Rangelands Wins EXCEL Gold Award for Journal Featured Article

Allen Press, Inc. co-publishing client the Society for Range Management won the Gold EXCEL Award for a Journal Featured Article from Association Media & Publishing. The winning article, published in Rangelands, centers on initiatives and innovations driven by agro-pastoral women in Kenya being shared with and inspiring communities of women in Ethiopia.

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Kenyan woman showing Ethiopian women a new water storage system funded and implemented by a Kenyan women's group.

Layne Coppock and his colleagues eloquently capture this exciting example of agro-pastoral women within and across villages inspiring each other to develop new opportunities.

Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

Allen Press, Inc., is pleased to announce that co-publishing client the Society for Range Management has been awarded the Gold EXCEL Award for a Journal Featured Article. The winning article, “Cross-Border Interaction Spurs Innovation and Hope Among Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Women of Ethiopia and Kenya,” was authored by D. Layne Coppock, Seyoum Tezera, Solomon Desta, Mark Mutinda, Stellamaris Muthoka, Getachew Gebru, Abdillahi Aboud, and Azeb Yonas. The article was published in a special issue of Rangelands entitled, “Women as Change Agents in the World’s Rangelands.”

EXCEL Awards are given by Association Media & Publishing (AM&P), a professional organization serving the needs of association publishers, communications professionals, and the media they create. This year nearly 1,000 association publications were submitted and 196 awards were presented to 110 non-profit organizations for exemplary work in editorial quality, design, marketing, online publishing, mobile applications, digital editions, and electronic newsletter categories.

The winning article was submitted to the Featured Article category because of its unique approach to the study of rangeland science.

“Layne Coppock and his colleagues eloquently capture this exciting example of agro-pastoral women within and across villages inspiring each other to develop new opportunities,” Editor Lori Hidinger said. “The article captures the spirit of the special issue of Rangelands that Layne led on women as change agents in the world’s rangelands.”

“Congratulations to the authors and the editorial team of Rangelands,” said Peter Burns, publisher of the journal at Allen Press. “It’s an honor to work with researchers who are answering difficult questions about sustainability of the land and methods of improving human welfare.”

Awards recipients were recognized at the 34th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala on Monday in Tysons Corner, Va. The Gala was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of Association Media & Publishing.


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