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Wiley-Blackwell
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Parent companyJohn Wiley & Sons
Founded1922; 98 years ago (1922)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationHoboken, New Jersey
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
Official websitewww.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell

Wiley-Blackwell is an international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons. It was formed by the merger of John Wiley & Sons Global Scientific, Technical, and Medical business with Blackwell Publishing in 2007.[1]

Wiley-Blackwell is now an imprint that publishes a diverse range of academic and professional fields, including biology, medicine, physical sciences, technology, social science, and the humanities.[2]

Blackwell Publishing history[edit]

Blackwell Publishing was formed by the 2001 merger of two Oxford-based academic publishing companies, Blackwell Science (founded 1939 as Blackwell Scientific Publishing) and Blackwell Publishers (founded 1922 as Basil Blackwell & Mott, Blackwell Publishers from 1926), which had their origins in the nineteenth century Blackwell's family bookshop and publishing business. The merger created the world's leading learned society publisher.[3] The group then acquired BMJ Books from the BMJ Publishing Group (publisher of the British Medical Journal) in 2004.[4] Blackwell published over 805 journals and 650 text and reference books in 2006, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional subjects.[citation needed]

On November 17, 2006, John Wiley & Sons announced it had "entered into a definitive agreement to acquire" Blackwell Publishing.[5] The acquisition was completed in February 2007, at a purchase price of £572 million. Blackwell Publishing was merged into Wiley's Global Scientific, Technical, and Medical business to create Wiley-Blackwell.[1] From June 30, 2008, the journals previously on Blackwell Synergy were delivered through Wiley InterScience.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b About Wiley-Blackwell. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  2. ^ "Wiley-Blackwell, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek". investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Poynder, Richard (September 2003). "Change Is Very Exciting". Information Today. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Dyer, Owen (2004). "BMJ Publishing Group sells its books department". British Medical Journal. 328 (7444): 854. doi:10.1136/bmj.328.7444.854-d. PMC 387509.
  5. ^ Wiley to Acquire Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., November 17, 2006

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