A publishing pioneer celebrating 65 years in the industry, Springer Publishing Company is known as an innovative nursing, social sciences, and medical publisher. Our books have won numerous awards, from the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards, to the ALA Choice Awards and the highly selective AAP PROSE Awards, and we offer over one hundred top quality titles annually, in addition to more than twenty journals. In all of our publishing areas, we are passionate about providing the best textbooks, professional reference and clinical books, apps, and digital products to students, instructors, and professionals.
Named one of the fastest growing independent publishers in the United States by Publishers Weekly, we continue to grow our product portfolio in nursing, psychology, social work, gerontology, public health, counseling, rehabilitation healthcare administration, and medicine. Our titles include:Family Practice Guidelines by Jill Cash and Cheryl Glass; the Social Work ASWB series of exam guidesby Dawn Apgar; and the influential and highly acclaimed Jonas and Kovner’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, now in its eleventh edition, edited by James R. Knickman and Anthony R. Kovner. Our successful journals include Minority Nurse, Neonatal Network®, Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, and Violence and Victims.
Demos Medical, an imprint of Springer Publishing, publishes award-winning medical titles for practitioners in neurology, oncology, pathology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Top titles include Brain Injury Medicine, Second Edition by Nathan D. Zasler, Douglas I. Katz, and Ross D. Zafonte; Buschbacher’s Manual of Nerve Conduction Studies, Third Edition by Dinesh Kumbhare, Lawrence Robinson, and Ralph Buschbacher; and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review, Third Edition by Sara Cuccurullo.
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History of Springer Publishing Company
Springer Publishing Company was founded in 1950 by Bernhard Springer, the Berlin-born great grandson of Julius Springer, who founded Springer-Verlag (to this day an entirely independent company, now known as Springer Nature).
Dr. Springer’s first landmark publications included Livestock Health Encyclopedia by Dr. R. Seiden and the 1952 Handbook of Cardiology for Nurses. Nursing publications grew rapidly in number, as Dr. Modell’s Drugs in Current Use, a small annual paperback, became the gold standard text for many years, selling over 150,000 copies over several editions. Dr. Solomon Garb’s Laboratory Tests for Nurses, first published in 1954, was also so popular that it made Springer Publishing Company one of the best known publishers of nursing books. Its six editions sold nearly 240,000 copies over 25 years. As the company grew, its publishing areas expanded to include medicine and psychology.
In its second decade, Springer Publishing Company continued to break new ground in publishing areas to reflect the rapidly expanding health care industry. Gerontology became a growing topic of interest, and in the 1960s Bernhard Springer published six titles on aging–more than any other publisher–and gave his company a leading position in the field. Meanwhile, publications in psychiatry and psychology continued to grow, with Should the Patient Know the Truth? by Dr. Standard, andDynamic Psychiatry in Simple Terms by Dr. Mezer. But it was The Picture Arrangement Test by the legendary psychologist Silvan Tomkins that placed Springer Publishing Company on the map in this field.
After Dr. Springer’s death in 1970, his wife Ursula, an honorary fellow of the Academy of Nursing, assumed responsibility for the company. Under Dr. Ursula Springer, Springer Publishing Company continued to expand, adding titles in social work, counseling, rehabilitation, and public health, in addition to publishing journals, annual reviews, and its first major reference, The Encyclopedia of Aging, now in its fourth edition.
In 2004, Dr. Ursula Springer sold Springer Publishing Company to Mannheim Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of the Mannheim Trust, a family business that has been actively involved in the health care industry for more than 130 years. Dr. Ursula Springer passed away in 2014.
Ted Nardin joined Springer Publishing as CEO in 2005 and oversaw the launch of the company’s eBooks and mobile apps. He also led the growth of the company’s book publishing programs in medicine, nursing, and social sciences. After 10 years in the leadership role, Nardin announced his retirement in 2015 and was replaced by Mary E. Gatsch.
Gatsch and a staff of experienced professionals, will expand upon the vision of its founders and continue to develop a robust portfolio of products, across a variety of media, that meet the needs of our customers across the globe. In 2015, Springer Publishing acquired Demos Medical Publishing, formerly an independent company, becoming a clinical medicine imprint, specializing in neurology, oncology, pathology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
In March of 2016, the company launched DailyNurse, a new comprehensive website serving the nursing community with updated resource for nursing careers, news, educational content, and more.
Springer Publishing Company has established itself as a leader in the fields of nursing, social science, and medical publishing. Celebrating over 65 years in business, the company continues to evolve as market needs transform, publishing top-quality and innovative academic and professional print and digital products for the health care and helping professions.