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Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 11:15:06 -0400
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Subject: Wiley News Release -- Wiley InterScience Launches Extensive
    Program to Digitize Journal Content (For Immediate Release)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
May 9, 2005
For Immediate Release

Contact: David Greenberg

Wiley InterScience Launches Extensive Program to Digitize Journal Content

Scheduled for completion in 2007, new backfiles will comprise more than
7.5 million pages

Hoboken, NJ, May 9, 2005 Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today
announced the launch of an ambitious new program to digitize back issues
of all its journal holdings, dating back to the 1800s, on Wiley
InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com), its dynamic online publishing

Wiley's digitization of legacy content is an ongoing project designed to
improve the research pathway and ensure content discovery is as seamless
and time efficient as possible. The project will continue through 2005 and
2006, and is scheduled for completion in 2007, in conjunction with Wiley's
200th Anniversary. The completed backfile will span two centuries of
scientific research and comprise over 7.5 million pages – one of the
largest archives of its kind issued by a single publisher.

"Wiley's program to digitize archival journal content began in March 2003
with Polymer Science, and has continued to grow each year," said Susan
King, Vice President, STM and Wiley InterScience Marketing, John Wiley &
Sons, Inc. "The response from librarians and researchers has been
extraordinary, reinforcing our commitment to continue to make archival
journal content available online. We're thrilled that the culmination of
this program coincides with Wiley's 200th Anniversary, and can think of no
better time to celebrate its completion."

Building upon the successes of Backfile Collections including Angewandte
Chemie International Edition, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Biophysics,
Chemistry, Materials Science, Neuroscience, and Polymer Science, Wiley's
program expands over the next two years as additional journal backfiles
are launched in a wide range of tightly defined disciplines. More than 20
collections will be available in 2007 when this large-scale digitization
project is completed. All subject collections will be distinct, with no
overlap. All journals are unique to each collection.

Freeing researchers from the limitations of partial perspectives, all
Backfile Collections are integrated with current web-based content and
offer the same flexible retrieval and printing capabilities. The
Collections represent a comprehensive archival solution – and resolve
issues of limited shelf space, collection gaps, materials degradation, and
access. With the launch of each new collection, journal content that has
been unavailable for decades is rescued, preserved, and reintroduced to
researchers and scientists worldwide.

In early 2005, Wiley InterScience launched the Cell & Developmental
Biology and Analytical Sciences Backfile Collections. In June, the Journal
of Pathology Backfile and the Genetics and Evolution Backfile Collection
will be added to the growing list of digitized archival journal articles.  
The Numerical Engineering Backfile Collection will follow in August.

The Journal of Pathology Backfile spans 103 years of digitized content and
provides subscribers with almost 8,700 research articles and 75,000 pages.

The Genetics and Evolution Backfile Collection spans 92 years of digitized
back-issue content across 12 leading journal titles. The collection
provides a backfile resource for core research across the disciplines of
genetics, paleontology, archaeology, forensics, evolution, and molecular
studies. With this launch, subscribers have access to almost 25,000
research articles and almost 300,000 pages.

The Numerical Engineering Backfile Collection spans 28 years of new
content across 8 journal titles. The collection will provide subscribers
with almost 9,000 research articles and over 150,000 pages.

Other collections scheduled for release in 2005 include the Chemistry
Societies Backfile Collection (September), Physics and Astronomy
(November), and Medicine (December).

Backfile collections consist of journal content extending to Volume 1,
Issue 1 and some include journals dating back to 1799. All journal
articles are presented in a fully searchable PDF format, with abstracts,
bibliographic content, and literature citations all available in HTML,
allowing for both internal linking to cited content located on Wiley
InterScience, -- including journals, books, databases, and reference works
and external linking via CrossRef/DOI, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, CAS,
and other major A&I services to the content of hundreds of publishers

For more information about Backfile Collections currently available as
well as forthcoming ones, please visit Wiley InterScience at

Note to editors:

Journals included in the Genetics and Evolution Backfile Collection are:  
American Journal of Human Biology, American Journal of Medical Genetics
Parts A & B, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Journal
of Primatology, Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews,
Genetic Epidemiology, Human Mutation, International Journal of
Osteoarchaeology, Journal of Experimental Zoology, Mental Retardation and
Development Disabilities Research Reviews, Teratology (now published as
Birth Defects Research Parts A, B, & C), and Zoo Biology.

Journals included in the Numerical Engineering Backfile Collection are:
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Communications
in Numerical Methods in Engineering, International Journal for Numerical
Methods in Fluids, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical
Methods in Geomechanics, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications,
International Journal of Numerical Modelling, Electronic Networks, Devices
and Fields, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, and
Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences.

About Wiley InterScience

Since its commercial launch in January 1999, Wiley InterScience
(www.interscience.wiley.com) has earned its reputation as a world-leading
Internet resource for quality research material promoting discovery across
the spectrum of scientific, technical, medical and professional endeavors.  
Today Wiley InterScience features a vast reservoir of must- have content
from almost 2000 journals, books, reference works, databases, and Current
Protocols laboratory manuals.

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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 www.wiley.com.