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Wiley Acquires OA Publisher Hindawi

Wiley acquired Hindawi Ltd., an OA publisher of scientific research, for $298 million. According to the press release, “The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley’s position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company’s open access publishing program.”

“The acquisition of Hindawi enables Wiley to move farther and faster toward our goal of meeting the world’s urgent and escalating need for new knowledge,” says Brian Napack, Wiley’s president and CEO. “Hindawi is a true pioneer in the industry, empowering researchers with a fully digital, user-friendly publishing process that gets their life-changing, peer-reviewed discoveries out into the world faster and more efficiently.”

Hindawi has more than 200 peer-reviewed STM journals; the acquisition doubles Wiley’s gold OA journal portfolio. Paul Peters, Hindawi’s CEO, will continue to lead the company.

For more information, read the press release, as well as Wiley SVP and chief product officer Jay Flynn’s exclusive comments to Publishing Perspectives.

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