Academic Press

Academic Press
Parent companyElsevier
FounderWalter J. Johnson (a.k.a. Walter Jolowicz, 1908–1996)
Kurt Jacoby (1893–1968)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationCambridge, Massachusetts
Nonfiction topicsScience

Academic Press (AP) is an academic book publisher founded in 1941. It was acquired by Harcourt, Brace & World in 1969. Reed Elsevier said in 2000 it would buy Harcourt, a deal completed the next year, after a regulatory review. Thus, Academic Press is now an imprint of Elsevier.

Academic Press publishes reference books, serials and online products in the subject areas of:

Well-known products include the Methods in Enzymology series and encyclopedias such as The International Encyclopedia of Public Health and the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience.

See also


  1. ^ Uchitelle, Louis (1996-12-23). "Walter J. Johnson, 88, Refugee Who Founded Academic Press". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  2. ^ Abele, John J. (1969-04-12). "FRANCHISER SEEKS RAMADA INNS, INC.; International Industries Set to Acquire Motel Chain for $221-Million of Stock Acquisition and Merger Actions Are Instituted by Corporations". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  3. ^ Malakoff, David (2000). "Librarians Seek to Block Merger of Scientific Publishing Giants". Science. Vol. 290, no. 5493. pp. 910–911. doi:10.1126/science.290.5493.910. ISSN 1095-9203. Retrieved 2023-07-16.
  4. ^ Malakoff, David. "Science Publishing Megamerger Advances". Science. ISSN 1095-9203. Retrieved 2023-07-16.

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