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January 27, 2009

Wiley-Blackwell Launches New Series of Interdisciplinary Publications

Hoboken, N.J.
Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb), today announced the online launch of the Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs). The WIREs are unique hybrid publications that combine the most powerful features of review journals and online reference works., highlighting the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in research and education.

The individual WIREs titles will cover a broad range of topics across the life, physical, clinical, and social sciences:

  • Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology – Launching 2009
  • Computational Statistics – Launching 2009
  • Systems Biology and Medicine – Launching 2009
  • Cognitive Science – Launching 2010
  • Climate Change – Launching 2010 (published in association with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG))
  • Computational Molecular Science – Launching 2010
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery – Launching 2011
  • Developmental Biology – Launching 2011 (published in association with the Society for Developmental Biology)
  • RNA – Launching 2011

"Collaborative research that crosses the boundaries of the traditional disciplines is essential to the success of the scientific enterprise," said Sean Pidgeon, Vice President and Publisher at Wiley-Blackwell. "The WIREs will emphasize the critical role of interdisciplinary scholarship and provide comprehensive, well structured, validated information to a broad academic, professional, and student readership."

Each WIREs title will initially be made available via complimentary online access to universities, businesses, libraries and other institutions.
For more information about WIREs and to opt-in to receive a complimentary institutional subscription, visit: www.wiley.com/wires

About Wiley
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.
Wiley's core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, N.J., with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The company's Web site can be accessed at www.wiley.com. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

Wiley-Blackwell was formed in February 2007 as a result of the acquisition of Blackwell Publishing Ltd. by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and its merger with Wiley's scientific, technical and medical business. Together, the companies have created a global publishing business with deep strength in every major academic and professional field. Wiley-Blackwell publishes approximately 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books with global appeal. For more information on Wiley-Blackwell, please visit www.wiley-blackwell.com or http://interscience.wiley.com.