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Springer boosts social science programme

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Springer has acquired 29 journals from Transaction Publishers in an asset deal. The titles, including the flagship journal Society, are said to be at the forefront of contemporary thought in established disciplines such as political science, history, sociology, anthropology, and psychology. This acquisition is expected to strengthen Springer’s existing position in the humanities and social sciences.

‘The journals publishing environment is now highly competitive. We believe that placing the Transaction family of periodical publications within the far larger Springer journals activities will offer benefits to journal editors, readers, and the societies for which many of the journals are published,’ explained Irving Louis Horowitz, chairman of the board of Transaction Publishers, in a letter to board members, editors and personnel. Horowitz will also act as senior editorial advisor to Springer.