Guilford Press or Guilford Publications, Inc. is a New York City-based independent publisher founded in 1973 that specializes in publishing books and journals in psychology, psychiatry, the behavioral sciences, education, geography, and research methods. 2023 marks the company’s 50th anniversary. Guilford titles are sold worldwide.

Guilford Press
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FounderBob Matloff and Seymour Weingarten
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Key people
  • Seymour Weingarten (Co-Founder)
  • Tim Stookesberry (CEO)
Publication typesBooks, periodicals, and audiovisual programs for scholarly and general audiences.
Nonfiction topicsMental health, psychology, elementary and secondary education, research methods, geography.
No. of employees84
Official websiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Overview edit

Guilford was founded by Bob Matloff and Seymour Weingarten. Matloff retired as President in 2022, and the firm is now run by Weingarten (Co-Founder) and Tim Stookesberry (Chief Executive Officer).

Guilford Press has over 1,400 titles in print and typically publishes more than 55-65 new books in print and e-book formats each year.[1] The company also publishes 10 journals.[1] Guilford's workflow for accessible ePub e-books has been accredited as Global Certified Accessible, and they have begun to offer certified accessible ePubs[2] meeting WCAG 2.0 AA standards.

In the academic sphere, Guilford Publications has published books by Aaron T. Beck, who is known as the father of cognitive therapy and was the winner of the 2006 Lasker Foundation Clinical Medical Research Award;[3] Marsha Linehan, the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); and the founders of motivational interviewing, Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller. Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition, by Christopher G. Fairburn, and Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky, have been chosen for inclusion in the United Kingdom Reading Well Books on Prescription program, a selective list of self-help books that general practitioners, counselors, and community mental health specialists are encouraged to "prescribe" for patients with mild to moderate mental health concerns.[4] Mind Over Mood was also voted by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies as "the most influential cognitive behavioural therapy publication"[5] and was recommended by Scientific American Mind.[6]

In the field of literacy education, Guilford has published books by leading scholars such as Isabel Beck and Margaret McKeown (whose books on vocabulary have sold over 500,000 copies), G. Michael Pressley, Kathy Ganske, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Susan B. Neuman, and Linda Gambrell. Among Guilford's authors and editors are 13 past presidents of the International Literacy Association,[7] 47 members of the Reading Hall of Fame,[8] and 14 winners of the Oscar S. Causey Award for lifetime contributions to literacy research from the Literacy Research Association.[9]

Guilford exhibits at numerous professional conferences each year, such as those held by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Literacy Research Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the National Association of School Psychologists.[10]

The company's titles are regularly reviewed and featured in prominent news outlets, academic journals, and industry publications, Choice Reviews, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Guilford authors and their books are recipients of awards from the American Psychological Association, the American Journal of Nursing, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, among others.

Authors edit

Guilford's list of authors includes the following among others:[11]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "About Guilford Press". Guilford Press.
  2. ^ "Certified Publishers | Benetech | Software for Social Good". Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Receives Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research". Retrieved 6 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Self-help books to support mental health | Reading Well". Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  5. ^ Asthana, Anushka (9 January 2005). "New prescription for mental health: read a good book". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
  6. ^ Arkowitz, Hal; Lilienfeld, Scott O. (November 2006). "Do self-help books help?". Scientific American Mind. 17 (5): 78–79. doi:10.1038/scientificamericanmind1006-78. JSTOR 24921594.
  7. ^ "Past Presidents | International Literacy Association".
  8. ^ "Reading Hall of Fame – Current Members". Retrieved 10 July 2023.
  9. ^ "Literacy Research Association – Oscar S. Causey Award". Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Guilford Conference Calendar".
  11. ^ WorldCat search, 18 July 2020, with subsequent additions.

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