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Global STM Publishing 2008-2009


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Stamford, Conn. - January 29, 2009 - Overall growth in scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishing fell a point and a half to 3.8% in 2008 to approach $16 billion for the English-language global market, according to Global STM Publishing 2008-2009, the newly released strategic market report from Simba Information.

The transition from print to electronic publishing has given STM publishers two ways to fuel revenue growth and the market leaders have taken advantage. Traditional models remain viable while publishers generate new revenue from the demand for tools to search, index, link, cite and manage the vast amounts of electronic information now available to researchers and clinical professionals.

The Online Services/Abstract & Indexing segment grew fastest compared to the other content delivery segments in 2008. Online/A&I grew 6.1% to $2.97 billion in the STM market. Publishers touted the demand for workflow solutions and many have aggressively reorganized their operations to meet it.

Medical publishing grew at a compound annual growth rate of 4.1% between 2006 and 2008, but growth dipped near the end of the period. Simba expects that medical publishing will continue to slow due to the severe economic slump and its impact on advertising, a medical publishing revenue stream that had begun to weaken in 2007.

The newly released Simba report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global STM publishing market based on specific research and analysis of the leading competitors and market performance in six content delivery categories. This research was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for professional publishing, the results of which are published in the associated reports Global Legal & Business Publishing 2008-2009 and Global Professional Publishing 2008-2009.

The report also includes detailed profiles of leading STM publishers such as Reed Elsevier, Thomson and Wolters Kluwer.

