Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing
Integration expands Elsevier's books portfolio
in key subject areas including materials science, engineering and food science
Integration expands Elsevier's books portfolio in key subject areas including materials science, engineering and food science
world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services, today announced it has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, an
award-winning, UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the
fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile
technology and biomedicine. The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing also
includes Chandos Publishing, which is known for its strong publishing
program in library information science and Asian studies.
"We are committed to improving research outcomes and researcher productivity," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science & Technology Books, Elsevier. "The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing helps us to achieve this objective. Woodhead's global publishing program is complementary to Elsevier's books portfolio and Martin Woodhead and his staff are as committed to content quality as we are."
"After 24 years of building Woodhead Publishing into the successful business it is today, the time has come for me to pass it on to a larger publisher who can capitalize on over 1,500 published titles, a strong forward program, and our electronic presence," said Martin Woodhead, Managing Director of Woodhead Publishing. "I am very proud that Elsevier, a publisher I much admire for the quality of its publishing and with whom we are a natural fit, will maintain the same high standards of our publishing and take it to a new level both in print and electronic markets."
Woodhead Publishing was recognized for international achievement at last year's Independent Publishing Awards, sponsored by the London Book Fair, being called "active and innovative in whatever country it targets."
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Based in Cambridge, England and established in 1989, Woodhead Publishing is an international publishing company publishing in the areas of food science, technology and nutrition; materials and engineering; textile technology; energy and environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment; and mathematics. Woodhead also owns the imprint Chandos Publishing, a leading library and information science publisher based in Witney, near Oxford.
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries. www.elsevier.com
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