The SB&F Prizes aim to encourage the reading, writing and publishing of quality science books. The Prizes began in 2005 by looking back on 40 years of outstanding science books and honoring six authors for their distinguished and lasting contribution to science literature. Beginning in 2006 and beyond, the Prizes honor recently published, individual books.
Books submitted for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books will be judged based on this set of criteria.
A judging panel made up of scientists, experts in the field of science literature, librarians, and AAAS staff assess the entries based on a set of criteria.