Maney Publishing was formed in 1997, from a specialist typesetting and printing company, W.S. Maney & Son Ltd, which had been founded in Leeds in 1900. Maney's transition from printing to publishing was based on a series of long-standing relationships with learned societies and academic bodies. The oldest such partner is the English Goethe Society, with which Maney has worked since 1947. Newly joined organisations with publishing agreements in the 21st century include the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, for whom Maney has published journals and books since 2001.