Woodhead Publishing

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Woodhead Publishing
Parent company Elsevier
Founded 1989
Founder Martin Woodhead
Headquarters location Sawston, Cambridge
Publication types Books
Imprints Chandos Publishing, Horwood Publishing
Official website woodheadpublishing.com

Woodhead Publishing Limited was established in 1989 as an independent international publishing company of science and technical books. They are one of the fastest growing UK publishers, according to an analysis of nearly 800 companies in The Plimsoll Report.[citation needed]

In December 2008 Woodhead Publishing acquired the backlist, future titles and imprint of Chandos Publishing in Witney, Oxford, UK, comprising over 250 books in the fields of library and information management, knowledge management and Asian Studies.[1]

In 2011 they launched Woodhead Publishing Online,[2] a resource of scientific, technical and information trends, comprising over 800 e-books, containing 12,000 chapters. This resource is hosted by MetaPress, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc.

Woodhead Publishing publishes books in association with The Textile Institute, Cambridge International Science Publishing. They have previously published books in association with The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM³) and the European Federation of Corrosion.

Woodhead (and its imprint Chandos) was acquired by Elsevier in August 2013.[3]

Areas of publication[edit]

  • Food science, technology and nutrition
  • Materials engineering
  • Welding and metallurgy
  • Textile technology
  • Energy and environmental Technology
  • Finance, commodities and business studies
  • Mathematics
  • Biomedicine

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Nominations and Awards[edit]

In 2013, the company was announced as a contender for the Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year award[5] at this year’s Independent Publishing Awards. Judges stated that "Woodhead has built up an unrivalled knowledge of its niche subjects and customers."

In 2012, the company was awarded the London Book Fair International Achievement Award[6] by the Independent Publisher's Guild.

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