Schattauer Publishers is an owner-managed company, founded in 1949, independent from media groups and investment firms. It is being managed by owner and publisher Dieter Bergemann. Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Wulf Bertram, as second managing director, is responsible for the scientific contents of the publishing program. Jan Haaf is the third managing director and deals with "new media". In addition, he is also a member of the management team for the publishing house Psychiatrie Verlag in Bonn.