Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company publishes visually stunning illustrated books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior and garden design, craft, architecture, entertainment, fashion, sports, and pop culture, as well as children's books and general interest titles.
Academic Studies Press is an independent scholarly publisher devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Jewish Studies and Slavic Studies. Through our outstanding, opinion-leading authors and series editors, we continuously strive to enhance understanding through our monographs and critical companions, improve the accessibility of classic works through our translations, and inspire dialogue through our scholarly commentaries. We champion innovative ideas and new, creative interpretations.
AMACOM is the publishing arm of the American Management Association. Our broad range of offerings help readers worldwide enhance their personal and professional growth and reach into the future to understand emerging trends and cutting-edge thinking.
AMACOM publishes practical works on all business topics and in other nonfiction areas, including health & fitness, science & technology, popular psychology, parenting, and education.
ANU Press is a globally recognised leader in open-access academic publishing. We produce fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wide range of subject areas, with a special focus on Australian and international policy, Indigenous studies and the Asia-Pacific region.
Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in history, science, sociology, psychology, politics, and current affairs. Basic Books also publishes new works in African and African-American studies under the Basic Civitas imprint.
Beacon Publishing Company is an award-winning, independent publisher of books and audio books. Beacon has a broad array of titles in fiction & non-fiction, including business, young adult, history, romance, mystery, horror, comedy, childrens, health & wellness and more. Beacon Publishing Group continues to expand their titles by acquiring innovative content from existing and debut authors worldwide. Beacon Publishing Group books and audio books are currently being sold in over 55 countries & continuing to grow
Bellevue Literary Press is devoted to publishing literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences because we believe that science and the humanities are natural companions for understanding the human experience. With each book we publish, our goal is to foster a rich, interdisciplinary dialogue that will forge new tools for thinking and engaging with the world.
BenBella is a fast-growing, marketing-focused publishing house whose success is based on a few simple principles. We select our titles with care. We provide authors with first-class service and genuine partnership. And we provide aggressive, creative marketing for each title we publish.
We are an indie press established in 2012 with the goal of providing high-quality, low-cost, highly accessible electronic and print books for anyone interested in science, mathematics, and the lives of scientists. We are currently focusing on science fiction and "science in fiction," but will eventually bring you a wide range of quality non-fiction and textbooks.
BrownWalker Press publishes academic textbooks, scholarly monographs, and edited collections in many fields of academic inquiry. We are primarily interested in specialized manuscripts written by authors who are leaders in their field, with advanced academic degrees, and who make their living through the communication of those ideas to others. The ideal manuscript will be written for an identifiable and easily reachable audience. It should be complete and corrected for errors in language, form and content. Since we can only publish a limited number of manuscripts, when deciding between two manuscripts we will often look at the following criteria: usefulness, originality, writing quality, manuscript preparation, accessibility of audience, and promotional opportunities of the author. If you would like us to look at your work, the first step is to complete our Book Proposal form. A representative will contact you within two weeks with feedback regarding your proposal. If it looks like you have what we're looking for, we'll ask to see your manuscript.
Since 1973 we’ve worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, exciting voices we can find, wherever they come from, and we’ve published all kinds of books – thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, chaste, unrepentant, life-changing
Castalia House is a Swiss-based publisher that has a great appreciation for the golden age of science fiction and fantasy literature. We both publish fiction and non-fiction, with a focus on SF/F, science, and military studies.
Chemical Publishing Company is dedicated to providing scientists, academics, engineers, doctors, and highly skilled professionals with quality literature. Established in 1934, Chemical Publishing is one of the most established stm science and chemistry publishers.
With distribution partners in North America, the United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, and Australia, we pride ourselves in our robust selection of publications for various markets including consumer, trade, technical, chemical specialty, sustainability, academic, large business, worldwide trade associations, and more.
Chicago Review Press is an independent publishing company founded in 1973. Over the years we have grown into a dynamic midsize publisher with more than 900 titles in print. We currently publish around 60 new annually under five imprints: Chicago Review Press, Lawrence Hill Books, Ball Publishing, Zephyr Press, and Academy Chicago.
Chicago Review Press publishes general nonfiction on a wide range of subjects including music, film, popular science, history, biography, and travel, as well as an award-winning line of children's activity books. Lawrence Hill Books publishes nonfiction on topics of African American interest, progressive politics, Middle Eastern studies, and feminism. Ball Publishing specializes in gardening books, and Zephyr Press publishes professional development titles for teachers.
Cooper Publishing Group publishes college text, professional-reference and general audience books in exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching education, fitness, health and nutrition, and college textbooks in the biological sciences under the Biological Sciences Press imprint.
