June 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
Jamie L. Vernon, Editor-in-Chief
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Research 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 Excellence 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.
Sigma 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.
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.