Lippincott Williams & Wilkins journals win 17 Apex awards for excellence in publishing

    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is pleased to announce that 11 LWW published journals have won 17 highly regarded awards in the 24th annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. Notable achievements were awarded to LWW-published journals, Emergency Medicine News taking home for the third consecutive year the Grand Award for Excellence, which recognizes outstanding work in the category of Magapapers & Newspapers; and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which won in the multimedia category for its journal iPad app edition and website.

    APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Grand Awards honor the outstanding works in each main category, while Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional entries in each of the individual subcategories. Of the more than 3,400 entries in the competition, just 100 Grand Award Winners were selected.

    “Each year, the APEX awards underscore the significant contributions LWW-published journals continue to make across our core medical, nursing and healthcare specialties,” said Karen Abramson, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research. “Congratulations to all the honored editorial and publishing teams for their commitment to publishing excellence. I’d like to also acknowledge the outstanding achievement of the Emergency Medicine News team for winning the Apex Grand Prize for the third consecutive year, and the exciting digital win forPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s iPad app edition.”

    The 17 awards for LWW-published journals include:

    —     AJN: American Journal of Nursing

    • Award of Excellence – Cover Design and Illustration; November 2011 issue
    • Award of Excellence – Blog Writing; “Off the Chart

    —     Emergency Medicine News

    • Grand Award – Magapapers & Newspapers, For Profit; September 2011 issue
    • Award of Excellence – Editorial and Advocacy Writing, “Raiders of the Lost Admit”; August 2011 issue

    —     Hearing Journal, The

    • Award of Excellence – Cover Design and Illustration; November 2011 issue

    —     Nephrology Times

    • Award of Excellence – Magapapers & Newspaper Writing; January 2011 issue

    —     Neurology Today, the official publication of the American Academy of Neurology

    • Award of Excellence – News Writing, “For Medicaid Patients Only, Particularly Children, the Neurologist Might Not Be In”; July 21, 2011 issue
    • Award of Excellence – One-of-a Kind-Custom-Published Publications, January 19, 2012 issue

    —     Nursing made Incredibly Easy!

    • Award of Excellence – Print, Over 32 Pages; January 19, 2012 issue

    —     Nursing Management

    • Award of Excellence – Special Purpose Writing, “2012 Guide to Patient Safety”; December 2011 issue

    —     The Nurse Practitioner

    • Award of Excellence – Magazine and Journal Writing; September 2011 issue

    —      Oncology Times

    • Award of Excellence – Websites, “”
    • Award of Excellence – Blogs, “Practice Matters”
    • Award of Excellence – Regular Departments and Columns, “Musings of a Cancer Doctor”

    —      OR Nurse 2011

    • Award of Excellence – Health & Medical Writing, “Remembering 9-11”; September 2011 issue

    —      Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the official publication of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

    • Award of Excellence – Websites, “”
    • Award of Excellence – Multimedia Applications, iPad app

    The Apex Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition is open to communicators in corporate, nonprofit and independent settings. Sponsored by the Editors of Writer’s Web Watch, an e-newsletter on print, Web, electronic and social media, and the Writing That Works Archives, a resource for business communicators, the APEX Awards program has been recognizing publishing excellence since 1988.