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AAG Publication Award

Deadline: June 30, yearly

The AAG Publication Award is conferred in recognition of exceptional and outstanding contributions to the discipline by publishers.

One AAG Publication Award may be recommended each year by the AAG Honors Committee, but the award is not necessarily given every year. Note that eligible recipients are publishers, not individual authors. The AAG Media Achievement Award and the AAG Publications Award are selected by the AAG Honors Committee

To make a nomination: Nominations are invited from: individual AAG members, specialty groups, affinity groups, departments, and other interested parties.  Please submit a letter nominating a publisher outlining the rationale for the recognition to Patricia Solis at psolis@aag.org with “AAG Publication Award” in the subject line to ensure that the message is properly and swiftly processed.  Digital nominations are preferred, and nomination materials that are emailed as a single attachment as an Adobe Acrobat pdf file are greatly appreciated.  Alternatively, nominations may be faxed to 202-234-2744 or mailed to AAG Honors, Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009-3198

Although letters of support are not required for a nomination, nomination dossiers may include co-signatures or up to 5 letters documenting the nominee publisher's contributions to and impact on geography as they relate to the purpose of the award.


AAG Publication Award Recipients

2012

Routledge, for its long-term commitment to geography and for its sustained efforts to enhance the quality and international reach of its journals and other publications

2011 

Pion, Ltd, in recognition and appreciation of more than four decades of support for geographical scholarship and publishing across the entire field of human geography, including GIScience.

2010
Victor H. Winston and Bellwether Publishing, for his many years of service as a rare combination of scholar and publisher and in recognition of more than 50 years of sustained publisher support for the discipline through production of outstanding geography journals.

2000
George F. Thompson, for an appreciation of the seminal themes in geography and for a strong and continuing commitment to the encouragement of creative scholarship on the American landscape.

1998
The University of Chicago Press for exceptional support of scholarship through its series on the history of cartography and consistent publication of high quality monographs and books for undergraduate and graduate students and research and teaching faculty.

1997
Rand McNally and Company of Chicago, Illinois, for Rand McNally’s long-term association with professional geography, as reflected in the production of quality maps, atlases, and globes, and in the company’s support for geographic education.