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February 15, 2011

Wiley-Blackwell Announces Ten-Journal Partnership with the American Counseling Association

BOSTON—February 15, 2011—Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb) has partnered with the American Counseling Association to publish their ten formerly self-published journals, beginning in 2012.

The Association, which currently manages nineteen chartered divisions, and has nearly 45, 000 members, has been in operation since 1952, and is the world’s largest association representing professional counselors in various practice settings. Their ten journals are: Adultspan Journal, The Career Development Quarterly, Counseling and Values, Counselor Education and Supervision, The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, Journal of College Counseling, Journal of Counseling & Development, Journal of Employment Counseling, Journal of Humanistic Counseling, and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. More information on the journals program is available on the ACA website.

The ACA contributes significantly to the counseling field and successfully lobbies for counselor licensure in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, they provide counseling programs at times of national tragedy to the general public.

Philip Carpenter, Vice-President and Managing Director for Social Sciences and Humanities at Wiley-Blackwell, said of the partnership, “We very much look forward to building our partnership with the Association in the years ahead. We see potential for developing an already excellent stable of journals, and believe that by bringing together the deep resources of Wiley and the ACA will be able to deliver great value to ACA members and to the field of counselling as a whole in the future.”

Richard Yep, Executive Director of the American Counseling Association, said, “For nearly 60 years, ACA has been at the forefront of building and developing the counseling profession. Our partnership with Wiley-Blackwell is one that we believe will allow us to ensure that the best research and practical information about counseling is available to practicing professionals, scholars, and the public.”

In 2012 Wiley-Blackwell will make all of the content from the ACA’s ten journals available through Wiley Online Library, the new online platform, with capabilities such as digital table of content alerts, event and news notices, and exclusive member access.