  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Scientific & Technical Publishing
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Global Scientific & Technical Publishing Markets by Media, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
      • Journals
      • Books
      • Online/A&I
      • Directories/Databases
      • Newsletters/Looseleafs
      • Other
    • Leading Scientific/Technical Publishers
      • Reed Elsevier
        • Table Leading Scientific & Technical Publishers, 2006-2008E (Ranked by 2007 worldwide revenue; $ in millions)
      • Thomson Reuters
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • American Chemical Society
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • IHS
      • Holtzbrinck
      • Pearson
      • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
      • Informa
      • McGraw-Hill
    • Current Trends in Scientific/Technical Publishing
      • Full-Text Resources in Demand
      • Digitization Projects Spread Rapidly Across the Industry
      • Library Cost Pressures
        • Table Median Expenditures, Association of Research Libraries, 1988-2007 ($ in 000)
      • Wait and See Web 2.0
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
      • Table Key Merger & Acquisition Activity in Scientific & Technical Publishing, January 2007 - October 2008
  • Medical Publishing
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Journals
        • Table Global Medical Publishing Market by Media, 2006-2008E ($ in millions)
      • Books
      • Other
      • Online/A&I
      • Newsletters/Looseleafs
      • Directories/Databases
    • Leading Medical Publishers
      • Reed Elsevier
      • Wolters Kluwer
        • Table Leading Medical Publishers, 2006-2008E (Ranked by 2007 worldwide medical publishing revenue; $ in millions)
      • Thomson Reuters Healthcare
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • CMPMedica
      • Informa
      • American Medical Association
      • Massachusetts Medical Society
      • British Medical Association
      • Thieme
      • McGraw-Hill
    • Current Trends in Medical Publishing
      • Pharmaceutical Advertising Wanes
      • Advertising Model Less Attractive
      • Effect of Consolidation
      • Growth in Health IT Expected
      • Fast Evolution in Mobile Medical, Workflow Solutions
        • Table Electronic Medical Products and Services
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in the Medical Publishing Market
      • Table Key Medical Publishing M&A Activity, January - December 2007
      • Table Key Medical Publishing M&A Activity, January - December 2008
  • University Press, Society and Association Publishing
    • University Presses
    • Segment Size
      • Table Leading University Press Publishers, Ranked by 2007 Revenue ($ in millions)
    • Leading University Presses
      • Oxford University Press
      • Cambridge University Press
      • Harvard Business School Publishing
      • The University of Chicago Press
      • Yale University Press
      • The University of California Press
      • MIT Press
      • Columbia University Press
    • Current Trends in University Press Publishing
      • Increased International Expansion
      • Online Initiatives Take the Forefront
    • Society and Association Publishers
    • Segment Size
    • Leading Society/Association Presses
      • American Chemical Society (ACS)
        • Table Leading Society/Association Publishers, Ranked by 2007 Publishing Revenue ($ in millions)
      • The American Medical Association (AMA)
      • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
      • Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
      • British Medical Association (BMA)
      • The American Psychological Association (APA)
      • American Institute of Physics (AIP)
      • Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing
      • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Publishing
      • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
      • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • Current Trends in Society/Association Publishing
      • Electronic Publishing on the Rise as Print Consolidates
      • Partnerships to Ride the Rough Waves of the Economy
    • Company Profiles
      • American Association for the Advancement of Science
        • Table Key Statistics: AAAS
        • Table Financial Overview: AAAS, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • American Chemical Society
        • Table Key Statistics: ACS
        • Table Financial Overview: ACS, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • American Institute of Physics
        • Table Key Statistics: American Institute of Physics
        • Table Financial Overview: American Institute of Physics, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • American Medical Association
        • Table Key Statistics: American Medical Association
        • Table Financial Overview: American Medical Association, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • American Psychological Association
        • Table Key Statistics: American Psychological Association
        • Table Financial Overview: American Psychological Association, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • British Medical Association
        • Table Key Statistics: British Medical Association
        • Table Financial Overview: British Medical Association, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Cambridge University Press
        • Table Key Statistics: Cambridge University Press
        • Table Financial Overview: Cambridge University Press, Fiscal 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • CMPMedica Ltd.
        • Table Key Statistics: CMPMedica Ltd.
        • Table Financial Overview: CMPMedica Ltd., 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • CSA/ProQuest
        • Table Key Statistics: ProQuest
        • Table Financial Overview: ProQuest, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • EBSCO Publishing
        • Table Key Statistics: EBSCO Publishing
        • Table Financial Overview: EBSCO Publishing, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Epocrates Inc.
        • Table Key Statistics: Epocrates
        • Table Financial Overview: Epocrates Inc., 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Holtzbrinck
        • Table Key Statistics: Holtzbrinck
        • Table Financial Overview: Holtzbrinck, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Information Handling Services Inc.
        • Table Key Statistics: IHS
        • Table Financial Overview: IHS, Fiscal 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Informa PLC
        • Table Key Statistics: Informa PLC
        • Table Financial Overview: Informa PLC, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Infotrieve Inc.
        • Table Key Statistics: Infotrieve Inc.
        • Table Financial Overview: Infotrieve Inc., 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
        • Table Key Statistics: IEEE
        • Table Financial Overview: IEEE, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Institute of Physics Publishing
        • Table Key Statistics: IOP Publishing
        • Table Financial Overview: Institute of Physics Publishing, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • The Institution of Engineering and Technology
        • Table Key Statistics: IET
        • Table Financial Overview: IET, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Massachusetts Medical Society
        • Table Key Statistics: Massachusetts Medical Society
        • Table Financial Overview: Massachusetts Medical Society, Fiscal 2007-2009P ($ in 000)
      • The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc.
        • Table Key Statistics: McGraw-Hill
        • Table Financial Overview: McGraw-Hill, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • The MIT Press
        • Table Key Statistics: The MIT Press
        • Table Financial Overview: The MIT Press, Fiscal 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Oxford University Press
        • Table Key Statistics: Oxford University Press
        • Table Financial Overview: Oxford University Press, Fiscal 2007-2009P ($ in 000)
      • Pearson PLC
        • Table Key Statistics: Pearson PLC
        • Table Financial Overview: Pearson, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Reed Elsevier
        • Table Key Statistics: Reed Elsevier
        • Table Financial Overview: Reed Elsevier, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing
        • Table Key Statistics: RSC Publishing
        • Table Financial Overview: Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • SAGE Publications Inc.
        • Table Key Statistics: SAGE Publications Inc.
        • Table Financial Overview: SAGE Publications, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Seitel Inc.
        • Table Key Statistics: Seitel Inc.
        • Table Financial Overview: Seitel Inc., 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Skyscape Inc.
        • Table Key Statistics: Skyscape
        • Table Financial Overview: Skyscape, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Springer Science+Business Media
        • Table Key Statistics: Springer Science+Business Media
        • Table Financial Overview: Springer Science+Business Media, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Thieme Publishing Group
        • Table Key Statistics: Thieme Publishing Group
        • Table Financial Overview: Thieme Publishing Group, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • Thomson Reuters
        • Table Key Statistics: Thomson Reuters
        • Table Financial Overview: Thomson Reuters, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • University of Chicago Press
        • Table Key Statistics: University of Chicago Press
        • Table Financial Overview: University of Chicago Press, Fiscal 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • WebMD Health Corp.
        • Table Key Statistics: WebMD Health Corp.
        • Table Financial Overview: WebMD Health, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)
      • John Wiley & Sons Inc.
        • Table Key Statistics: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
        • Table Financial Overview: John Wiley & Sons, Fiscal 2007-2009P ($ in 000)
      • Wolters Kluwer
        • Table Key Statistics: Wolters Kluwer
        • Table Financial Overview: Wolters Kluwer, 2006-2008E ($ in 000)

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