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Global Medical Publishing 2013-2014


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In today’s global market, it’s more important than ever to understand the dynamics of STM publishing. Rely on Simba’s Global Medical Publishing 2013-2014 to build your growth plan for this year and beyond.

This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global medical publishing market based on specific research and analysis of the leading competitors’ performance through 2012 with projections through 2016. Simba has used the information it gathered through primary and secondary research to estimate company, market, geographic and individual delivery channel performance for 2012. This research was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for professional publishing.

The overall market and each market segment are divided into five content delivery channels: books, journals, online services (including abstracting and indexing), newsletters/looseleafs/directories and other activities.

Global Medical Publishing 2013-2014 contains separate chapters covering the market, key competitors, and trends and forecast that include: 

  • Simba’s exclusive analysis of market size and structure
  • Perspective on which medical publishing products and services customers want most
  • Revenue and market share rankings of 15 leading global publishers
  • Geographic market sizing for the four major regional markets: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
  • Simba’s exclusive market projections to 2016 by publishing activity and more

Whether your focus is books, journals, online content or newsletters, you can trust Global Medical Publishing 2013-2014 to provide the inside intelligence you need to evaluate growth potential, understand trends affecting the industry, and size up the competition in the dynamic markets for STM content worldwide. Examples of some of the trends covered include:

  • The demand for full-text resources
  • The transition of e-publishing
  • Library cost pressures
  • The outlook for pharmaceutical advertising
  • Impact of new Information Technology initiatives in health care
  • Emerging markets in China, Brazil, South Korea and India
  • Disruption to traditional business models
  • Mobile device adoption and social media in health fields

Global Medical Publishing 2013-2014 is an essential tool for publishing executives, M&A advisors, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the business strategies driving the medical publishing industry.

Simba’s Professional Publishing market figures are global in scope. It’s a global market. If you’re competing in one or all of these segments, the competition does not conform to lines on a map. This report, and the others in the series, is produced to help executives make decisions in this environment.

Simba has a knowledge base from almost 20 years worth of perspective on these markets. This is not a static industry. It’s one that’s affected by rapid changes in technology, the economy, mergers, partnerships and public policy and library budgets. Simba’s experienced analysts and daily on the ball coverage is the bedrock for these reports.


  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Global Medical Publishing Market
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Growth
      • Journals
      • Books
        • Table Global Medical Publishing Market by Medium, 2010-2012 ($ in millions)
      • Other
        • Table Global Medical Publishing, Media Market Share, 2012
      • Online Services
      • Newsletters/Looseleafs/Directories
    • Medical Publishing by Geography
      • Key Regions:
      • Language Splits and Major Publishing Hubs
      • Currency
        • Table Exchange Rate Changes, 2011-2012
      • North America
        • Table Global Medical Publishing, Geographic Share, 2012
      • Europe
      • Asia-Pacific
      • Rest of the World
  • Leading Medical Publishers
    • Introduction
    • Leading Medical Publishers
      • Table Global Medical Publishing, Leading Publishers Share 2012
    • Reed Elsevier
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Wolters Kluwer
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Truven Healthcare Analytics
      • Company Overview
        • Table Leading Medical Publishers, 2010-2012 ($ in millions1)
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Springer Science+Business Media
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • John Wiley & Sons
      • company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Informa
      • company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • UBM Medica
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • American Medical Association
      • company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Thieme
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Hearst Corp.
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Igaku Shoin
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • BMJ Group
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Massachusetts Medical Society
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Athena/Epocrates
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • McGraw Hill Education
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Medical Publishing Strategy
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in the Medical Publishing Market
      • Table Key Medical Publishing M&A Activity, January - December 2011
      • Table Key Medical Publishing M&A Activity, January - December 2012
      • Table Key Medical Publishing M&A Activity, January - June 2013
  • Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in Medical Publishing
      • New Scientific Powers Emerge, Changing the Global Medical Landscape
      • Print Book Sales Are Falling, Replaced by E-books and Digital Collections
        • Table Medical E-books and Print Books, 2010-2013P
      • Online Is Now the Predominant Mode of Journal Delivery
      • Publishing Business Models Are Being Disrupted Worldwide
      • Print Advertising Has Declined for Several Years Worldwide
        • Table U.S. Medical/Surgical Journal Ad Market, 2007-2012 ($ in millions)
      • Mobile and Tablet Usage by Clinicians Is Growing, Changing Habits
      • ICD-10 Will Grow Directory Category, Lead to IT Investments
      • Impending Meaningful Use Deadline Lifts CDS Adoption, Faces Hurdles
      • Social Media Is Now in the Medical Publishing Mainstream
      • More Digital Content Is Being Made Accessible in Multiple Languages
      • Peer Review of Medical Journals Is Being Challenged
    • Global Medical Publishing Forecast
      • Introduction
      • Journals Forecast
        • Table Global Medical Publishing Forecast by Medium, 2013P-2016P ($ in millions)
      • Books Forecast
      • Other Forecast
      • Online Services/A&I Forecast
      • Newsletters/Looseleafs/Directories Forecast
      • Forecast by Geography
      • Forecast of Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading Medical Publishers, 2012-2013P ($ in millions)

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