September 7 – September 14, 2006 Edition

Spring Acquires

Research Publisher

Humana Press

9/5/06—German-based Springer Science+Business Media (, one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature, has acquired Humana Press, a major worldwide publisher of books in the fields of scientific and medical research. The Humana name will be retained as an imprint.

Springer STM (Science, Technology, Medicine), the world’s second-largest specialist publishing group, has 70 publishing houses in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and the USA and employs about 5,000 people throughout the world.

Products range across all media for high-quality content (books, journals, newsletters, CD-ROMs, databases, online services, seminars and conferences). The company publishes 1,450 journals and more than 5,000 new book titles every year and has a backlist of more than 40,000 titles. Spring STM publishes in 7 main fields: science, medicine, economics, engineering, architecture, construction and transport

Humana Press is a major worldwide publisher of books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine. Humana’s most popular products are the Methods in Molecular Biology series, the Cancer Drug Discovery and Development series, the Contemporary Cardiology series, the Neuromethods series, and the Methods in Molecular Medicine series.