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More Press Releases in: History & Literature, Wiley-Blackwell
July 18, 2011

Wiley-Blackwell Partners with TESOL to publish TESOL Quarterly and TESOL Journal

Boston, MA

Wiley-Blackwell, the Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS) publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to announce a new partnership beginning in 2012 with the TESOL International Association (TESOL) to publish its two journals, TESOL Quarterly and TESOL Journal, both of which are currently self-published.

TESOL Quarterly, first published in 1967, publishes papers on topics of signi?cance to individuals concerned with English language teaching and learning, and Standard English as a second dialect. TESOL Journal (TJ) is a practitioner-oriented electronic journal that aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in English language teaching and learning. Both journals will be available on Wiley Online Library in 2012.

TESOL’s mission is to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide. The association encompasses a global network of approximately 52,000 educators.

“What began for TESOL as a search for a more robust platform to host its online journals culminated in a partnership with Wiley-Blackwell to provide that and so much more,” said Carol Edwards, Publishing Manager, TESOL Publications. “The new partnership allows us the best of both worlds. TESOL maintains its identity and control of its journals while benefitting from Wiley-Blackwell’s services and expertise on a scale that TESOL’s small staff could not accomplish on its own.”

Edwards continued, “An important factor in the decision was Wiley-Blackwell’s trusted, user-friendly access to libraries and free or low-cost access to the developing world, where demand for English language learning continues to grow and which is a vital audience for TESOL. In addition, Wiley-Blackwell’s innovations in Web 2.0 will expose TESOL’s content in a far wider reach and provide enhanced benefits for TESOL members, allowing them to engage with the content and access supporting materials across the Wiley-Blackwell platform.”

“We are delighted to begin this relationship with TESOL and to support them as the essential membership for teachers, researchers, and postgraduate students in English language teaching worldwide,” said Philip Carpenter, Vice-President and Managing Director for Social Sciences and Humanities at Wiley-Blackwell. “Across education, linguistics, and communication, Wiley-Blackwell publishes over 70 journals, with many more in related areas. We will be able to leverage our position in this field to expand the reach of TESOL giving extra visibility and readership to the Quarterly and TJ.”

About TESOL International Association

Founded in 1966, TESOL International Association is a professional community of educators, researchers, administrators and students committed to advancing excellence in English language teaching for speakers of other languages worldwide.  With more than 12,000 members representing 156 countries, TESOL fosters the exchange of ideas, research and peer-to-peer knowledge, and provides expertise, resources and a powerful voice on issues affecting the profession.  Through professional development programs, its International Conference, special  interest groups and publications, TESOL engages tens of thousands of professionals  to collaborate globally and create a world of opportunity for millions of people of all ages who want to learn English.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly (STMS) journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

Wiley-Blackwell is the international STMS publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world’s leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols. For more information, please visit www.wileyblackwell.com or our new online platform, Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources, covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities.