Academic Press


Academic Press (AP) is an academic book publisher founded in 1941. It was acquired by Harcourt, Brace & World in 1969.[2] Reed Elsevier bought Harcourt in 2000, and Academic Press is now an imprint of Elsevier.

Academic Press
Parent companyElsevier
FounderWalter J. Johnson (aka Walter Jolowicz, 1908–1996) and Kurt Jacoby (1893–1968)[1]
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationCambridge, Massachusetts
Nonfiction topicsScience

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 alsoEdit

  • 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


  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.

Further readingEdit

  • Abel, Richard; Graham, L. Gordon, eds. (2009). Immigrant Publishers. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.
  • Hagelstein, Robert "Bob" (2013-03-23). "Publishing Roots and Anecdotes". Lacunae Musing. Archived from the original on 2022-02-23. Retrieved 2022-02-03.

External linksEdit

  • Official website