Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of 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 the latter in 2007.[1]

Wiley-Blackwell publishes in a diverse range of academic and professional fields, including biology, medicine, physical sciences, technology, social science, and the humanities.[2] As a learned society publisher, it partners with around 750 societies and associations. The company publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 1,500 new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works, and laboratory protocols. The online versions are in the Wiley Online Library, which replaced the previous website, Wiley InterScience, in August 2010.

Wiley-Blackwell is based in Hoboken, New Jersey (United States) and has offices in Boston and international locations including Oxford, Chichester, Berlin, Singapore, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Beijing.

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Parent companyJohn Wiley & Sons
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationHoboken, New Jersey
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
Official websitewww.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell

Blackwell Publishing history

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.

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.

See also

  • List of journals published by Wiley-Blackwell


  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. ^ "Change Is Very Exciting". Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Dyer, Owen (2004). "BMJ Publishing Group sells its books department". British Medical Journal. 328: 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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American Anthropologist

American Anthropologist is the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), published quarterly by Wiley. The "New Series" began in 1899 under an editorial board that included Franz Boas, Daniel G. Brinton, and John Wesley Powell. The current editor-in-chief is Deborah A. Thomas (University of Pennsylvania).The journal publishes research articles from all four subfields of anthropology as well as book reviews and obituaries, and includes sections on Public Anthropologies, Multimodal Anthropologies, and World Anthropologies. The journal also maintains a website with essays, virtual issues, teaching resources, and supplementary material for print articles.


Econometrica is a peer-reviewed academic journal of economics, publishing articles in many areas of economics, especially econometrics. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Econometric Society. The current editor-in-chief is Joel Sobel.

Econometrica was established in 1933. Its first editor was Ragnar Frisch, recipient of the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969, who served as an editor from 1933 to 1954. Although Econometrica is currently published entirely in English, the first few issues also contained scientific articles written in French.

The Econometric Society aims to attract high-quality applied work in economics for publication in Econometrica through the Frisch Medal. This prize is awarded every two years for an empirical or theoretical applied article published in Econometrica during the past five years.

European Journal of Philosophy

The European Journal of Philosophy is a peer-reviewed academic journal of philosophy published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell. It was established by Mark Sacks in 1993 and the current editor-in-chief is Joseph K. Schear.

Evolution (journal)

Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, is a monthly scientific journal that publishes significant new results of empirical or theoretical investigations concerning facts, processes, mechanics, or concepts of evolutionary phenomena and events. Evolution is published by the Society for the Study of Evolution. Its editor-in-chief is Mohamed A. F. Noor.

Family Relations (journal)

Family Relations is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the National Council on Family Relations. It covers applied research on family studies and social work. The journal was established in 1952 as The Coordinator, renamed The Family Life Coordinator in 1960, and renamed again in 1970 to The Family Coordinator before obtaining its current title in 1980.

Geographical Analysis (journal)

Geographical Analysis is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Department of Geography (Ohio State University). It was established in 1969 and the current editor-in-chief is Rachel S. Franklin. The journal covers geographical theory, model building, and quantitative methods.

These topics together are frequently referred to as geospatial analysis.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 1.905.

History (journal)

History is a peer-reviewed academic journal published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Historical Association. It was established in 1916 and publishes original articles, book reviews, and archive pieces in all areas of historical scholarship. The journal is abstracted and indexed by Scopus.

Ibis (journal)

Ibis (formerly The Ibis), subtitled the International Journal of Avian Science, is the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the British Ornithologists' Union. It was established in 1859. Topics covered include ecology, conservation, behaviour, palaeontology, and taxonomy of birds. The editor-in-chief is Paul F. Donald (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). The journal is published by Wiley-Blackwell in print and online. It is available free on the internet for institutions in the developing world through the OARE scheme (Online Access to Research in the Environment).


Noûs is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal on philosophy published by Wiley-Blackwell. It was established in 1967 by Hector-Neri Castañeda and is currently edited by Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University). The journal is accompanied by two annual supplements, Philosophical Issues and Philosophical Perspectives.

Oceania (journal)

Oceania is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal that was established in 1930. It covers social and cultural anthropology of the peoples of Oceania, including Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Southeast Asia. The journal publishes research papers as well as review articles, correspondence, and shorter comments.

