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Global Professional Publishing 2008-2009


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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 2008-2009 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 2008-2009 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
  • Overview of the Global Professional Publishing Industry
    • Introduction
      • Table Growth of Global Professional Publishing Revenue by Market Segment, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
    • Market Size
      • Legal
      • Scientific and Technical
      • Medical
      • Business
    • Media Breakdown
      • Books
      • Online/Abstracting & Indexing
        • Table Growth of Global Professional Publishing Revenue by Media, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
      • Journals
      • Directories/Databases
      • Newsletters and Looseleafs
      • Other
    • Leading Professional Publishers
      • Table Leading Professional Publishers, 2007 vs. 2008E (Ranked by estimated worldwide professional publishing revenue; $ in 000)
      • Reed Elsevier
      • Thomson Reuters
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • Informa
      • Pearson
      • American Chemical Society
      • Bureau of National Affairs
      • McGraw-Hill
    • Acquisitions in the Professional Publishing Market
      • Legal, Tax, Business & Accounting
      • STM Acquisitions
        • Table Key Legal, Tax, Business, Accounting M&A Activity, January 2007-December 2008
        • Table Key STM M&A Activity, January 2007-December 2008
  • Books
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Legal Books
      • Sci/Tech Books
        • Table Global Professional Book Revenue by Segment, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
      • Business Books
      • Medical Books
    • AAP Reports U.S. Professional Book Sales Up Again in 2007
      • Table AAP Domestic Book Gross Sales Report, 2006-2007 ($ in millions)
      • Table AAP Domestic Book Net Sales Report, 2006-2007 ($ in millions)
      • Table AAP Domestic Book Returns Report, 2006-2007 ($ in millions)
      • Table Book Title Output by Key Professional Categories, 2006-2007
    • Title Output
    • Leading Professional Book Publishers
      • Reed Elsevier
        • Table Revenue Growth, Leading Professional Book Publishers, 2006-2007 (Ranked by estimated 2007 professional book revenue; $ in millions)
      • Thomson Reuters
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Pearson
      • Informa
      • McGraw-Hill
      • Oxford University Press
      • Cambridge University Press
    • Imports of Professional Books
      • Table Top 20 U.S. Import Markets for Scientific, Technical and Professional Books, January-September 2008 vs. January-September 2007 ($ in 000)
      • Table Top 20 U.S. Export Markets for Scientific, Technical and Professional Books, January-September 2008 vs. January-September 2007 ($ in 000)
    • Exports of Professional Books
    • Current Trends in Professional Book Publishing
      • The Era of the E-Book
        • Table Estimated Global STM E-Book Sales, 2000-2007 ($ in millions)
      • Search and Find and Profit
      • Print-on-Demand in Demand
  • Journals
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Global Professional Journal Revenue by Segment, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
      • Sci/Tech Journals
      • Medical Journals
      • Business Journals
      • Legal Journals
    • Leading Professional Journal Publishers
      • Reed Elsevier
        • Table Leading Professional Journal Publishers, 2007 (Ranked by estimated global 2007 revenue; $ in millions)
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • Holtzbrinck
      • American Chemical Society
      • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
      • Informa
      • Massachusetts Medical Society
      • American Medical Association
    • Breakdown of Professional Journals by Segment
    • Current Trends in Professional Journal Publishing
      • Table Number of Global Active Academic/Scholarly Journals, 2008
      • Renewal Trends
      • Open Access
  • Newsletters and Looseleafs
    • Introduction
      • Table Global Publishing Market, Professional Newsletters/Looseleafs, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
    • Market Size
      • Legal Newsletters/Looseleafs
      • Sci/Tech Newsletters/Looseleafs
      • Business Newsletters/Looseleafs
      • Medical Newsletters/Looseleafs
        • Table Global Professional Newsletter/Looseleaf Publishing by Title Output, 2005-2007
    • Leading Professional Newsletter/Looseleaf Publishers
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • Thomson Reuters
      • McGraw-Hill
        • Table Revenue of Leading Professional Newsletter/Looseleaf Publishers, 2007 ($ in millions)
      • Informa
      • UCG
      • Reed Elsevier
      • HCPro Inc.
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • Bureau of National Affairs
        • Table Active Global Professional Newsletters/Looseleafs, 2007
      • American Bar Association
    • Trends
      • Free Content?
  • Databases and Directories
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Global Professional Database/Directory Revenue by Segment, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
      • Business Databases/Directories
      • Sci/Tech Databases/Directories
      • Legal Databases/Directories
      • Medical Databases/Directories
    • Leading Professional Directory Publishers
      • D&B
      • Thomson Reuters
        • Table Revenue Growth, Leading Professional Database/Directory Publishers, 2007-2008E (Ranked by estimated 2007 global database/directory revenue; $ in millions)
      • infoGROUP
      • Reed Elsevier
      • IHS
      • Thomas Publishing Co.
      • Nielsen
      • Ingenix
      • McGraw-Hill
      • AMA
    • Current Trends in Professional Directory Publishing
      • Transition to Digital
      • International Expansion
  • Online Services/Abstracting & Indexing
    • Introduction
      • Table Estimated Global Professional Online Services/ Abstracting & Indexing Revenue, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
    • Market Size
      • Legal Online Services/A&I
        • Table Representative Legal Online Services
      • Scientific/Technical Online Services/A&I
      • Medical Online Services/A&I
        • Table Representative Scientific/Technical & Medical Online Services
      • Business Online Services/A&I
        • Table Representative Business Online Services
    • Overview of the STM Abstracting & Indexing Market
      • Table Estimated Top-Line Global STM A&I Revenue, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
      • A&I Market Size
      • STM A&I Market Size After "Double-Counting" Eliminations
        • Table Estimated Top-Line Global STM A&I Revenue After Eliminations, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
    • Leading STM A&I Providers
      • Thomson Reuters
      • Chemical Abstracts Service
        • Table Revenue Growth, Leading STM A&I Publishers, 2005-2007 (Ranked by estimated global STM A&I; $ in millions)
      • Wolters Kluwer
      • ProQuest
      • EBSCO
      • Reed Elsevier
      • IHS
      • APA
      • Infotrieve
      • Institution of Engineering and Technology
    • Key Trends in the A&I Market
      • Demand for Federated Search Sparks Partnerships
      • 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, 2008-2011P ($ in millions)
    • Legal Publishing
      • Table Global Legal Publishing Forecast, 2008-2011P ($ in millions)
    • Scientific/Technical Publishing
      • Table Global Scientific/Technical Publishing Forecast, 2008-2011P ($ in millions)
    • Medical Publishing
      • Table Global Medical Publishing Forecast, 2008-2011P ($ in millions)
      • Table Global Business Publishing Forecast, 2008-2011P ($ in millions)
    • Business Publishing
    • Conclusions

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