STM publisher Elsevier has acquired Woodhead Publishing

Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publishing company publishing in the areas of food science, technology and nutrition; materials and engineering; textile technology; energy and environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment; and mathematics. The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing also includes Chandos Publishing, a library and information science publisher based in Witney, near Oxford.

“We are committed to improving research outcomes and researcher productivity,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science & Technology Books, Elsevier. “The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing helps us to achieve this objective. Woodhead’s global publishing program is complementary to Elsevier’s books portfolio and Martin Woodhead and his staff are as committed to content quality as we are.”