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Eric Proskauer and Maurits Dekker founded the Interscience Publishers Inc. in New York in 1940. They specialized in scientific and academic books. After World War II, Interscience took over the distribution of Elsevier titles in the United States. They also opened a branch in London to distribute their works in Europe. In 1961, the publishing company was acquired by John Wiley & Sons.

Proskauer had earlier founded the Nordemann Publishing Co. in New York.

See also: Nordemann Publishing Co.


Abel, Richard, and William Gordon Graham, eds. Immigrant Publishers: The Impact of Expatriate Publishers in Britain and America in the 20th Century. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2009.

Fischer, Ernst. Verleger, Buchhändler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Österreich in der Emigration nach 1933. Stuttgart: Verband Deutscher Antiquare, 2011.

Fredriksson, Einar H., ed. A Century of Science Publishing: A Collection of Essays. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2001.

  • Location: New York
  • Period: 1940-1961
  • Publisher(s): Eric A. Proskauer (March 19, 1903, Frankfurt/Main - November 3, 1991, New York); Maurits Dekker
  • Main Focus: Scientific books
  • Number of Titles Published: unknown