Cornell University Press fosters a culture of broad and sustained inquiry through the publication of scholarship that is engaged, influential, and of lasting significance.
Established in 1869 as the first American university press, shortly after the founding of Cornell, the press embodies and advances the university's core values by disseminating fundamental and practical knowledge, while commanding its own distinct editorial profile. The press, as part of a land-grant institution, is also dedicated to transforming research into publications that reach and benefit the wider public.
Works published under its imprints reflect a commitment to excellence through rigorous evaluation, skillful editing, thoughtful design, strategic marketing, and global outreach.
Publishes under three imprints: Douglas & McIntyre publishing politics and current affairs; Greystone Books focuses on the environment, natural history, science, sports and outdoor recreation; and New Society Publishers focuses on social justice and ecological issues.
On October 22, 2012 D&M filed a Notice of Intention to make a proposal under the provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Pursuant to this process D&M management will be working with the Bowra Group Ltd to locate an investor or purchaser for its assets.
The Darwin Press publishes books in fields of biology and the natural sciences, the Middle East and Central Asia, World Business, scientific monographs, historical memoirs, and related paperbacks and texts.
Publishers of high-quality books and digital products for physicians and other healthcare providers in the core areas of neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pathology, and oncology. Demos Medical Publishing was acquired by Mannheim Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of the Mannheim Trust, New York, in 2004 and remains one of the few independent publishers in the field.
While DAP's list reflects our base in Scotland, home to some of the world's top universities, it contains authors and subjects from across the international academic world - our horizons are far broader than our immediate Scottish environment. Our representatives and distributors carry and sell our books throughout the world.
DAP publishes, in the main at levels from first year undergraduate to postgraduate and research levels.
Eburon Academic Publishers is an independent publisher, specializing in the humanities and social sciences. Our publications focus on the world of ideas and the world of human behaviour, and cover research in philosophy, theology, psychology, management and organization, sociology, and sexuality. We publish both books (monographs, textbooks and proceedings) as well as scientific journals.
Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international academic and professional publisher with a strong focus on the social sciences and legal fields. We publish 350 titles annually and have successfully created a prestigious list of over 5,500 titles.
Eridanus Press was established to publish the best ideas in the whole of culture: art, science, religion, politics, economics, and society. Our format is trade paperback. Our niche is intellectual titles for readers interested in new and provocative ideas.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is an American book publishing company, founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus, Jr. and John C. Farrar. The firm is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's books.
Fordham University Press, established in 1907, the seventh-oldest university press in the country and the nation's oldest Catholic university press, is the not-for-profit publishing arm of the University. The Press currently publishes ninety books annually, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, with an outstanding reputation for producing award-winning studies in the fields of anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political theory, religion, sociology, and theology, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work. It is a lean operation with ten employees managing a robust print and digital publishing program through efficient workflow and a collaborative effort.
Hanser Publications, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co.KG Munich, Germany. We are the premier publisher of plastics technology and metalworking titles. Our widely read publications have long been the backbone of the plastics and manufacturing industries for manufacturers and educators alike. We bring you the best, and often hard-to-find, technical references vital to your success. Our books and training materials are ideal for industry, science, education, and your general business needs related to manufacturing. We are located in Cincinnati, OH.
Welcome to Green Dragon Books, a new company for the 21st century. The company, originally called Humanics Publishing, was founded and has been continuously publishing since 1969, making it one of the oldest publishing houses in the Southeastern United States.
Initially based in Atlanta, Georgia, the first titles were developed in response to the need from the education community for quality classroom materials to support parents as the prime educators of their children.
In the mid-1980s, the company expanded its focus to include titles specializing in personal development, philosophy, and management. Moving into the 21st century, the range of topics now includes health, religion, science, mysteries, children's books, finance, and politics. Green Dragon published the best-selling book, The Tao of Leadership, by John Heider.
Our mission is to develop authors and their works deemed successful and contribute to the knowledge base on the planet. Our books take their place promptly in the mainstream of contemporary publishing. We are always seeking new authors in areas of child development, Eastern philosophy, human potential, and mystery; these are some of the many areas we have demonstrated our expertise.
Founded in 1917, Atlantic Monthly Press is one of two hardcover imprints of Grove Atlantic. As a book publishing imprint borne out of the venerable Atlantic Monthly magazine, AMP won numerous Pulitzer Prizes and National Book Awards and included the bestselling titles Mutiny on the Bounty; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Ship of Fools; Fire in the Lake; The Soul of a New Machine; and Blue Highways. In 1986, the press was separated from the magazine by new owners and established as a fully independent publishing house. Under this new leadership in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the press published such authors as Raymond Carver, Ron Chernow (National Book Award 1990), J. P. Donleavy, Richard Ford, Francisco Goldman, Jay McInerney, P. J. O'Rourke, Rian Malan, Jeanette Winterson, Tobias Wolff, Sherman Alexie, Mark Bowden, and Charles Frazier.