Occasionally, a special issue is devoted to a single topic, comprising thematically connected collections of papers prepared by a guest editor.

The journal is published by Wiley-Blackwell and the editors-in-chief are Jadran Mimica (University of Sydney) and Nancy Williams (University of Queensland). Past editors include Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Adolphus Peter Elkin and Raymond Firth.

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly

The Pacific Philosophical Quarterly is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of philosophy published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the School of Philosophy (University of Southern California) and is edited by the faculty there. The journal covers all major areas of philosophy in the analytic tradition, sometimes as special issues aimed at a particular topic.

Palaeontology (journal)

Palaeontology is one of the two scientific journals of the Palaeontological Association (the other being Papers in Palaeontology). It was established in 1957 and is published on behalf of the Association by Wiley-Blackwell. The editor-in-chief is Andrew Smith (Natural History Museum, London). Palaeontology publishes articles on a range of palaeontological topics, including taphonomy, functional morphology, systematics, palaeo-environmental reconstruction and biostratigraphy. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 3.730, ranking it 1st out of 55 journals in the category "Paleontology".

The Economic History Review

The Economic History Review is a peer-reviewed history journal published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Economic History Society. It was established in 1927 by Eileen Power and is currently edited by Sara Horrell, Jaime Reis and Patrick Wallis. Its first editors were E. Lipson and R. H. Tawney and other previous editors include M. M. Postan, H. J. Habbakuk, Max Hartwell (1960–68), Christopher Dyer, Nicholas Crafts, John Hatcher, Richard Smith, Jane Humphries, Steve Hindle and Phillipp Schofield.

The Geographical Journal

The Geographical Journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). It publishes papers covering research on all aspects of geography. It also publishes shorter Commentary papers and Review Essays. Since 2001, The Geographical Journal has been published in collaboration with Wiley-Blackwell. The journal was established in 1831 as the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Prior to 2000, The Geographical Journal published society news alongside articles and it continues to publish the proceedings of the society's annual general meeting and presidential address in the September issue.

The Journal of Finance

The Journal of Finance is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Finance Association. It was established in 1946. The editor-in-chief is Stefan Nagel. It is considered to be one of the premier finance journals. According to the Journal Citation Reports, it had a 2015 impact factor of 5.290, ranking it first out of 94 journals in the category "Business/Finance" and 4th out of 345 in the category "Economics". It is listed as one of the 50 journals used by the Financial Times to compile its business-school research ranks and Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 20 Journals.

The Journal of Popular Culture

The Journal of Popular Culture (JPC) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes academic essays on all aspects of popular or mass culture. It is published six times a year, printed by Wiley-Blackwell. The editor is Ann E. Larabee.

The JPC is the official publication of the Popular Culture Association. The organization holds national conference annually, usually within the continental United States, with the American Culture Association. There are also several regional conferences held annually.

The Journal of Popular Culture began publication in 1967. At the time it was located at Bowling Green State University and edited by Ray B. Browne. It later became headquartered at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

The Modern Language Journal

The Modern Language Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. It covers research and discussion about the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages.Types of articles published include documented essays, research studies using quantitative/qualitative methodologies, response articles, and editorials that challenge paradigms of language learning and teaching. The journal has a News & Notes of the Profession section offering a calendar of events, professional announcements, initiatives, and concerns. The journal also provides a list of relevant articles in other professional journals, and reviews of scholarly books, monographs, and computer software. An annual survey of doctoral degrees granted in foreign languages, literatures, cultures, linguistics, and foreign language education in the United States is available on the journal's website.

Since 2007, the journal issues a fifth issue in addition to the regular four issues published every year. This additional issue is a focus issue or a monograph in alternating years.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 1.745.

The Russian Review

The Russian Review is a major independent peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary academic journal devoted to the history, literature, culture, fine arts, cinema, society, and politics of the Russian Federation, former Soviet Union and former Russian Empire. The journal was established in 1941 and is published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell for the Contact Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas. The current editor is Dr. Eve Levin, University of Kansas. The journal's board of trustees is not aligned with any national, political, or professional association.

Zoologica Scripta

Zoologica Scripta is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal on systematic zoology, published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It was established in 1972. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 2.913, ranking it 12th out of 146 journals in the category "Zoology".


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