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Wiley-Blackwell is a learned society publisher based in Oxford, England. It is a division of U.S. company John Wiley & Sons. It was formed by the merger of John Wiley's Global Scientific, Technical, and Medical business with Blackwell Publishing, after Wiley took over Blackwell Publishing in 2007.[1]

The company is renowned for its Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series of books which applies philosophy and philosophica thought to works in popular culture such as music, video games and films.

Further to announcements in August 2009 that the Journal Content Management operations were to move from Chichester to the Singapore Office, the Collective Consultation Committee in the UK produced a detailed counter proposal for the company to consider. The substance of the counter proposal, received on 5 October 2009, was ratified by a vote of the affected group on Friday 2 October 2009. Wiley leadership has reportedly accepted some of the Consultation Committee’s suggestions. While no specifics are available publicly about the number of positions affected, the actual number of roles affected has been reduced, in part due to the revisions as well as colleague reassignments within the company.

On the 11 November it was announced at a company briefing that the Professional Division would be split and subsumed into other subject areas. It was further clarified that the current head of the Professional Division would move to Life Sciences. With journal production in the UK for Journal Production centred on its Edinburgh Office since 2005, many of these journals are to move to the Singapore Office allowing a further shift of Oxford-based journals to move to the Edinburgh Office. No indication has yet been given on the number of job redundancies that may be involved from the Oxford production office.

Blackwell Publishing history

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Blackwell Publishing was formed by the 2001 merger of two Oxford-based academic publishing companies, Blackwell Science and Blackwell Publishers, 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, partnered with 665 academic and professional societies. Blackwell published over 805 journals and 650 text and reference books in 2006, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional subjects, and had 990 staff members with offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Singapore and Japan.

The company identified its mission as an expert publisher as to create long-term partnerships with its clients that enhanced learning, disseminated research, and improved the quality of professional practice. Its online full-text service, called Blackwell Synergy, was launched by Blackwell Science in 1999.

On 17 November 2006, John Wiley & Sons announced it had "entered into a definitive agreement to acquire" Blackwell Publishing.[2] 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 30 June 2008, the journals previously on Blackwell Synergy are delivered through Wiley InterScience.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "About Wiley-Blackwell". John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  2. ^ "Wiley to Acquire Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd.", John Wiley & Sons, Inc., November 17, 2006
  3. ^ "Online content transition news". Wiley-Blackwell. June 16, 2008.

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd was a learned society publishing company based in Oxford, England. It was formed by the merger of two earlier Blackwell companies in 2001 and was taken over by John Wiley & Sons in 2007. Before the merger, Rene Olivieri was CEO of the company.Template:Fact

Blackwell Publishing was formed by the merger of two Oxford-based academic publishing companies, Blackwell Science and Blackwell Publishers, 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, partnered with 665 academic and professional societies. Blackwell published over 805 journals and 650 text and reference books in 2006, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional subjects, and had 990 staff members with offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Singapore and Japan.

The company identified its mission as an expert publisher as to create long-term partnerships with its clients that enhance learning, disseminate research, and improve the quality of professional practice. Its online full-text service, called Blackwell Synergy, was launched by Blackwell Science in 1999.

On 17 November 2006, John Wiley & Sons announced it had "entered into a definitive agreement to acquire" Blackwell Publishing.[1] 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.[2] From 30 June 2008, the journals previously on Blackwell Synergy are delivered through Wiley InterScience.[3]

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References

  1. "Wiley to Acquire Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd.", John Wiley & Sons, Inc., November 17, 2006
  2. "About Wiley-Blackwell". John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  3. "Online content transition news". Wiley-Blackwell. June 16, 2008.

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