Holcomb Hathaway publishes textbooks and related materials for the college and professional markets in the areas of Applied Sciences, Communications, Literacy and Education, and Sport and Exercise Science.
International Press of Boston, Inc. is a scholarly publishing company founded in 1992, and based in Somerville, Massachusetts (near to Harvard University).
We publish high-level mathematics and mathematical physics book titles, including monographs, textbooks, and several long-running book series.
International Press draws its editors and authors from a worldwide network of talent which includes many of the most notable and important mathematicians in their respective fields.
IOP Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics. IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, websites and services that enable researchers and research organisations to reach the widest possible audience for their research. We combine the culture of a learned society with global reach and highly efficient and effective publishing systems and processes.
John Benjamins Publishing Company is an independent, family-owned academic publisher headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Over the years JB has been firmly rooted in every imaginable subfield of Language and Linguistics. Further fields of focus are Cognitive Science, Psychology, (Contemporary) Philosophy, Terminology, Information Design, Literary Studies and Art History. In the past decade, JB has been building a significant list of print and electronic publications.
A global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing and markets its products to professionals and consumers, students and instructors in higher education, and researchers and practitioners in scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly fields. Also publish the "For Dummies" series of books.
JHU Press is one of the world's largest university presses, publishing 80 scholarly journals and nearly 200 new books each year. Award-winning lists in history, science, literary studies, political science, and medicine reach a worldwide audience of scholars, students, and discerning readers. General interest books, such as the acclaimed Johns Hopkins Press Health Books, help fulfill Gilman's mandate to broadly disseminate the expertise of leading scholars, scientists, and physicians.
Manchester University Press (MUP) is situated in the heart of one of the most vibrant universities and cities in the UK. Founded in 1903, publishing our first books in 1904, our distinctive brand is known globally for excellent research in the Humanities and Social Sciences from leading names and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. We currently publish over 200 books each year, as well as five journals.
Publishing integrated media content in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research, clinical medicine and surgery, engineering and technology, environmental studies and policy, law and economics, and public health.
McGill-Queen's University Press is a scholarly publisher that defends, refutes, and creates fresh interpretations of the world. With over 2,500 books in print and numerous awards and bestsellers, our goal is to produce peer-reviewed, rigorously edited, beautifully produced, intelligent, interesting books.
A joint venture of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, MQUP is both a specialist in the Canadian perspective and a publisher of international themes, attracting attention from the New York Times to the Globe & Mail.
Missouri Botanical Garden Press, part of the Research Division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, plays a key role in the Garden's mission to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment. Through the quarterly journals the Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Novon, floras, and other books, including the series Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden, MBG Press provides an important outlet for the dissemination of botanical research.
New Holland Publishers are proudly an Australian company with offices in London, Sydney and Auckland.
Setting the benchmark for high quality on trend, non-fiction books across all categories including cooking and health, natural history and gardening, sport, travel, biographies, true crime, self-help and reference to bold substantial coffee table books featuring the most dynamic full-colour illustrations.
Established in 2003 in Eastport, Maine, Nor'easter Press is a traditional and small press that specializes in publication of professional, academic reference, education, trade, and general interest books in the areas of naval architecture, boatbuilding, yachting, maritime history and the marine sciences.
Nova Publishers is an academic publisher based in Hauppauge, New York of books and journals for an academic audience. The company focuses on science, political science, European and Asian studies, and security studies.[
Ox Bow Press is an independent scholarly publisher dedicated to publishing both new titles and reprints of enduring value, particularly in philosophy and the philosophy of science, Hawaiiana, and the sea.
At Paul Dry Books, our aim is to publish lively books "to awaken, delight, and educate"â€”and to spark conversation. We publish fiction, both novels and short stories, and nonfictionâ€”biography, memoirs, history, and essays, covering subjects from Homer to Chekhov, bird watching to jazz music, New York City to shogunate Japan.
Pelagic Publishing is an independent academic publisher of books on wildlife, science and conservation.
Founded in 2010, we specialise in books that deliver cutting-edge knowledge, published rapidly in traditional and eBook formats.
Penguin Group publishes under a wide range of prominent imprints and trademarks, among them Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne.
