The company was founded in 1807, during the Jefferson presidency. In the early years, Wiley was best known for the works of Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and other 19th century American literary giants. By the turn of the century, Wiley was established as a leading publisher of scientific and technical information. (A more detailed history is available.)
Stock Exchange/ Ticker Symbols
New York Stock Exchange: JWa and JWb. The company went public in 1962 and was listed on the NYSE in 1995.
Wiley is a global provider of content and content-enabled workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.
Investments in enabling technologies are enhancing our ability to deliver must-have content to our customers, making it easier for them to discover Wiley's products, services, capabilities, and people. Wiley is rapidly evolving from a product-centric company that delivered primarily print products to customers to a customer-centric company that is more closely connected to customers and more able to provide them with what they want when they want it.
With about 5,300 employees worldwide, Wiley has operations in the United States, Europe (the U.K., Denmark, Germany, and Russia), Canada, Asia, Australia, Brazil, and Dubai. The company has U.S. publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in New Jersey, California, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Iowa, and Minnesota. Wiley's worldwide headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across the river from Manhattan.
Wiley content travels well. Approximately 50% of the company's revenue is generated outside the United States.