American Scientist Wins Four 2022 EXCEL Awards

June 27, 2022

For Immediate Release


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ― American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, has been recognized for its excellence and leadership in association publishing. For the second consecutive year, SIIA’s Association Media and Publishing (AM&P) presented the Society’s magazine with four EXCEL Awards during a live ceremony.

The awards competition, which is open to nonprofit and for-profit associations, presented 220 awards across 83 categories. Building upon its silver and three bronze awards in 2021, American Scientist took home four Silver Awards in 2022, including its first ever in a social media category. The four awards were:

  • JOURNALS: General Excellence

    • Silver Award

    • American Scientist July–August 2021, September–October 2021, and November–December 2021 issues

  • JOURNALS: Feature Article

    • Silver Award

    • "Enter the Axion," by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, May–June 2021 issue

  • JOURNALS: Design Excellence

    • Silver Award

    • American Scientist May–June 2021, July–August 2021, and September–October 2021 issues

  • PROMOTIONAL CONTENT: Social Media Feed

    • Silver Award

    • American Scientist Instagram Page

"The staff of American Scientist is proud to continue the magazine’s longstanding legacy of showcasing cutting-edge scientific research and helping the scientists behind it tell their own stories in an understandable, engaging way, with original and innovative graphics," said Fenella Saunders, editor-in-chief. "We greatly appreciate this honor from Association Media and Publishing and are especially gratified to have our social media work recognized in these awards, as we strive to reach audiences beyond traditional publication. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, for the award granted to her dark matter article, ‘Enter the Axion,’ which we were proud to feature in our pages.”

Sigma Xi has published American Scientist since 1913. Six issues per year showcase articles written by the world’s leading researchers, who share descriptions of their work and their perspectives on today’s leading issues in science, technology, engineering, and math. With a combination of clear writing and editing, beautiful photography, and innovative graphics, American Scientist contributes toward Sigma Xi's mission to "promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.” Sigma Xi is a multidisciplinary, international honor society for scientists and engineers. In addition to promoting the public understanding of science, Sigma Xi supports the health of the research enterprise and fosters integrity in research.

AM&P has recognized American Scientist with EXCEL Awards in the past, including 10 Gold Awards, 6 Silver Awards, and 10 Bronze Awards since 2016. See the full list of 2022 winners

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