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Publication edited by Professor Stefano Bertozzi wins PROSE award

Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 honored by the Association of American Publishers for extraordinary merit

This week, the Association of American Publishers unveiled the finalists and category winners for the 46th annual PROSE awards honoring scholarly works published in 2021.

Since 1976, the Association of American Publishers’ annual PROSE awards have recognized publishers who produce books, journals, reference works, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study each year. Entries are judged by peer publishing professionals, librarians, and medical professionals.

“This year’s PROSE Award entries overwhelmingly raised the bar in quality, content, and diversity, reflecting the profound expertise that goes into creating scholarly publications in every conceivable area of study,” commented Syreeta Swann, Chief Operating Officer, AAP.

Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR:C19), edited by Berkeley Public Health Professor of Health Policy and Management Stefano M. Bertozzi and published by MIT Press, was named the category winner in Innovations in Journal Publishing. An open-access overlay journal, Rapid Reviews seeks to accelerate peer review of COVID-19-related research and prevent the dissemination of false or misleading scientific news.

“The RR:C19 team is thrilled by this unexpected recognition from the Association of American Publishers,” said Bertozzi. “Not only will this raise the profile of RR:C19, but hopefully it will accelerate the types of innovation in scholarly publishing that our initiative represents.  Through our collaborations with,,,, and others we hope to drive changes that will make scholarly publishing better (more rigorous), faster, less expensive, and more inclusive.”

The 2022 PROSE category finalists and winners were selected by a panel of 24 judges from a pool of more than 560 entries. Category winners are eligible for the next level of PROSE honors—the Awards for Excellence, which will be announced in the coming weeks

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