Wiley and the Royal Meteorological Society expand publishing partnership

Chichester, U.K., August 17, 2006 -- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., announced a publishing agreement with the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), a leading professional and learned society in the field of meteorology, to publish all five of its journals. This agreement expands an established relationship for Wiley to publish the RMetS journals International Journal of Climatology and Atmospheric Science Letters. Wiley will now publish The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Meteorological Applications, and Weather. With this agreement, Wiley becomes the exclusive publisher of all the RMetS journals.

"RMetS is one of the leading global organizations supporting and disseminating research in the meteorological sciences to a broad range of users. We have always valued our relationship with the Society and are delighted to now be selected as their exclusive publisher. This important partnership will further extend Wiley's presence in this vital area of research activity," said Dr. Michael Davis, Vice President and Publishing Director, STM.

Wiley and the RMetS have worked together since 1980, when they launched the International Journal of Climatology, "For over 25 years, Wiley has been one of our partners in delivering the latest meteorological information and research to our members and readers," said Dr. Richard Pettifer, Executive Director, RMetS. "We are pleased to extend this successful relationship, establishing Wiley as our sole publishing partner for all of our journals and bringing them into a single portfolio."

RMetS journals attract a wide range of readers, from interested amateurs, through operational meteorologists to professional researchers. The flagship publication, The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, is regarded as one of the world's leading meteorological journals, offering original research in the atmospheric sciences, applied meteorology and physical oceanography. Meteorological Applications includes papers, reports and reviews on all aspects of meteorological science for applied meteorologists, forecasters and users of meteorological services. Written for a wide range of readers, Weather offers articles of general interest to professional meteorologists, as well as individuals with a general interest in weather.

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About RMetS

Founded in 1850 and granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1866, The Royal Meteorological Society is an international learned and professional society, for all those whose profession or interests are in any way connected with meteorology or related subjects. It administers the UK national qualifications of the profession and under its Royal Charter pursues its purpose of the advancement of meteorological science. Recent developments have widened the interpretation of the term meteorological science to include its day-to-day application in weather forecasting and in disciplines such as agriculture, aviation, hydrology, marine transport and oceanography, as well as in the areas of climatology, climate change and the interaction between the atmosphere and the oceans.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Its core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals; encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey. Wiley's European operations are based in Chichester, England. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley's internet site can be accessed at www.wiley.com.


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