German Chemical Society Germany Parent company
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 (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. ^ von Lewinski, Silke (January 2008). Indigenous Heritage and Intellectual Property: Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore. ISBN 978-9041124920.
  2. ^ About Wiley-VCH on the Wiley website