PRS, PSN earn national publishing awards

PSN staff
06/01/2013 at 2:00PM

ASPS publications continue to garner national recognition as publishing industry standouts with both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Plastic Surgery News receiving industry awards for overall excellence.
The editors of PRS were notified on May 1 that the journal had won the prestigious Gold Award for Best Peer-Reviewed Journal by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors' (ASHPE). ASHPE recognizes editorial excellence and achievement in health-care publishing in an annual competition that provides an opportunity for editors to measure their efforts against the very best offered by the health-care sector.

"This award is a high honor and stands as a testimony that PRS is indeed the best journal in the field - and one
of the very best in all medical publishing," says PRS Editor-in-Chief Rod Rohrich, MD. "I give special thanks
to the PRS editorial office - this team comprises a truly excellent, innovative and dynamic group that accomplishes the exceptional each day."

Plastic Surgery News, the Society's official news publication, was notified on May 1 that it had been awarded the EXCEL Silver Award for General Excellence: Newspapers from Association Media & Publishing - marking the eighth consecutive year that PSN has earned national recognition.

More than 900 association publications - including magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, electronic publications and websites - submitted entries into the 2013 EXCEL competition. According to the EXCEL announcement, PSN in 2013 "displayed superior quality and innovation."

"Having been awarded the Silver award from EXCEL one year after winning the Bronze award shows that the hard work put in by the PSN team has been recognized by industry professionals," says PSN Editor C. Scott Hultman, MD. "The PSN editorial team strives to provide readers with high quality reporting, writing and information they can use. This award is tangible proof that we continue to meet our overall goal."

For each competition, the publications were required to submit three consecutive issues to gauge quality and consistency for writing and design.