The American Society of Magazine Editors presented the 2007 National Magazine Award for General Excellence (under 100,000 circulation) to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the 42nd annual award ceremony in New York City on May 1.
The award "honors the effectiveness with which writing, reporting, editing, and design all come together to command readers' attention and fulfill the magazine's unique editorial mission."
In making the presentation, the judges said: "Six decades after its founding by a group of physicists, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists remains steadfast in its clarion call that the world has not yet tamed the nuclear beast. The Bulletin remains relevant today because of its persuasive insight into the range of causes for our eroding global security. Its iconic atomic Clock now ticks more urgently than ever."
The Bulletin was chosen from a field of five finalists that included I.D., Metropolis, Print, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. The magazine is produced every other month by a staff of five led by Mark Strauss, editor. The Bulletin also won a National Magazine Award for a single-topic issue in 1987.
The selection was based on three issues of the Bulletin produced in 2006: May/June, July/August, and September/October.