Cambridge University Press acquires 19 Australian Academic Press journals

Cambridge University Press and Australian Academic Press (AAP) are pleased to announce that Cambridge has acquired the AAP journals list. The AAP list, consisting of 19 titles either owned by AAP or published on behalf of several Learned Societies, expands and complements Cambridge’s existing journals portfolio of over 300 academic and professional journals.

The AAP journals are internationally recognised, peer-reviewed titles which specialise in psychology, neuropathology, rehabilitation and behavioural science. They proudly showcase Australian and New Zealand content alongside international contributions and several specialise in research within the geographical area of Australasia and the Pacific.

Simon Ross, Managing Director of Cambridge Journals at Cambridge University Press said: “We are delighted to be taking on the AAP journals which are a welcome addition to our expanding journals publishing programme. We’ve recently been building on our long established profile in Asia and Australasia, where our Australian office was founded in 1969, and the AAP list gives us an additional platform in this increasingly dynamic region. We welcome the AAP journals wholeheartedly and look forward to working closely with our new colleagues.”

Stephen May, Publisher and owner of AAP and President of the Australian Publishers Association, said: “As well as surpassing the business expectations laid down by AAP, Cambridge University Press was also chosen because it provides stability and scholarship-friendly principles. We felt Cambridge offered an attractive alternative for our Partner Societies, and we were also confident that the whole list, including titles owned and developed by AAP, would be in good hands.”

On the subject of AAP’s future direction, Amanda Hearn, Marketing and Sales Manager at AAP said: “This sale reflects AAP’s refocused strategy to further strengthen our position as a premier provider of psychological resources for both practitioners and their clients, as well as a niche academic publisher of high quality books and monographs distributed worldwide, both online and in print.”

For Cambridge this acquisition further demonstrates an ongoing commitment to Journals publishing, which has seen the journal’s business expand by over 54% in the past four years. The future will see continued emphasis on building an even stronger STM list to complement the world-leading and expanding HSS Journals list already published by Cambridge.

Cambridge will continue to publish the AAP list with current editors and Societies with immediate effect starting with all 2012 volumes.

Below is the list of the 19 titles acquired by Cambridge:

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy:

Behaviour Change:

Brain Impairment:

The Australian Educational and Development Psychologist:

International Journal of Disability Management:

Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling:

The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling:

Journal of Relationships Research:

Journal of Smoking Cessation:

Journal of Tropical Psychology:

Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology:

Twin Research and Human Genetics:

Australian Journal of Environmental Education:

Children Australia:

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management:

The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education:

Australiasian Journal of Special Education:

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology:

Queensland Review: