Wiley-VCH acquires Lipid Technology

Expanding the publisher's food and nutrition journal portfolio

Weinheim, December 15, 2006 -- Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA announced today that it has acquired publishing assets from PJ Barnes & Associates and will assume publishing for the international news and review journal Lipid Technology as of January 2007. The acquisition enhances Wiley-VCH’s already impressive list of food and nutrition journals.

"We have had a very good relationship with PJ Barnes & Associates for many years and we are delighted to continue the publication of Lipid Technology and to further strengthen our food and nutrition journal portfolio", says Dr. Carol Bacchus, Editorial Director for Life and Medical Science Journals, Wiley-VCH GmbH & Co. KGaA. "This acquisition enables us to expand our presence in this dynamic subject area and provide practical, must-have information to managers, technologists, engineers and scientists in academia and the industry."

Lipid Technology offers the latest worldwide developments in the science, technology, markets and commerce of oilseeds, fats, oils, and other lipids. Lipid Technology also focuses on critical new technologies and products such as genetically-modified crops and foods, novel seed crops, functional foods, nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, biotechnology, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals, bioactive lipids, medicine cosmeceuticals, renewable resources, biodiesel and many more topics. Lipid Technology also features news reviews presenting the latest news on lipids from around the world, as well as feature articles and research highlights.

Lipid Technology is published monthly and will be available in print and online via Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com), Wiley’s online publishing platform. The Editor of Lipid Technology is Professor Frank D. Gunstone of the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, Scotland. Every issue features a Nutrition Review by Julie Miller Jones (College of St. Catherine, USA), and every second issue also features a Nutrition article by John C. Stanley (Oxford University and Lincoln Edge Nutrition, UK); both contributions addressing specific developments and assessments surrounding lipids and nutrition.

"As Lipid Technology moves from the print to the electronic age, the resources of a leading major publisher have become essential to the journal’s continuing success", says Dr. Peter J. Barnes, Publisher and Partner at PJ Barnes & Associates. "I am delighted to know that the future of Lipid Technology is now secure in the capable hands of Wiley-VCH, publisher of European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology".

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About PJ Barnes & Associates

PJ Barnes & Associates is a small, family-based, publishing company established in 1989 with the launch of Lipid Technology and specializing in fats & oils (lipids). PJ Barnes & Associates is located in Bridgwater, UK and is run by two partners: Dr Peter J. Barnes who worked previously in the food industry, and Janet C. Barnes who was previously a science teacher.

About Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Wiley-VCH, founded in 1921, is one of the leading technical publishers in Germany with an emphasis on science. For several years, technical and specialist information in print and electronic form, for professionals and experts, has been a major focus. Wiley-VCH is part of the international publishing house, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. http://www.wiley-vch.de

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Our 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 is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley's Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.


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