Caister Academic Press

Caister Academic Press
Caister Academic Press
Status Active
Founded 1993
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Poole, UK
Nonfiction topics Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Imprints Caister Academic Press, Horizon Scientific Press, Horizon Bioscience
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Caister Academic Press is an independent academic publishing company that produces books and ebooks on microbiology, and molecular biology. The address for the editorial offices is in Poole, UK and worldwide sales and distribution is based in Haverhill, UK. Approximately fifteen new books are published each year comprising review volumes, practical manuals and reference texts aimed at the post-graduate, research and professional market. Under the imprint Horizon Scientific Press the company publishes the review journal Current Issues in Molecular Biology.

Aims and scope

Caister Academic Press aims to provide the scientific community with up-to-date and authoritative review texts on topical areas of microbiology and molecular biology. There is a focus on current research and emerging trends. Volumes on related technology and applications are also published.


The academic publishing company was founded in 1993 as Horizon Scientific Press. Incorporated as a limited company in 2001, the company became Caister Academic Press in 2008; the name Horizon Scientific Press was retained as an imprint.

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