Mary Ann Liebert

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a privately held independent publishing company founded by its president, Mary Ann Liebert, in 1980.[2][3] The company publishes peer-reviewed academic journals, books, and trade magazines in the areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences; clinical medicine, surgery, and nursing; technology and engineering; environmental science; public health and policy; law, regulation, and education.

Mary Ann Liebert
FounderMary Ann Liebert
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationLarchmont, New York[1]
Publication typesAcademic journals, books, and trade magazines
No. of employees100 (2000)[1]

The company's headquarters has been reported differently as New Rochelle, New York and Larchmont, New York.[3][1]

The company has been described as the first to establish a specialty in genetic engineering.[4]


A key focus of the publisher's titles is on niche topics overlooked by larger publishers, with new titles passing company board approval but eschewing traditional market research before starting publication.[1]

The company published more than 60 peer-reviewed journals as of 2000, including:[1][5]

The company's first publication was the Journal of Interferon Research, launched in 1981.[1] A couple of months later, Genetic Engineering News was launched, which by 2000 had a circulation of 50,000.[1] The combined circulation of all titles from the publisher in 2000 was 250,000.[1]

The company's top five publications by revenue as of 2000 were: Genetic Engineering News (50,000), Westchester Wag (50,000), Journal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine (5,000), Human Gene Therapy (2,300), and AIDS Research and Human Retrovirus (2,150).[1] Westchester Wag is an example of Liebert publications outside of medical topics, focusing on the social scene in Westchester County, New York; another example is Rinkmagazine, which focuses on skating and has a circulation of 8,000 as of 2000.[1]

In February 2018, the company launched The CRISPR Journal, a bimonthly journal devoted to publishing research advances and commentary in the field of CRISPR and genome editing.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Worley, Dwight R. (23 July 2000). "Genetic Genius". Business. The Journal News. White Plains, New York: Gannett. pp. 1, 2–D. Retrieved 31 July 2018 – via Part 2 of the article appears at .
  2. ^ McElroy, Emily; Kubilius, Ramune (2003). "An Interview with Mary Ann Liebert and Tom Mulak" (PDF). Serials Review. 29 (2). doi:10.1016/S0098-7913(03)00033-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2006.
  3. ^ a b "Company Overview of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  4. ^ Lancaster, Hal (6 August 1995). "Some people are born to be entrepreneurs". Wisconsin State Journal (Reprint from Wall Street Journal). Madison, Wisconsin. p. 1H. Retrieved July 31, 2018 – via
  5. ^ "Publication List A - Z". Mary Ann Liebert.
  6. ^ "The CRISPR Journal, a new peer-reviewed publication launching in 2018". EurekAlert!. Retrieved 2018-03-04.

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