About Kugler Publications

Since its foundation in 1974, Kugler Publications aims to be a small, creative and efficient global niche player in the fields of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology.
Our publications bring together the world’s foremost authorities and provide an optimal medium for the transfer of intellectual ideas, are generally acknowledged as being state-of-the-art. Our mission is to produce peer quality publications in the field of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, and related fields for an international audience. By doing so we aim to facilitate effective and efficient communication between scientists all over the world.

What we do:
Publication of books
Publication of journals
Congress organization (in-person or online meetings)
Congress materials (program books/ abstract book) for other congress organizers
Congress proceedings
Website design and maintenance.

We are always interested in hearing about plans for the publication of new books and journals from editors or authors with whom we already cooperate, as well as from those with whom we have not yet had the pleasure of working. So if you have an idea please send us information by e-mail or contact us directly at meetings.

Simon Bakker

We aim to keep his warm personal touch, and his way of doing business based on trust, friendship and long lasting relations incorporated into our everyday company culture.

Even today the spirit of the founder of the company, Simon Kugler (1926-1992), is still very much present. The past managing director, Peter Bakker, had the pleasure of working with him since the founding of the company. First as an advisor, and later on as a publisher. The current managing director, Simon Bakker, still vividly remembers working at Kugler Publications during school holidays.

Kugler Publications is an imprint of SPB Academic Publishing as of 1997.

SPB Academic Publishing

SPB Academic Publishing bv was founded in 1986 by Simon Peter Bakker (at the time already working with Simon Kugler at Kugler Publications), with publications encompassing the natural/life sciences. SPB was acquired by the Dutch company Royal Vermande in 1995. In 1997, Royal Vermande sold the (complete) stock of all titles to Backhuys Publishers. However, one year later Simon Peter Bakker was able to re-acquire the ’empty’ company and the imprint Kugler Publications, with all most of the book titles. An effort was made to restart publishing in the field of environmental sciences, which resulted in a handful of publications. As of 2000 no new publications were added to this catalogue to fully focus on Kugler Publications’ fields of expertise.