Haworth Press

Haworth Press was a publisher of scholarly, academic and trade books, and approximately 200 peer-reviewed academic journals.[1] It was founded in 1978 by the publishing industry executives Bill Cohen and Patrick Mcloughlin. The name was taken from the township of Haworth in England, the home of the Brontë sisters.[2] Many of the Haworth publications cover very specialized material, ranging from mental health, occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry, addiction studies, social work, interdisciplinary social sciences, library & information science, LGBT studies,[3] agriculture, pharmaceutical science, health care, medicine, and other fields.

Haworth Press
FounderBill Cohen, Patrick McLoughlin
SuccessorRoutledge, Informa Healthcare
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Publication typesProfessional books and academic journals
Nonfiction topicsnon-fiction

Their first publication was Library Security Newsletter. Their early publications were all in the fields of library and information science and in social work. As of 2006, they expected to publish over 230 periodicals and over 100 books.[2]

In 2003, the Press developed a publishing program in popular culture, under the direction of Marshall Fishwick of Virginia Tech.[4]

In 2005, Haworth Press began using Pain Exhibit art on the cover of their Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. Art from the Pain Exhibit, which is an educational and visual arts exhibit, has been used on the cover of JPPCP from 2005 to 2009.[5][6]

In 2007, Haworth began the archiving of its journal content on the Portico service[7] That same year, Haworth Press was acquired by the Taylor & Francis Group and became part of Routledge and Informa Healthcare.[8][9] Bill Cohen, the publisher of Haworth Press, said the merge was motivated by the need for improved computer interface, for "digital permanency", and for increased access to consortial deals.[9][10]

Harrington Park Press re-launchEdit

Taylor & Francis acquired the non-fiction book titles from the imprint Harrington Park Press, but trademark rights to publish under that imprint in the future were retained by founder Bill Cohen. Harrington Park Press was re-launched in 2010 by Bill Cohen as an independent print/ebook scholarly book publisher distributed by Columbia University Press[11] with an emphasis on LGBTQ topics .


  1. ^ "Haworth Press, Inc.: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Haworth Press History". Haworth Press. 2006. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  3. ^ Healey, Trebor (6 December 2013). "Don Weise's Many Years in Gay Publishing Offer a Unique and Encouraging Perspective". HuffPost.
  4. ^ "Fishwick To Edit New Series Of Haworth Press Books On Popular Culture". 16 May 2003.
  5. ^ "Welcome to PainExhibit.org". PainExhibit.org. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Welcome to PainExhibit.org". PainExhibit.org. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Haworth Press to archive journals with Portico". Portico. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Taylor & Francis Group and Haworth Press". liblicense.crl.edu.
  9. ^ a b "Taylor & Francis Buys Haworth Press". Library Journal. 12 September 2007.
  10. ^ Strauch, Katina (November 2013). "ATG Interviews Bill Cohen". Against the Grain. 20 (5): 15. doi:10.7771/2380-176X.5193.
  11. ^ "Harrington Park Press". Columbia University Press.

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