Parent companyJohn Wiley & Sons
FounderGerman Chemical Society
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationWeinheim
Publication typesAcademic journals, books
Official websitewww.wiley-vch.de

Wiley-VCH is a German publisher owned by John Wiley & Sons. It was founded in 1921 as Verlag Chemie (meaning "Chemistry Press": VCH stands for Verlag Chemie[1]) by two German learned societies. Later, it was merged into the German Chemical Society (GDCh). In 1991, VCH acquired Akademie Verlag. It has been owned by John Wiley & Sons since 1996.[2] The humanities section of Akademie Verlag and the Akademie brand were sold in 1997 to R. Oldenbourg Verlag, while VCH retained the natural sciences catalog.


  1. ^ Silke von Lewinski (January 2008). Indigenous Heritage and Intellectual Property: Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore. ISBN 978-90-411-2492-0. OL 12804172M. Wikidata Q105321272.
  2. ^ "About Wiley-VCH". www.wiley.com. Retrieved 2022-06-18.