Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb), and the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) today announced a new agreement to partner in the publication of The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA). Wiley-Blackwell will also publish the backfiles from the AAS’s previous publication, Mankind.
To be published three times a year from April 2009, beginning with Volume 20, Issue 1, Wiley-Blackwell will publish the journal in print and online via Wiley InterScience.
Recently SSCI-listed and previously self-published, The Australian Journal of Anthropology publishes scholarly papers and book reviews in anthropology and its related disciplines. Although wide ranging in its areas of interest, the journal will spotlight theoretically focused analyses and ethnographic reports based on fieldwork carried out in Australia and neighboring countries in the Pacific and Asian regions.
“We are excited about partnering with a publisher of such international repute, and are confident that Wiley-Blackwell’s publishing expertise will raise the journal’s international profile and increase its citations,” said Professor Gillian Cowlishaw, President of the Australian Anthropological Society. Dr. Rozanna Lilley, editor-in-chief for the journal added, “Wiley-Blackwell's success in publishing other flagship anthropological journals is impressive. We are confident that their strength and growing capability in the area of anthropological publications will be of great benefit to our journal and we look forward to a dynamic and productive relationship”.
This new partnership reinforces Wiley-Blackwell’s already prominent position as the ‘place to be’ for the social sciences. Publisher of over 450 journals with renowned society partners – including the American Anthropological Association and the Royal Anthropological Institute –Wiley-Blackwell continues to provide the scholarly community with access to the highest-quality content available.
Dr. Amanda Davis, Wiley-Blackwell’s Publishing Director, Social Sciences, Humanities and Professional for Asia Pacific, noted, “The Australian Journal of Anthropologyis well placed to represent the leading anthropological scholarship from the region, while Mankind’s back-issues promise to bring to Wiley-Blackwell's online collection some crucial early anthropological studies from indigenous Australia, Melanesia and the Pacific. We look forward to working with the Australian Anthropological Society to help strengthen our standing as the region’s most prolific publisher of scholarly research in anthropology.”
About The Australian Journal of Anthropology
The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA) publishes scholarly papers and book reviews in anthropology and related disciplines. Though wide ranging in its areas of interest, the journal especially welcomes theoretically focused analyses and ethnographic reports based on fieldwork carried out in Australia and neighboring countries in the Pacific and Asian regions. It appears three times a year (April, August and December) and at least one issue per annum is devoted to a specific topic under the direction of a guest editor.
Wiley-Blackwell (blackwellpublishing.com) was formed in February 2007 as a result of the acquisition of Blackwell Publishing Ltd. by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and its merger with Wiley’s Scientific, Technical, and Medical business. Together, the companies have created a global publishing business with deep strength in every major academic and professional field. Wiley-Blackwell publishes approximately 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books with global appeal.