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Harcourt Journals and Books Win Recognition; In 2000/2001 Awards Program of Association of American Publishers.

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Two journals and three books published in 2000 by Academic Press and Harcourt Health Sciences have won recognition in the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (body, publication) Association of American Publishers - (AAP) A group engaged in standardisation efforts in document preparation.  2000/2001 Awards Program. Each year, the association presents awards honoring excellence and innovation in professional, scholarly and reference publishing -- print and electronic. Winners of the 2000/2001 awards were announced in Washington, D.C. on February 6, 2001, at the annual conference of the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

Dr. Robert Harington, life and biomedical sciences global publishing team leader with Academic Press, stated, "Congratulations go to all editors, authors and staff whose contributions have led to these awards. Superlative talent keeps Academic Press and Harcourt Health Sciences in the forefront of scholarly publishing. And, we salute the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers for sponsoring their annual awards program and thank them for their support of scientific, technical and medical publishing."

Two journals from Academic Press landed awards. "Best New PSP (PlayStation Portable) See PlayStation.  Journal, Science/Technology/Medicine" went to Epilepsy & Behavior, while Journal of Structural Biology Structural biology is a branch of molecular biology concerned with the study of the architecture and shape of biological macromolecules—proteins and nucleic acids in particular—and what causes them to have the structures they have.  earned the award "Best Single Issue of a Journal, Science/Technology/Medicine."

Launched in February 2000, Epilepsy & Behavior is an international journal uniquely devoted to rapid dissemination of the most current information available on behavioral aspects of seizures and epilepsy. Under the editorial leadership of Steven C. Schachter, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is a prestigious American medical school located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.  and medical director of the Office of Clinical Trials and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Both an international and regional referral center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It was formed out of the 1996 merger of Beth Israel Hospital (founded in 1916) and , in Boston, Massachusetts, this journal presents original peer-reviewed articles based on laboratory and clinical research. More information about Epilepsy & Behavior appears at

Journal of Structural Biology earned the "Best Single Issue" award for Volume 130, No. 2/3, published in June 2000, and focusing on amyloid amyloid /am·y·loid/ (am´i-loid)
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 and Creuzfeldt-Jacob, as well as for numerous other non-neurological diseases and for protein folding and misfolding studies.

More information about Journal of Structural Biology may be viewed at

Epilepsy & Behavior and Journal of Structural Biology are available on IDEAL(R), the pioneering online resource library for science, technology and medicine (STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscope) A microscope that can image down to the atomic level. An STM uses a piezoelectric tube with a tiny sharp tip at the end that is moved within nanometers of the object being sampled. ) researchers.

Two Academic Press books -- Brain Mapping: The Disorders, and Handbook of Medical Imaging -- received honorable mention in the awards. Comprehensive Rehabilitation Nursing, a Harcourt Health Sciences book, received the "Nursing & Allied Health" award.

Brain Mapping: The Disorders was edited by John C. Mazziotta and Arthur W. Toga of the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA comprises the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college), seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students, and that number is steadily rising. , along with Richard S.J. Frackowiak of the Institute of Neurology in London. Brain Mapping: The Disorders is the first comprehensive text to describe uses of the latest brain-mapping technologies in evaluation of neurological, neurosurgical and psychiatric disorders. Handbook of Medical Imaging, edited by Isaac Bankman of Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, mainly at Baltimore, Md. Johns Hopkins in 1867 had a group of his associates incorporated as the trustees of a university and a hospital, endowing each with $3.5 million. Daniel C.  in Baltimore, Maryland, is the first comprehensive compilation of concepts and techniques used to analyze and manipulate medical images after they have been generated or digitized.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Nursing was written by Jill B. Derstine of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Shirlee Drayton-Hargrove, Ph.D. of Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. This reference work presents basic concepts and emerging issues related to rehabilitation nursing practice, with a focus on the community setting and culturally competent care. Sally Schrefer, a vice president and publishing director with Harcourt Health Sciences, lauds Lauds is one of the two "major hours" in the Roman Catholic Liturgy of the Hours. It is to be recited in the early morning hours, preferably near dawn. Structure of the hour  this book as "a significant contribution to the field of rehabilitation nursing."

Information about Academic Press books is available at Details about Harcourt Health Sciences books may be accessed at

IDEAL, the International Digital Electronic Access Library, is licensed in 30 countries by more than 2,000 academic institutions and industrial and pharmaceutical companies and is accessible to over 10 million users worldwide.

IDEAL is the online library of the Harcourt Worldwide STM Group. Academic Press is a Harcourt Science and Technology Company and part of Harcourt's Worldwide Scientific, Technical and Medical Group. Academic Press is an international multiple-media publisher of high-quality journals, book serials, major reference works, databases, textbooks and monographs. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

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