Since its launch in 1995, Picador has rapidly established itself as one of the leading trade imprints for literary fiction and nonfiction in the country. In addition to publishing original titles in hardcover, paperback original, and eBook, Picador is the literary trade paperback imprint for Macmillan, publishing paperbacks from Farrar Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt & Co., and St. Martin's Press. Picador authors of fiction and nonfiction include Pulitzer Prize winners Michael Chabon, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Thomas L. Friedman, Tony Horwitz, and Marilynne Robinson; National Book Award winners Jonathan Franzen, Shirley Hazzard, Denis Johnson, Richard Powers, and Susan Sontag; and Nobel Prize winners Nadine Gordimer, Herta Meller, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Patrick White. Picador's successful international mystery series include books by Benjamin Black, Jason Goodwin, Arnaldur Indridason, Lars Kepler, and Jacqueline Winspear. Our bestselling authors include Paul Auster, Augusten Burroughs, Anita Diamant, Barbara Ehrenreich, Atul Gawande, Naomi Klein, Hilary Mantel, Per Petterson, Richard Price, Edmund de Waal, and Tom Wolfe.
In addition to being a regional (NJ) publisher, Plexus also publishes titles in the field of biology and ecology. Our book list extends from technical-scientific works to histories, folklore, and novels.
Profile Books was founded on April Fool's Day in 1996 by Andrew Franklin and Stephen Brough to publish stimulating non-fiction in a wide range of fields, including history, business, economics, science and biography, with a sprinkling of humour.
Dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly and professional information, Purdue University Press selects, develops, and distributes quality resources in several key subject areas for which its parent university is famous, including business, technology, health, veterinary medicine, and other selected disciplines in the humanities and sciences. As the scholarly publishing arm of Purdue University and a unit of Purdue Libraries, the Press is also a partner for university faculty and staff, centers and departments, wishing to disseminate the results of their research.
Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Our current publishing program encompasses the liveliest texts, and the best in research, with over 35,000 books in print.
The Royal Irish Academy was founded in 1785 and it began publishing scholarly articles in its Transactions in 1787 - now six journals are published by the RIA. The Academy also publishes books aimed at communicating scholarly material to a wider public, landmark series and scholarly books. Our books and journals are academically double-blind peer-reviewed and are produced to a high standard of editing and design. Awards include several Irish Book Awards, Best Irish Printed book, Institute of Designers in Ireland awards and Business 2 Arts awards. The Academy is a member of Publishing Ireland.
Rutgers University Press is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. The Press reflects and extends the University's core mission of research, instruction, and service. We enhance the work of our authors through exceptional publications that shape critical issues, spark debate, and enrich teaching throughout the world for a wide range of readers.
Working with authors throughout the world, we seek books that meet high editorial standards, facilitate the exchange of ideas, enhance teaching, and make scholarship accessible to a wide range of readers.
Scholarly publisher in the natural Sciences, Earth science, botany, zoology, physical anthropology, soil science, meteorology. Publishes scholarly journals and monographs as well as technical books and textbooks.
Established in 1826.
SCI is an educational publishing company dedicated to creating high-quality middle school and high school science programs. Our textbooks are recognized leaders in experimentally-based, hands-on physical science instruction. In our programs, students learn by doing science experiments, compiling data, discussing results, and drawing conclusions based on their experimental data.
Publishers of some of the finest scholarly works in the Life Sciences. Besides the life sciences, our publication interests extend to Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Medical Science, and Geotechnical Engineering.
Founded in 1995 in New York City and named for the seven authors who committed to a home with a fiercely independent spirit, Seven Stories Press publishes works of the imagination and political titles by voices of conscience. While most widely known for its books on politics, human rights, and social and economic justice, Seven Stories continues to champion literature, with a list encompassing both innovative debut novels and National Book Award-winning poetry collections, as well as prose and poetry translations from the French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, and Arabic.
Sinauer Associates, Inc., publishers of college-level textbooks and educational multimedia in biology, psychology, neuroscience, and allied disciplines, was founded in June of 1969 by Andrew D. Sinauer.
As of April 8th, 2017, Sinauer Associates has become an imprint of Oxford University Press.
Founded in 1949, Sterling Publishing is one of the world's leading publishers of non-fiction books. We are unique in that we have the reach of the major publishers yet the passion & creativity of an independent press.
The Stone Age Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3), independent research center dedicated to the archaeological study of human origins and technological development. International in scope, the purpose of the Stone Age Institute is to advance research and education in human origins studies, including fellowship support to visiting scholars, publication of books and articles, mentoring the next generation of scientists drawn from global talent and intellect, and educational outreach to the general public.
