Wolters Kluwer provides trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers, and health sciences students with a focus on clinical effectiveness, research and learning, safety and surveillance, and interoperability and data intelligence to drive effective decision-making and consistent outcomes across the continuum of care. Wolters Kluwer in its current form was founded in 1987 with a merger between Kluwer Publishers and Wolters Samsom. Over the years, it has acquired other companies that have made it the conglomerate it is today.
A product of these mergers and acquisitions is Lippincott (LWW), the publishing arm of Wolters Kluwer today. We last profiled the publisher in 2014 under the name Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Lippincott is a leading international publisher of professional health information for physicians, specialized clinicians, residents, and students, providing essential information in a variety of print and electronic formats.
Not much has changed since we last profiled the publisher. Over the past year, we have received 152 books from Wolters Kluwer in clinical medicine, nursing, and allied health, 70 of which were reviewed. Year after year, Wolters Kluwer titles feature prominently on Doody’s Core Titles. DCT 2021 features 249 Wolters Kluwer titles in 73 specialties, 87 of which were selected by medical librarians as Essential Purchase Titles. On a scale of 0 to 3, 197 of the selected Wolters Kluwer core titles earned a high score of 2.5 to 3. Not surprisingly, many of these Wolters Kluwer titles have withstood the test of time. In fact, core titles featured in our 2014 profile are still core titles in 2021, including Hematology/Oncology classics DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, first published in 1982 and now in its 11th edition (2019), and the 14th edition of Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology (2019), which dates back to 1942.
The Wolters Kluwer health portfolio additionally includes content aggregator Ovid, a participant in our ebook discoverability program and licensing partner of Doody’s Core Titles.