Springer Science+Business Media is expanding its open access offerings with the acquisition of 12 journals from Hindawi Publishing Corporation, a commercial publisher of peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. The journals include seven titles published in cooperation with the European Association for Signal Processing, as well as four mathematics journals and one medical journal. The takeover of the twelve journals is scheduled for the end of March.
According to the company, the acquisition is designed to link complementary publishing programs and drive both Springer Open and BioMed Central, Springer's open access publishing units. Hindawi will continue to publish approximately 200 other open access journals.