STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that six of its works have been included in the 2012 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles List.
Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, published by the American Library Association, is a source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year in January, Choice publishes a selective list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. The list includes about ten percent of the 7,000 works reviewed in Choice and is based on criteria such as overall excellence in presentation and scholarship; importance relative to other literature in the field; distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form; originality or uniqueness of treatment; and value to undergraduate students.
The Elsevier titles included in the Outstanding Academic Titles list for 2012 are: Distributed and Cloud Computing by Kai Hwang, Jack Dongarra, Geoffrey Fox; Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Three-Volume Set, by B. Bradford Brown, Mitchell Prinstein; Encyclopedia of Creativity by Mark Runco, Steven Pritzker; Inspec: Engineering Village, an abstracting and indexing database for physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, mechanical, production and manufacturing information; Netter's Neurology by H. Royden Jones, Jayashri Srinivasan, Gregory Allam, Richard Baker, Lahey Clinic, Inc; and The Copenhagen Diagnosis by Ian Allison et al.