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October 4, 2021

Wiley Wiley acquires J&J Editorial to Advance Publishing Service Offerings. Global research and education leader Wiley today announced the acquisition of J&J Editorial Services, LLC, a publishing services company based in the United States. The acquisition of J&J Editorial reinforces the company's commitment to helping learned societies, professional associations and publishers achieve their missions. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 2021

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley Names Jay Flynn as Head of Research. Wiley, a global leader in research and education, announced that Jay Flynn has been named Executive Vice President of Wiley Research, succeeding Judy Verses. Flynn will report directly to Wiley President & CEO Brian Napack and oversee the company's fast-growing research business. [Full Announcement].

January 5, 2021

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley acquires Hindawi. John Wiley & Sons announced the acquisition of Hindawi Limited, an innovator in open access publishing and one of the world's fastest growing scientific research publishers, for a total purchase price of $298 million. The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley's position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company's open access publishing program. [Full Announcement].

October 22, 2020

Wiley, Inc.. Thought Leaders Advocate for Open Research. John Wiley and Sons Inc., a leader in research and education, today introduced its Open Science Ambassador Program. The program acknowledges and supports Chinese thought leaders around the world who embrace open science principles and encourage a free exchange of ideas and collaboration within their communities. [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2020

Wiley, Inc.. ResearchGate and Wiley announce cooperation agreement. ResearchGate, the largest professional network for researchers, and Wiley, a global leader in research and education, announced a cooperation agreement to explore ways in which Wiley and ResearchGate can collaborate to better support the needs of researchers through ResearchGate’s collaboration platform. Wiley and ResearchGate are committed to the protection of intellectual property rights for authors and publishers; and through this partnership, both companies will continue to support principled sharing of content while facilitating the discovery of and access to high-quality scholarly content for researchers. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2019

Wiley, Inc.. OhioLINK breaks new ground creating central rund for open access publications with Wiley. Wile and OhioLINK, a library consortium serving 118 libraries and 89 Ohio colleges and universities, announced today the signing of a Wiley Open Access Account agreement. A Wiley Open Access Account will enable OhioLINK-affiliated researchers to use a central fund for Article Publication Charges. The partnership reflects both parties’ growing commitment to open research and advancing scholarly communications. OhioLINK is the first North American library consortium to centrally fund the creation and dissemination of open access research. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2019

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley and UNSILO will pilot AI to transform how manuscripts are submitted and screened. Wiley and UNSILO have partnered in a pilot to boost researcher capacity for simplified submission and screening of research content using UNSILO's artificial intelligence tools. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2019

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley signs agreement to purchase the assets of Knewton. Wiley announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close on or around May 31, 2019, subject to customary closing and regulatory condition. Knewton has developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes. The Company’s Alta courseware platform delivers high-quality, Open Educational Resource (OER) content to more than 300 colleges and universities, with course offerings in key subject areas, including math, chemistry and economics. The acquisition of the Alta platform, combined with Wiley’s reach, will accelerate Wiley’s position in the rapidly-growing, affordable courseware market. [Full Announcement].

February 27, 2019

Wiley, Inc.. Atypon acquires Authorea and Manuscripts and signals its plans for open science. Atypon has announced today its acquisition of two authoring platforms – Authorea and Manuscripts – enabling the company to provide free HTML-first authoring and collaboration tools for researchers. Already used by over 200,000 researchers across the globe, these tools enable researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. [Full Announcement].

September 9, 2018

Wiley, Inc.. Authorea is acquired by Atypon and joins the Wiley family. Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is aligned with the mission of Atypon, and its parent company, Wiley. Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers' workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation. Wiley is pioneering Open Access, linked data, streamlined editorial processes, and HTML-first publishing among its authors. Adding Authorea to this already exciting mix of developments introduces a new catalyst for change in the right direction. [Full Announcement].

August 18, 2018

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley signs definitive agreement to acquire Atypon. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016. [Full Announcement].

August 19, 2016

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley signs definitive agreement to acquire Atypon. John Wiley and Sons, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016. [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2015

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley partnership with figshare enables data sharing. Wiley announced their partnership with London- based data repository organization, Figshare. To support authors who wish to openly share their data, Wiley have embarked on this partnership with Figshare to integrate data sharing within existing journal workflows and article publication. [Full Announcement].

April 15, 2015

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley announces retirement of CEO Steve Smith; Board Elects Mark Allin as CEO. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, today announced that President and CEO Stephen M. Smith has declared his intention to retire due to previously-disclosed medical reasons, effective June 1, 2015. The Board has elected Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Allin as his successor. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 1999

Wiley, Inc.. Reference linking service to aid scientists conducting online research: scientific and scholarly publishers collaborate to offer ground-breaking initiative. Twelve leading scientific and scholarly publishers announced today that they are collaborating on an innovative, market-driven reference-linking initiative that will change the way scientists use the Internet to conduct online research. The reference-linking service represents an unprecedented, cooperative effort among Academic Press, a Harcourt Science and Technology Company; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Institute of Physics; Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Blackwell Science; Elsevier Science; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc; Kluwer Academic Publishers); Nature; Oxford University Press; Springer-Verlag; and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It is expected to launch during the first quarter of 2000. [Full Announcement].