American Scientist Wins Three Excel Awards

June 29, 2016

For Immediate Release

Jamie L. Vernon, Editor-in-Chief
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Excel Gold Award WinnerResearch Triangle Park, N.C. — Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society and its magazine, American Scientist, have received more recognition as a leader in publishing excellence. The Society won three awards for American Scientist  at Association Media & Publishing's 36th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala on June 27 in Washington, D.C. 

Sigma Xi and American Scientist  received a 2016 EXCEL Gold Award for Design Excellence in Journals, a Bronze Award for General Editor-in-Chief Jamie Vernon Holding AwardsExcellence in Journals, and a Bronze Award for Cover Design in Journals. 

"I am so proud of Sigma Xi's magazine and the service it provides to a vast array of researchers and people who love science the world over. That pride resides principally in the incredible productivity of the American Scientist  staff,” said John Nemeth, executive director and CEO of Sigma Xi.

The awards are given in bronze, silver, and gold tiers. They recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing, and communications. 

In all, Association Media & Publishing presented 226 awards in categories ranging from magazines to electronic books: 53 Gold Awards, 77 Silver Awards, and 96 Bronze Awards. A complete list of winners is available online. 

The EXCEL Awards have recognized American Scientist  for a number of years. Last year, the magazine won two Silver Awards.

July-August2016 American Scientist CoverSigma Xi has published American Scientist  since 1913. It contains articles about science, engineering, and technology written by researchers. It also contains a book review section. Members of the Society receive their choice of a print or digital subscription. The magazine is also sold at Barnes & Noble and on newsstands. 

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First picture: Sigma Xi and American Scientist  won a 2016 Gold Award for Design Excellence in Journals as well as two Bronze Awards. 

Second picture: American Scientist  Editor-in-Chief and Sigma Xi Director of Science Communications and Publications Jamie Vernon attended the gala to accept the awards. 

Third picture: The July–August 2016 issue of American Scientist  is now available. 

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety