the book will be published in 2022.
  • English language literary translations of important works (fiction, poetry, drama) are eligible if the translation has a 2022 copyright.

Books published with 2021 or 2023 copyright are not eligible this year.

New editions of books that are not substantially different in format and content are not eligible. New editions should include at least 50% new content or at least 10 years must have passed since the previous edition.

English language editions of textbooks or scholarly books first published in another language are not eligible. Exceptions may be made when the content substantially differs from the original edition. In such cases the submitting publisher must demonstrate clearly that the changes required significant editorial action on their part.

North American editions of English language books published under license from an unrelated publisher are not eligible. Exceptions may be made when the contents differ from the original edition. In such cases the submitting publisher must demonstrate clearly that the changes required significant editorial input on their part.

Journals

Journals (print and/or digital) must have launched in 2018 or later and have been published for a minimum of one calendar year before submitting for a “Best New Journal” PROSE award. 

Existing journals relaunched under a new title/publisher must be significantly expanded and/or refocused from their prior incarnation to be considered for “Best New Journal.”

Digital/eProducts

Digital/eProducts (including platforms and enhanced e-book formats) must have launched in 2022.

Click here for entry form guidelines, winner notifications, and FAQs.