This report focuses on the scientific, technical and medical databases that offer online content or abstracting and indexing, and are sold to academic, government and commercial customers. This is one of the largest categories of STM publishing activity and the fastest growing. Many of the products and services have become "must have" information sold in multi-year, multi-million dollar bundles.
This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global STM online services market based on specific research and analysis of the leading competitors’ performance. Simba has used the information it gathered through primary and secondary research to estimate company, market and individual delivery channel performance in 2015. Company performance is estimated through 2016. Market performance is projected through 2020. This research was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for professional publishing, including legal and business publishing, the results of which are available in the associated reports Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020, Open Access Journal Publishing 2016-2020, Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2016-2020, Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2015-2019, and Global Legal Publishing 2015-2019, as well as the upcoming reports Global Medical Publishing 2017-2021 and Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2017-2021.
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