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Taylor & Francis to Merge with Informa Group
The British academic and scientific journals publisher Taylor & Francis has announced plans to merge with British trade publisher Informa Group, which offers a range of subscription-based products in fields ranging from law to biomedical and pharmaceutical information. The companies say the merger will create a new international force in the provision of specialist information through the combined publishing and events businesses. The merged company will be called T&F Informa. T&F recently acquired Marcel Dekker, and prior to that Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, CRC Press, and Frank Cass.
Taylor & Francis is an international group of companies publishing specialist academic, scientific, and professional information via hardcopy and electronic journals, books, and newsletters. Taylor & Francis' current portfolio includes over 1,000 journals and a book backlist in excess of 35,000 titles. Each year, Taylor & Francis publishes over 20 new journals and about 2,700 new books.
Informa originates and supplies high value business and professional information, delivered in a wide range of formats, both traditional and electronic. Informa produces more than 1,500 publishing products and services and 2,800 conferences. The publishing products are sold to more than 80,000 subscribers annually and more than 100,000 paying delegates attend the conferences annually. Informa products and services are sold in 180 countries from a base of 49 offices in 18 countries.
Source: Taylor & Francis; http://www.tandf.co.uk
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