|Founder||Walter J. Johnson (a.k.a. Walter Jolowicz, 1908–1996)|
Kurt Jacoby (1893–1968)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
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:
- Communications engineering
- Environmental science
- Food science and nutrition
- Life sciences
- Mathematics and statistics
- Physical sciences
Well-known products include the Methods in Enzymology series and encyclopedias such as The International Encyclopedia of Public Health and the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience.
- Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft (AVG) — the German predecessor, founded in 1906 by Leo Jolowicz (1868–1940), the father of Walter Jolowicz and father-in-law of Kurt Jacoby
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