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9 Wiley authors win Nobel Prizes

Hoboken, N.J., October 17, 2007John Wiley & Sons, Inc, (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), today announced that Nobel laureates in Chemistry, Physics, Economics, and Medicine are Wiley authors.

Congratulations to Dr. Gerhard Ertl, Dr. Mario R. Capecchi, Sir Martin Evans, Dr. Albert Fert, Dr. Peter Grnberg, Leonid Hurwicz, Dr. Erik Maskin, Dr. Roger Myerson, and Dr. Oliver Smithies on this recognition of their great achievements. We are honored and proud that they are members of Wileys author community, along with more than 350 other Nobel laureates who have published with us. Collaborating with this esteemed group of Nobel laureates reflects Wileys unwavering commitment to publishing cutting-edge research and sharing it with readers around the world, said William J. Pesce, Wiley's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Gerhard Ertl, of Germany, has received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces. Dr. Ertl is co-editor of the eight-volume Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, to appear in early 2008, and serves on the editorial boards of Chemistry A European Journal and ChemPhysChem, which are published by Wiley-VCH together with numerous European Chemical Societies.

Leonid Hurwicz, Dr. Erik Maskin, and Dr. Roger Myerson, all of the USA, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. All three Nobel laureates write for a variety of Wiley-Blackwell journals.

Dr. Peter Grnberg, of Germany, and Dr. Albert Fert, of France, were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance. Dr. Grnberg recently published a highly-cited review article in the Physik Journal, on behalf of Germanys Physical Society, the worlds largest physical society. With his colleagues, Dr. Fert has coauthored several articles that appear in Wiley-Blackwell journals.

Dr. Mario R. Capecchi of the USA, Sir Martin Evans of the UK, and Dr. Oliver Smithies of the USA were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells. The Nobel Prize winners have contributed articles to Wiley-Blackwell journals, and Sir Martin Evans is also on the editorial board of the Encyclopaedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine.


Contact: Susan Spilka
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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