Oxford, UK, July 11, 2007 — Wiley-Blackwell, which is part of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today launched Sociology Compass and Social and Personality Psychology Compass, online-only review journals in 2008.

To ensure that SHH researchers are conducting their research and supporting their teaching with as much sophistication as those in science, technology and medicine, Wiley-Blackwell has introduced new technology-driven tools such as teaching and learning guides, podcast series, and blogs designed specifically for researchers, students, and teaching faculty in the social sciences and humanities.

"Compass journals are introducing review journals to the humanities and combining the traditional-article based format with new technology offerings," says Philip Carpenter, managing director, Social Sciences and Humanities, Wiley-Blackwell.

Each online-only Compass journal publishes 100 authoritative, peer-reviewed survey articles, which survey current trends and thinking across disciplines each year. The articles are succinct and accessible and provide overviews of current research in the field as well as new thinking on key issues. The Editorial Board for each Compass journal is comprised of international experts and the fast publication ensures that the archive of articles is ever growing.

There are six Compass journals already available, including History, Literature and Philosophy, which are available for licensing by academic libraries, and Religion, Geography and Language and Linguistics, which are new this year and on free trial until September 30, 2007. For more information, visit www.blackwell-compass.com.

About Wiley
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Wiley´s 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 U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Wiley´s European operations are based in Chichester, U.K. 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.

Wiley-Blackwell was formed in February 2007 as a result of the merger between Blackwell Publishing Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.´s Scientific, Technical, and Medical business. Together, the companies have created a global publishing business with deep strength in every major academic and professional field. Wiley-Blackwell publishes approximately 1,250 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books with global appeal. For more information on Wiley-Blackwell, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com or http://interscience.wiley.com.

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