Washington, D.C., April 12, 2022—The new Science journals website (www.science.org), which launched last September, has been honored among the Best Science Websites in the 26th Annual Webby Awards. Voting is open to the public through April 21 at: vote.webbyawards.com.
Being honored as a Webby Award finalist makes the site for the Science journals – which are published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – one of the five best websites in the world in its category, and among the top 12% of the over 14,000 sites entered this year.
Built by Atypon Design Studio in partnership with Science’s design team, the new site makes content more integrated, discoverable, and visually engaging than ever before. Readers who visit can be apprised of a wide range of critical science and policy issues at a glance, absorb new research from all six journals on a single page, find timely commentary and news front and center, and immerse themselves in award-winning visuals.
“It’s thrilling to know that in addition to giving our readers more productive and immersive experiences with cutting-edge content, we’re also setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the web,” said Holden Thorp, Science Journals Editor-in-Chief.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder & CEO—PRETTYBIRD; Colleen DeCourcy, President, Wieden+Kennedy; Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner—Backstage Capital; John Hanke, Founder & CEO – Niantic; Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator—1619, The New York Times; Renita Jablonski, Director of Audio—The Washington Post; Mikael Jørgensen, Founder & CEO—&Co; Swizz Beatz & Timbaland, Music Producers & Co-Founders—Verzuz; Vanessa Pappas, COO—TikTok; Daniel Reynolds, Vice President, Digital Media—Disney; Dara Treseder, SVP, Head of Global Marketing & Communications—Peloton; and Maya Watson, Head of Global Marketing—Clubhouse.
About the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfils its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For additional information about AAAS, visit www.aaas.org.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media and PR; Apps & Software, Social; Podcasts; Games and Virtual & Remote. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 14,300 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, Canva, Omidyar Network, YouGov, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, TheFutureParty and AIGA.