Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R) Wins 2011 APEX Award

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Prestigious Award Recognizes 'Overall Communications Effectiveness and Excellence'

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Winning the APEX Award demonstrates our journal's commitment to producing the highest-quality electronic access to the critically important research papers in plastic surgery.

The editors and publisher of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), are pleased to announce that their journal has received an APEX 2011 Award for Publication Excellence Competition. The annual APEX Awards are sponsored by the editors of Writing That Works, a report for communicators who write, edit and manage business publications.

The APEX Award was given in the "Home Pages" category, recognizing the high-quality design and editorial content of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® website. The award is the second for the journal, which received an APEX 2009 Award in the category of Print Magazines and Journals.

APEX Award Reflects High Quality and Value of Online Edition

"We're pleased and honored to receive this prestigious award for the second time in three years," comments Rod J. Rohrich, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. "It is a fitting recognition of our publishing team's hard work and dedication to making our journal the one consistently excellent resource for our specialty."

Accessed at, the journal home page serves as the entry point for a wealth of indispensible content for plastic surgeons and other professionals with an interest in the field. In addition to providing subscribers to full access to each monthly issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the home page provides links to a wealth of valuable information, including collections on topics of special interest, educational videos and podcasts, and blogs.

Another recently added feature is open access to selected premium content and important articles. The goal is to provide the world plastic surgery community with broad-ranging, in-depth content that will enhance their professional development and clinical skills—and thus their ability to provide the highest-quality care for patients undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery.

"Winning the APEX Award demonstrates our journal's commitment to producing the highest-quality electronic access to the critically important research papers in plastic surgery," Dr Rohrich adds.

About Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®
For more than 60 years, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® brings subscribers up-to-the-minute reports on the latest techniques and follow-up for all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction, experimental studies, maxillofacial reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, burn repair, and cosmetic surgery, as well as news on medico-legal issues.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Rod J. Rohrich serves as Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. He holds the UT Southwestern Medical Center Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery as well as the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rohrich is a graduate of the Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, with residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He has served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has been repeatedly selected by his peers as one of America's best doctors. Dr. Rohrich has twice received the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Distinguished Service Award, one of his profession's highest honors which recognizes his contributions to education in his field. He is a native of North Dakota. He practices plastic surgery in Dallas, Texas, where he lives with wife Diane Gibby, also a plastic surgeon, and their two children.

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