John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWA and JWB), a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-based services in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional practice; and global education, today announced a partnership with The Sheridan Press, print and publication services provider to the STM and scholarly journal community. Through this partnership Wiley’s online only journal titles will be available as Print on Demand (POD) copies, delivered through Sheridan’s sophisticated production system. Starting in January 2013, a total of 145 online only titles will now be available in print via this solution.
Over the past several years, The Sheridan Press has built state-of-the-art digital capabilities that include a proprietary interactive customer portal that generates orders for high quality digital POD journals for a growing number of STM publishers.
The partnership provides Wiley customers with full order processing capability for print copies of journals. This new service reflects Wiley’s commitment to honor customer content delivery choices while providing a greater focus on digital publishing.
Craig Van Dyck, Vice President, Global Content Management, Scientific, Technical, Medical, Scholarly at Wiley says: “In a world which is increasingly moving to digital delivery of scholarly content we wanted to be able to continue to provide customers with the option of print if they wish. We’re delighted to be working with Sheridan to provide these Print on Demand copies for online only journals wherever and whenever they’re needed.”
Pat Stricker, President and COO of The Sheridan Press said, “The Sheridan Press is pleased to partner with Wiley. Outsourcing of this service takes advantage of Sheridan’s sophisticated POD order intake interface and e-commerce capabilities and provides Wiley another channel through which to meet the needs of their customers.”