|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 bought Harcourt in 2000. 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
- Uchitelle, Louis (1996-12-23). "Walter J. Johnson, 88, Refugee Who Founded Academic Press". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/23/nyregion/walter-j-johnson-88-refugee-who-founded-academic-press.html.
- 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. https://www.nytimes.com/1969/04/12/archives/franchiser-seeks-ramada-inns-inc-international-industries-set-to.html.
- Abel, Richard; Graham, L. Gordon, eds (2009). Immigrant Publishers. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.
- "Publishing Roots and Anecdotes". Lacunae Musing. 2013-03-23. https://lacunaemusing.blogspot.com/2013/03/publishing-roots-and-anecdotes.html.
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