18 Jun 2008 00:01
Scholarly journal JAAPA wins for redesign and content
The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) has won three SNAP EXCEL awards in a prestigious competition for US association publishers.
The Journal, which Haymarket’s US arm publishes under contract to the
American Academy of Physician Assistants, competed with more than 1000
entries to gain two gold awards and one silver award.
JAAPA’s 2007 redesign earned it gold first place in the Most Improved category for scholarly journals.
Judges praised the Journal’s redesign for its content, graphics and
a “beautiful” new logo. “Exceptionally nice was the consideration of
‘pacing’ of content and sandwiching lesser-read between more popular
elements to encourage reading cover-to-cover,” they said.
JAAPA also dominated in the Peer-Reviewed Article category for scholarly journals, winning both gold and silver.
‘Pandemic influenza: A brief history and primer’, published in January 2007, earned JAAPA
first place in the category. ‘High-altitude illnesses: From the limited
to the potentially lethal’, from the same month, was in second place.
It is the policy of the award organisers, the Society of National
Association Publications (SNAP), to give awards that recognise “the
exemplary work of association publishers” rather than individual
authorship. ‘Pandemic influenza’ won not only for the quality of the
writing, but also for the team effort represented by the story’s
organisation, lay-out and visuals.
The awards were SNAP’s 28th and were held at the Capital Hilton hotel in Washington, DC, on June 10.