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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING
BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD PROGRAM

**We are no longer accepting Submissions for the 2015 Book of the Year Awards. Please check back in early 2016!**


Since 1969, the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has published an annual list of the best in nursing publishing.  Listed in the January issue of the journal, the AJN Book of the Year program is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of its readers (nurses in clinical settings, faculty and researchers) as well as librarians in hospitals and universities. Increasingly, books about health or health care that are authored by non-nurses are submitted for consideration. Many readers, faculty, and libraries make book purchasing decisions based upon this award program. 

We've invited experts to serve as judges in 20 categories. They review all submissions for their categories, select up to three winners, and write reviews of these.

Authors also receive award certificates, and reference to the award may be used in promotional materials by publishers. The list of winners will appear in AJN's January 2016 issue.

Click here for a list of last year’s winners.

Submission Instructions

You will need to send a hard copy of each book being submitted to the appropriate judge. Contact Diane Szulecki (diane.szulecki@wolterskluwer.com) for the list of judges’ addresses. In the same package include a cover letter to the judge that includes a list of the books they should be receiving. 

In a separate package, include a hard copy of each book being submitted, a print out of the application form (
click here), a print out of the List of Entries, and payment, to:

Diane Szulecki
American Journal of Nursing
Wolters Kluwer Health
333 7th Avenue, 20th floor
New York, NY 10001

 

Please note that two judges (Adult Primary Care and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing) have requested their copies of the materials be sent to the address above. When submitting to those judges’ categories, please submit all materials as you normally would, treating the address above as the judge’s address. For example: if submitting one book to both the Adult Primary Care and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing categories, create one package containing one copy of the book, a print out of the application form, a print out of the List of Entries, and payment. Then create two separate packages, each containing a copy of the book and a cover letter written to the appropriate judge. Send all three packages to:


Diane Szulecki
American Journal of Nursing
Wolters Kluwer Health
333 7th Avenue, 20th floor
New York, NY 10001

 

List of Entries

Please email a list of entries (in Word or Excel format) to diane.szulecki@wolterskluwer.com with the following information for each book or electronic product submitted:

  1. Title as it should appear in publication.
  2. Authors/editors names as they should appear in publication. (please note whether they are authors or editors)
  3. Publisher name as it should appear in publication.
  4. Publish date of the book or electronic product.
  5. Category or categories the book or electronic product is being submitted to.

 

Electronic/Online Submissions

 

For electronic/online submissions, email the product, or a link to access the product, and List of Entries to diane.szulecki@wolterskluwer.com. In addition, mail a print out of the application form, a print out of the List of Entries, and check to the address above (you do not need to email the judges).

 

Categories

Click here for the list of categories.

 

Deadline

All entries must be postmarked no later than August 17, 2015. No exceptions.

 

Entry Fee

Entrants pay $40 per submission, or, if submitting five or more entries, $25 per submission.
If submitting a book or electronic product to more than one category, entrants must pay a submission fee for each category to which the product is submitted. Checks or money orders only.

 

Eligibility


The judges consider only books and electronic products published between August 1, 2014 and August 1, 2015. Books published outside of that time frame are ineligible.


Please contact Diane Szulecki for additional questions at 646-674-6602 or at
diane.szulecki@wolterskluwer.com.