SAGE Publications Acquires Hodder Arnold's Journals Johns, Valerie 12 Jun 2006 18:23 UTC

June 12, 2006


SAGE Publications and Hodder Education are pleased to announce the
acquisition by SAGE Publications of Hodder Arnold's journals list,
incorporating 33 titles.  The Arnold list complements SAGE's existing
portfolio of over 400 academic and professional journals and enhances
significantly its offering in the medical market.

SAGE will continue to publish all journals with the existing editors as
of today. The Arnold list joins SAGE's very strong portfolio of journals
in social sciences and scientific, technical and medical (STM)

"We are delighted to have acquired such a robust list of journals from
Hodder Arnold", said Blaise R. Simqu, President and CEO of the SAGE
Publications group of companies. "The acquisition enables us to grow our
already significant content in social sciences but crucially,
contributes to our plans to build our portfolio of titles in STM journal
publishing, and medical journals in particular."

This transaction reflects Hodder Education's strategy to build on its
strengths in book publishing in the knowledge that academic journals
publishing has become a specialised activity best conducted by larger
journals publishers such as  SAGE.  "We are pleased that we have managed
to find an excellent home for this important list of journals which we
have nurtured over many years," said Philip Walters, Managing Director
of Hodder Education.

SAGE Publications is already a global player in social sciences
publishing with over 350 social science journals and a burgeoning books

"Our ambitions to develop a global STM publishing program are already
well under way," added Stephen Barr, Managing Director of SAGE
Publications in London.  "We have 63 STM titles, a small number in
engineering and materials science and the rest in medical and life
sciences.  We have a talented STM team both in California and London
with plans to grow the team and the program quickly."

"This is an exciting moment for SAGE," said Stephen.  "Including the
Arnold acquisition, our new global program now includes nearly 50 ISI
ranked journals across the health sciences.  We now have an excellent
international mix in our medical publishing business, which will
reinforce our reputation as the natural home for authors, editors and
societies, on a global scale".

Hodder Education was advised by the van Tulleken Company.


About SAGE
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals,
books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional
markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global
community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning
a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social
sciences, and science, technology and medicine. SAGE Publications, a
privately owned corporation, has principal offices in California, USA,
London, UK, and New Delhi, India.

About Hodder
Hodder Education is a division of Hodder Headline, a company in the
Hachette Livre group.  With over 100 years of educational publishing
experience, Hodder Education is one of the leading educational
publishers in the UK.  For further information, please go to:

Full List of Journals Acquired:

Health Sciences:
Chronic Respiratory Disease
Clinical Rehabilitation
Clinical Trials
Human and Experimental Toxicology
Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Multiple Sclerosis
Nursing Ethics
Palliative Medicine
Toxicology and Industrial Health
Vascular Medicine Review

Process in Human Geography
The Holocene
Progress in Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Progress in Development Studies

Cultural and Social History
German History
War in History

Child Language Teaching and Therapy
Language Teaching Research
Language Testing
Second Language Research

Statistical Methods in Medical Research
Statistical Modelling

Building Services Engineering Research and Technology
Lighting Research & Technology
Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control

Law, Culture and the Humanities
Qualitative Research in Psychology

Juliet Upton
SAGE Publications, London
Tel:  +44 (0)7811 440918

Philip Walters
Hodder Education, London.
Tel: +44 (0)2078736236