The Association of American Publishers gave JHU Press reasons to celebrate in February with the announcement of four prestigious Professional/Scholarly Publishing Awards. Books that won in their categories are Kurt Schlichting's Grand Central Terminal, in architecture; Alan Stahl's Zecca, in economics; and Denis Cosgrove's Apollo's Eye, in geography and Earth sciences. The AAP also selected The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal as the year's best new journal in the social sciences.
"In the publishing industry," notes Press director Jim Jordan, "that's like winning four Oscars or Emmys."
In addition, three honorable mentions were awarded to Press projects: the journal Callaloo, in the best single issue category for its issue on the Confederate flag debate; Karen Buhler-Wilkerson's No Place Like Home, in the nursing and allied health category; and Anne Schutte's Aspiring Saints, in philosophy and religion.
With four top awards and three honorable mentions, Hopkins was second overall in the total number of awards earned, with presses ranked as follows: Oxford, six awards, six honorable mentions; Johns Hopkins, four awards, three honorable mentions; Wiley, four awards, one honorable mention; Cambridge, three awards; Princeton, three awards, four honorable mentions; Chicago, two awards; MIT, two awards; McGraw Hill, two awards, one honorable mention; Yale, one award, one honorable mention; Cornell and Harvard, one honorable mention each.
In 2001, JHU Press received the AAP's prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award for best scholarly book of the year for The Bees of the World, by Charles Michener. Synapses, edited by W. Maxwell Cowan and with a contribution by Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, won last year's single volume reference award in the science category.