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Three Thieme Clinical Textbooks Receive 2018 PROSE Awards

Thieme Publishers is pleased to announce three of its textbooks are being honoured with the prestigious 2018 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards). Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery by Robert F. Spetzler won first prize in the category Textbook/Clinical Medicine. Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base edited by Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen and Isam Alobid as well as Auricular Reconstruction by Francoise Firmin received honourable mentions in the same category. The PROSE Awards were presented on February 8, 2018 at a special luncheon ceremony during the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

'We are delighted three of our acclaimed clinical textbooks received this notable honour from the Association of American Publishers. In awarding first prize to Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery, the jury acknowledges the dedication to clinical excellence embodied in this definitive brain surgery atlas by world renowned neurosurgeon Robert F. Spetzler and esteemed co-authors. This honour also recognizes the clinical importance of the highly sophisticated brain slices and dissections created by Kaan Yagmurlu' said Fiona Henderson, International Marketing Director at Thieme Publishers.

'Bestowing honourable mentions on Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base as well as on Auricular Reconstruction signifies the jury’s recognition of the significant knowledge and pearls shared by renowned experts in surgery. The authors’ dedication and passion to furthering their colleagues clinical skills and improving patient outcomes is clearly evident to all who read these essential, visually rich textbooks,' said Sue Hodgson, Editorial Director at Thieme Publishers.

Honoured titles

First Prize: An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind atlas, Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery by Robert F. Spetzler and esteemed co-authors draws on decades of surgical experience by internationally renowned neurosurgeons who performed more than 1,000 surgeries on the brainstem, thalamus, basal ganglia, and surrounding areas. From cover to cover, the atlas provides technical guidance on approach selection, timing of surgery, and optimization of outcomes, elucidated by more than 1,700 stunning colour illustrations, dissections, clinical images, and line drawings.

Honourable Mention: Edited by world-renowned specialists Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen and Isam Alobid, Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base features 900 beautiful images delineating impacted anatomy. The textbook provides a thorough review of all endoscopic approaches to the nose and paranasal sinuses and through them, to the skull base. Throughout the guide, the esteemed authors share extensive knowledge and clinical pearls on complex anatomy and the potentially endangered vital structures in these regions.

Honourable Mention: Auricular Reconstruction by Francoise Firmin, an esteemed thought leader in auricular surgery, demonstrates how perseverance, artistry, and exacting surgical skills can meld together to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The richly illustrated tome includes 1,000 colour photographs and drawings, high quality operative and lecture videos, and extensive clinical pearls, delivering an essential resource for all surgeons who operate on the ear.

About the PROSE Awards

The annual PROSE Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 58 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.

Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery

Date posted:  Friday 9th February 2018

Cutting-Edge Concussion Journal

Thieme is pleased to announce the addition of an innovative concussion journal to its portfolio of expanding open access publications. Sports-related concussions are a major contributor to traumatic brain injuries, accounting for an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million injuries each year in the U.S. alone. “Current Research: Concussion provides an unparalleled opportunity to disseminate state-of-the-art research on a topic of great importance to everyone involved in sports, as well as medical practitioners and the general public”, says Daniel Schiff, MD, Senior Vice President, Thieme Publishers.

Since its launch in 2014, Current Research: Concussion has aimed to bridge the gap between concussion awareness and knowledge. Led by Editor-in-Chief Neilank K. Jha, MD, the editorial board is comprised of renowned experts on sports-related concussion, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and injury prevention. “Current Research: Concussion strives to provide a vehicle for researchers around the globe to share their work, and for practitioners to stay informed about the latest concussion management protocols. The ultimate objective is to make available robust clinical data for an evidence-based approach to concussion management”, states Dr. Jha. Therefore, a primary focus of the journal is the dissemination of large, multi-centered clinical trials targeted at determining the potential efficacy of concussion treatments and diagnostic tools.

Exciting new innovations are planned for the coming months and years, starting with the very first complete online publication. In the pipeline are articles on diagnostic and treatment advances as well as on changing concussion policies impacting the workplace and sports. Regular podcasts feature key members of the concussion community, providing new and expanded insights on articles published in every issue.

Current Research: Concussion joins a prestigious group of Thieme sports medicine journals, including International Journal of Sports Medicine, an acclaimed longstanding Thieme publication, as well as Sports Medicine International Open.

Relevant submission and publication information on Current Research: Concussion is available at Thieme Open ( The online platform provides a complete overview of the multiple open access publication options offered by the Thieme Group. All articles published in open access journals are freely available to readers via the Thieme Online Books & Journals Platform (


Reliability and Validity of a Mobile Device Application for Use in Sports-Related Concussion Balance Assessment: Curr Res Concussion 2017; 04(01): e1-e6 DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597914
Greetings from Editor-in-Chief: Curr Res Concussion 2017; 04(01): e7 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1602585

About the Editor-in-Chief

Neilank K. Jha, MD, is chairman of KONKUSSION, and a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Mackenzie Health Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Jha has published numerous articles, papers, and book chapters, and presented abstracts at scientific meetings in Canada and the U.S.

Date posted:  Wednesday 27th September 2017