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Global Professional Publishing 2007-2008


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With competition at an all-time high in the legal, business, scientific/technical and medical publishing industries worldwide, informed market intelligence on how publishers can capitalize on the most lucrative opportunities and avoid the most formidable challenges is more critical than ever before.

Global Professional Publishing 2007-2008 provides a comprehensive, analytical look at the overall landscape of the $28 billion global markets for legal, business, sci/tech and medical information.

This report helps publishers position themselves for growth by tracking and evaluating key trends, such as:

  • Market size by subject: legal, business, STM;
  • Market size by medium: books, journals, newsletters, databases/directories, online services/A&I;
  • Segment growth drivers;
  • Individual publisher strategies for growth online and in foreign markets;
  • The effect of the open access movement on the professional publishing industry;
  • Key mergers & acquisitions activity;
  • Market share growth and business strategies of leading publishers.

The report offers a breakdown of industry revenue by major media (books, journals, online services/A&I, newsletters and databases/directories), and can be used to evaluate growth potential, understand trends affecting the industry, size the competition, review potential partner or acquisition profiles, examine revenue rankings and three-year forecasts, benchmark performance, and plan short- and long-term growth strategies.

Global Professional Publishing 2007-2008 is an essential tool for publishing executives, M&A advisors, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the business strategies driving the professional publishing industry.