Synergetic Press is a fiercely independent publisher with offices in Santa Fe, New Mexico and London, England. We've published paradigm-shifting texts for over thirty years.
The founders and staff of Synergetic Press are pioneers in the field of biospheric and environmental sciences, and our enterprise is steeped in a rich tradition of experimental collaboration in the arts and sciences that spans nearly four decades.
The independent Book Publisher of Fact, fiction & everything in-between.
Tenth Street is a traditional publisher that releases titles in electronic formats and print.
Currently looking to expand their catalogue of erotica.
Texas Tech University Press, the book publishing office of the university since 1971 and a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1987, advances the knowledge and preservation of research and scholarship by publishing books and journals. The mission of the Press is to disseminate, within its focus areas, the fruits of scholarship in as many formats as will serve the University's broadest constituency throughout the state, the nation, and the world.
The Press publishes 25 to 30 new titles each year and has approximately 400 titles in print. The Press has lists in American liberty and justice; costume and textile studies; history and culture of Texas and the West, the Great Plains, and modern Southeast Asia during and after the Vietnam War; Jewish studies and literature; Latin American and Latino fiction; natural history and natural science; and sport in the American West. In addition, the Press publishes several scholarly journals, series for young readers, the annual winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry, and literary fiction of Texas and the West.
The University of British Columbia Press is Canada's leading social sciences publisher. With an international reputation for publishing high-quality works of original scholarship, our books draw on and reflect cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women's studies, geography, health and food studies, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.
Publisher of books, proceedings and papers for the American Astronautical Society about Mars Exploration, Space Travel, Planetary Missions, JPL, Mission Control, NASA, Astronomy, Astronautics, Science, Astrophysics, Spaceflight Dynamics, the History of space research, manned missions, planetary studies, satellite technologies, man-machine interaction, effects of cosmic radiation, colonization, rocketry & rockets, shuttles and space stations, interstellar probes, and much more.
Universal-Publishers is a book and journal publisher, and parent company of three non-fiction book imprints specializing in textbook and academic titles (Universal-Publishers, BrownWalker Press & Dissertation.com). We seek nonfiction authors whose work addresses a specialized audience. Our mission is to expose new ideas and important scholarship. In exchange for distribution rights, we offer a variety of publishing options, major distribution, fair compensation, multiple media editions, and personal attention.
Founded in 1959, the Press is a nonprofit publisher of scholarly and regional books. We publish about 55 books annually and have more than 1,600 books in print. These include scholarly titles in anthropology, archaeology, environmental science, history, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, Latin American studies, and the space sciences; as well as award-winning fiction and poetry series Sun Tracks and Camino del Sol.
University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its activities are supported by the UC Press Foundation and by philanthropic contributions from individuals and institutions.
Operating continuously since 1891, the University of Chicago Press publishes 225 books a year across all disciplines, maintains an extensive journals program and operates a state-of-the-art distribution facility servicing more than 40 presses.
The University of Washington Press has published approximately 4,400 books, of which about 1,400 are currently in print. Today we publish about seventy new titles each year, achieving recognition as a leading publisher of scholarly books.
The University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit publisher supported partly by Adams State College, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Mesa State College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, the University of Colorado, the University of Northern Colorado, and Western State Colorado University.
Unsolicited Press is a small press based out of Portland, Oregon. We focus on literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Whether you craft short stories, novels, chapbooks, memoirs, or essay collections, we want to read it.
W. W. Norton & Company is an American publishing company based in New York City. It has been owned wholly by its employees since the early 1960s. Now, in its 90th year and with an annual list of 400 titles, W. W. Norton is a global company, its familiar seagull logo appearing on books in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Latin America.
Established in 1949. Publishers of high quality, prize-winning fiction and non fiction across a range of categories including autobiography, business, cookery, economics, fiction in translation, history, literary fiction and popular science. Acquired by The Orion Publishing Group in 1991.
Westwood Press was founded to promote engaging, innovative books rooted in the social sciences, with a focus on multilingualism. We publish works from the humanities and social sciences, narrative and creative nonfiction, as well as select literary fiction. While we encourage all submissions, we are currently seeking manuscripts that draw from the following disciplines: history, philosophy, archaeology, political science, anthropology, and economics.
We welcome submissions in both Spanish and English.
Since its inception in 1981, World Scientific Publishing Company (WSPC) has grown to establish itself as one of the leading academic publishers and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. With its headquarters in Singapore and offices in New Jersey, California, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Sydney and Chennai, it now publishes more than 450 books and 125 journals a year in various fields of science, technology, medicine, and business and economics.