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TAA Council Awards Restructured for 2020

Council Awards are established by TAA’s governing body and administered by the Council of Fellows and Awards Committee (referred to as the ‘Awards Committee’ for short). Beginning in 2019, the Awards Committee undertook an effort to rethink most of the awards, to develop clearer distinctions among them, and to rewrite the criteria used for determining winners. Council Awards are intended to recognize individual achievements in writing or in service to TAA or fellow authors. Unlike the Textbook Award program, they do not aim to judge the quality of a single work, but rather to recognize the accomplishments of authors and industry professionals, in different stages and aspects of their careers.

If, in the Awards Committee’s judgment, no suitable candidate emerges for a given award, we do not confer the award that year. Nominations are welcomed from the membership – the deadline for this year is February 28, 2020.

To nominate yourself or another member of the academic publishing community for an award, please complete a nomination form, accessible from the Council Awards page, and email to using the subject header “TAA Awards nomination”. Please see the specific Awards Criteria for each award for additional documentation needed.

If you have any questions, contact me at or (973) 943-0501.