  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
    • Table Breakdown of Global Professional Publishing Revenue, 2006
    • Table Breakdown of Global Professional Publishing Revenue by Media, 2006
  • Overview of the Global Professional Publishing Industry
    • Introduction
      • Table Growth of Global Professional Publishing Revenue by Market Segment, 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
    • Market Size
      • Table Breakdown of Global Professional Publishing Revenue, 2006
      • Legal
      • Scientific and Technical
      • Medical
      • Business
    • Media Breakdown
      • Books
        • Table Growth of Global Professional Publishing Revenue by Media, 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
        • Table Breakdown of Global Professional Publishing Revenue by Media, 2006
      • Online/Abstracting & Indexing
      • Journals
      • Directories/Databases
      • Newsletters and Looseleafs
      • Other
    • Leading Professional Publishers
      • Table Leading Professional Publishers, 2006 vs. 2005 (Ranked by estimated worldwide professional publishing revenue; $ in 000)
      • Reed Elsevier
      • Thomson Corp.
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Pearson
      • The Nielsen Co.
      • American Chemical Society
      • Informa
      • McGraw-Hill
      • Blackwell Publishing
      • Bureau of National Affairs
    • Acquisitions in the Professional Publishing Market
      • Legal, Tax, Business & Accounting
      • STM Acquisitions and Partnerships
        • Table Key Legal, Tax, Business, Accounting M&A Activity, Jan. 2006-Oct. 2007
        • Table Key STM M&A Activity, Jan. 2006-Oct. 2007
        • Table Key STM Publishing Partnerships, Jan. 2006-Oct. 2007
    • Professional Product Launches
      • Table Legal, Tax, Business, Accounting Product Launches, Jan. 2006-Oct. 2007
      • Table STM Publishing Product Launches, Jan. 2006-Oct. 2007
  • Books
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Global Professional Book Revenue by Segment, 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
      • Legal Books
      • Sci/Tech Books
      • Business Books
        • Table Global Professional Book Publishing Market Share by Segment, 2006
      • Medical Books
    • AAP Reports U.S. Professional Book Sales Up in 2006
      • Table AAP Domestic Book Gross Sales Report, 2005-2006 ($ in millions)
      • Table AAP Domestic Book Net Sales Report, 2005-2006 ($ in millions)
      • Table AAP Domestic Book Returns Report, 2005-2006 ($ in millions)
    • Title Output
      • Table Book Title Output by Key Professional Categories, 2005-2006
    • Leading Professional Book Publishers
      • Reed Elsevier
        • Table Revenue Growth, Leading Professional Book Publishers, 2005-2006 (Ranked by estimated 2006 professional book revenue; $ in millions)
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • Informa
      • McGraw-Hill
      • Pearson
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Thomson Corp.
      • Blackwell Publishing
      • The American Medical Association
    • Imports of Professional Books
      • Table Top 20 U.S. Import Markets for Scientific, Technical and Professional Books, January-June 2007 vs. January-June 2006 ($ in 000)
      • Table Top 20 U.S. Export Markets for Scientific, Technical and Professional Books, January-June 2007 vs. January-June 2006 ($ in 000)
    • Exports of Professional Books
    • Current Trends in Professional Book Publishing
      • Getting Medical Book Content to Point of Care
      • The Upside of Search Engines
      • E-Books Get Around
        • Table Estimated Global STM E-Book Sales, 2000-2006 ($ in millions)
      • Print-on-Demand in Demand
  • Journals
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Medical Journals
        • Table Global Professional Journal Revenue by Segment, 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
      • Sci/Tech Journals
        • Table Global Professional Journal Publishing Market Share by Segment, 2006
      • Business Journals
      • Legal Journals
    • Leading Professional Journal Publishers
      • Reed Elsevier
        • Table Revenue Growth, Leading Professional Journal Publishers, 2005-2006 (Ranked by estimated global 2006 revenue; $ in millions)
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • Blackwell Publishing
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Holtzbrinck
      • Informa
      • American Chemical Society
      • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
      • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Breakdown of Professional Journals by Segment
      • Table Breakdown of Journal Market by Number of Titles per Segment, 2006
      • Table Number of Global Active Academic/Scholarly Journals, 2006
    • Current Trends in Professional Journal Publishing
      • Renewal Trends
      • Journal Rankings
      • Journal Pricing
      • Author Fee Model for Open Access
      • Digital Still in Its Infancy
      • The Choice of Medium
  • Newsletters and Looseleafs
    • Introduction
      • Table Global Publishing Market, Professional Newsletters/Looseleafs 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
    • Market Size
      • Table Global Professional Newsletter/Looseleaf Publishing Market Share, 2006
      • Legal Newsletters/Looseleafs
      • Sci/Tech Newsletters/Looseleafs
      • Business Newsletters/Looseleafs
      • Medical Newsletters/Looseleafs
        • Table Global Professional Newsletter/Looseleaf Publishing by Title Output, 2004-2006
    • Leading Professional Newsletter/Looseleaf Publishers
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • Thomson Corp.
      • McGraw-Hill
        • Table Revenue Growth, Leading Professional Newsletter/Looseleaf Publishers, 2005-2006 ($ in millions)
      • Informa
      • UCG
      • Reed Elsevier
      • HCPro Inc.
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • American Bar Association
      • Bureau of National Affairs
        • Table Number of Global Active Professional Newsletters/Looseleafs, 2006
    • Trends
      • Who Do You Trust?
      • Content Alone Is Not Enough and Other Marketing Maneuvers
      • Merger and Acquisition Activity
        • Table Key Professional Newsletter/Looseleaf Mergers & Acquisitions, Jan. 2006-July 2007
    • Forecast
  • Databases/Directories
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Global Professional Database/Directory Revenue by Segment, 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
      • Business Databases/Directories
      • Sci/Tech Databases/Directories
      • Legal Databases/Directories
      • Medical Databases/Directories
    • Leading Professional Directory Publishers
      • D&B
      • IHS
      • Thomson Corp.
        • Table Revenue Growth, Leading Professional Database/Directory Publishers. 2005-2006 (Ranked by estimated 2006 global database/directory revenue; $ in millions)
      • Reed Elsevier
      • Thomas Publishing Co.
      • VNU
      • McGraw-Hill
    • Current Trends in Professional Directory Publishing
      • Market Undergoes Transformation
      • Global Expansion Accelerates
        • Table Key Professional Database/Directory Mergers & Acquisitions, 2006-2007
      • Adding New Features to Existing Content
  • Online Services/ Abstracting & Indexing
    • Introduction
      • Table Estimated Global Professional Online Services/ Abstracting & Indexing Revenue, 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
    • Market Size
      • Table Professional Online and Internet Services Segment Market Share, 2006
      • Legal Online Services/A&I
        • Table Representative Legal Online Services
      • Medical Online Services/A&I
        • Table Representative Scientific/Technical & Medical Online Services
      • Scientific/Technical Online Services/A&I
      • Business Online Services/A&I
        • Table Representative Business Online Services
        • Table Estimated Top-Line Global STM A&I Revenue, 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
    • Overview of the STM Abstracting & Indexing Market
      • Table Breakdown of Top-Line Global A&I Revenue, 2006 Sci/Tech vs. Medical
      • A&I Market Size
      • STM A&I Market Size After `Double-Counting' Eliminations
        • Table Estimated Top-Line Global STM A&I Revenue After Eliminations, 2005-2007P ($ in millions)
    • Leading STM A&I Providers
      • Thomson
        • Table Revenue Growth, Leading STM A&I Publishers, 2004-2006 (Ranked by estimated global STM A&I; $ in millions)
      • Chemical Abstracts Service
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • EBSCO
      • Reed Elsevier
      • IHS
      • ProQuest
      • CSA
      • Infotrieve
      • APA
    • Key Trends in the A&I Market
      • Demand for Federated Search Sparks Partnerships
      • Merger and Acquisition Activity Remains High
      • More Types of Content Move from Print to Online
      • Tools, Tools and More Tools
      • Continued Spending on Mobile
      • Decreased Library Spending
      • Individuals Gain Value for Publishers
    • Current Trends in Professional Online and Internet Services
      • Global Expansion Continues
      • Legal Information Companies Offer More Than Research Services
      • Search Upgrades Abound
  • Forecasts and Conclusions
    • Table Global Professional Publishing Forecast, 2007-2010 ($ in millions)
    • Legal Publishing
      • Table Global Legal Publishing Forecast, 2007-2010 ($ in millions)
    • Scientific/Technical Publishing
      • Table Global Scientific/Technical Publishing Forecast, 2007-2010 ($ in millions)
    • Medical Publishing
      • Table Global Medical Publishing Forecast, 2007-2010 ($ in millions)
    • Business Publishing
      • Table Global Business Publishing Forecast, 2007-2010 ($ in millions)
    • Conclusions

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