The company was founded in 1807, during the Jefferson presidency. In the early years, Wiley was best known for the works of Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and other 19th century American literary giants. By the turn of the century, Wiley was established as a leading publisher of scientific and technical information.
Wiley is a global provider of content and content-enabled workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.
Wiley authors have received numerous honors, and Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in every Nobel prize category: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.
With about 5,300 employees worldwide, Wiley has operations in the United States, Europe (the U.K., Denmark, Germany, and Russia), Canada, Asia, Australia, Brazil, and Dubai. The company has U.S. publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in New Jersey, California, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Iowa, and Minnesota. Wiley's worldwide headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across the river from Manhattan.
Wiley content travels well. Approximately 50% of the company's revenue is generated outside the United States.