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Macmillan: past and present

Founded in 1843 by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan, our publishing group has more than 170 years of history.

The partnership of the two Macmillan brothers led to the creation of innovative initiatives such as Macmillan Magazine, the forerunner of Nature, our most prestigious international publication.

They made their mark on the literary world by publishing world-famous authors such as Carroll, Hardy, Kipling and Tennyson. They were driven by learning and discovery –the same things that drive us today.

Macmillan is currently one of the largest and renowned international publishing groups, and belongs to the German Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

Macmillan Iberia is part of Macmillan Science and Education, the division that integrates seven recognised academic, scientific and educational companies: Nature Publishing Group (NPG), Palgrave, Macmillan Education, Macmillan Higher Education, Macmillan New Ventures, Digital Science and Digital Education.

Our division employs more than 5,700 people and provides content to 120 countries, where we support scientists, professors, journalists, editors, writers, and entrepreneurs to help transform learning and discovery.
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Nature, Prince of Asturias Award for Communications and Humanities, 2007.


The scientific journal Nature was first published in 1869 to diffuse scientific discovers and to enable researchers to publish their work. Nowadays, it’s the most prestigious scientific journal and reaches over eight million scientists worldwide.