Informa agrees to buy Lawrence Erlbaum.
Informa Group's (London) academic and scientific division, Taylor & Francis (London/Philadelphia, PA), has agreed to acquire science and education publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA; Mahwah, NJ) from founder Lawrence Erlbaum and management. No terms of the deal, subject to regulatory clearances, were given.
LEA publishes more than 100 journal and scholarly titles, references and 200 new books a year under the imprints of Lawrence Erlbaum Associates and The Analytic Press. Journal titles cover topics in psychology, education, communication, communication disorders, and the management/organizational field. Titles include "Annals of Behavioral Medicine behavioral medicine
The application of behavior therapy techniques, such as biofeedback and relaxation training, to the prevention and treatment of medical and psychosomatic disorders and to the treatment of undesirable behaviors, such as overeating. ," "Early Education and Development," "Journal of Research on Adolescence" and "Pedagogies." Informa said that LEA had sales of approximately $21 million in 2005.
Lawrence Erlbaum, who founded the company in 1973, said "it is now time for LEA to benefit from being a part of a larger and more global academic publisher, and I am pleased that Taylor & Francis and I have come to this agreement." Taylor & Francis Group CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Roger Horton said "strategically, the acquisition of LEA will significantly support our expansion in two important subject areas, psychology and education, particularly in the important US market."
Informa has annual sales in excess of 200 million [pounds sterling] in the academic and scientific publishing sector. Informa division Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1000 journals and around 1800 new books each year, with a book backlist back·list
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