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Wiley Announces Major Redesign of Online Interface

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July 27 – August 3, 2006 Edition

Wiley Announces

Major Redesign

of Online Interface

Hoboken, NJ/726/06—Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a major redesign for new and select backlist reference works on Wiley InterScience ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/reference), the company’s online publishing platform. As part of an ongoing effort to aid researchers and professionals by providing more efficient search capabilities and new options, the redesign is the first step of a new initiative to upgrade the company’s online reference works over the next two years.

Offering a more user-friendly interface, the redesign features improved functionality including:

Expanded Article Display Options: All articles are now displayed in a full-screen HTML view; readership levels (Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced) are prominently displayed next to article titles for select reference works Enhanced Search Capabilities: Search terms are now highlighted within an article; advanced search screen now offers checkboxes for article type, such as standard article, keynote article, and protocol Easier Subject Browsing: Browse by title is more intuitive with the addition of a “tree” design that lists all articles in the selected topic and a “Collapse All” link that enables a quick reset

Features currently offered for designated online reference works, such as HTML and PDF article formats, Pay-Per-View (which allows individuals without a subscription to purchase reference work articles for $25) and ArticleSelect (which is a token-based service that provides access to articles in non-subscribed reference works to licensed Wiley InterScience customers), will still be available under the redesign.

Launching in conjunction with the interface redesign is Encyclopedia of Life Sciences( www.interscience.wiley.com/mrw/els), the first online major reference to be published under the new redesign. Originally launched online and in a 20-volume print set in 2001 by Nature Publishing Group, this resource spans the entire spectrum of life science research. Since acquiring the resource in 2004, Wiley has added and updated articles, as well as gradually incorporated all the material from Encyclopedia of the Human Genome. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences now features nearly 4,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles written by more than 5,000 scientists. Focusing on the molecular and cellular life sciences, the reference includes biochemistry methods and techniques, material on applied science, biographies, and general interest articles on ethics and the history of science.

Other upcoming online reference works that will be published under the new redesign include Materials Science and Technology,Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy, Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, Encyclopedia of Actuarial Science, Wiley Handbook of Current and Emerging Drug Therapies, Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Fiesers’ Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, Wiley Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials, and Encyclopedia of Environmetrics.

All key online reference works currently available on Wiley InterScience will also be upgraded to the new design over the next nine months, starting with the relaunch of Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences in September 2006. Other key titles included in the retroactive redesign are Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Current Protocols, Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry, and Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics.

For more information, please visit Wiley InterScience at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/reference.

About Wiley InterScience

Introduced in 1997 and launched commercially in January 1999, Wiley InterScience ( www.interscience.wiley.com) is a leading international resource for quality content promoting discovery across the spectrum of scientific, technical, medical and professional endeavors. In nearly a decade, Wiley InterScience has built its reputation by regularly adding new content and functionality; offering sophisticated search and navigation capabilities; and providing robust online manuscript submission and management tools.

Today, Wiley InterScience features must-have content from more than 2,500 journals, books, reference works, databases, laboratory manuals and the Cochrane Library, which is the world’s best-known resource for evidence-based medicine. More than half of Wiley’s journals on Wiley InterScience are digitized back to Volume 1, Issue 1 as part of the development of the journal backfile initiative. When the initiative is completed in 2007, in conjunction with Wiley’s Bicentennial, Wiley InterScience will be one of the largest archives of its kind with content dating back to 1799 and over 1.5 million articles of scientific and scholarly research.

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 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 .