Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2021-2025

Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2020-2025

This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global scientific and technical publishing 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 2020. Company performance is estimated through 2021. Market performance is projected through 2025. 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:

  • Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2021-2025;
  • Global Medical Publishing 2021-2025;
  • STM Online Services 2021-2025;
  • Open Access Journal Publishing 2020-2024;
  • Open Access Book Publishing 2002-2024;
  • Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2020-2024.
The overall market and each market segment are divided into five content delivery channels: journals, books, other activities (a category that includes live meetings, audio, video and CD-ROM information), online content, and abstracting and indexing services. In addition, elimination of trading within the industry between competing players is presented.


  • Methodology
    • Definition of Scientific & Technical Publishing
      • Journals
      • Books
      • Online Content
      • Abstracting & Indexing Services
      • Other Activities
      • Elimination
    • Scope of the Report
    • Sources of Information
      • Primary and Secondary Research
    • Methodology for Projecting/Estimating Results
  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Key Facts & Trends
      • Top Six Hold 46.7% of Scientific & Technical Publishing Market
      • Journals Are the Largest Scientific & Technical Publishing Activity
      • Online Content, Fastest-Growing Segment, Surpasses Books in Total Sales
      • U.S. Holds Off China in R&D Spend in COVID-19 Aftermath
      • Technical, Scientific & Professional Book Exports Fell in 2020
  • Scientific & Technical Publishing Market
    • Introduction
      • Table Economist, IMF and Freedonia Group World GDP Snapshot, 2019-2021
    • Market Size
      • Table Scientific & Technical Publishing Market by Publishing Activity, 2018-2020
      • Journals
        • Table New Scientific & Technical Journal Starts 2017-2021 YTD
      • Online Content
      • Books
        • Table AAP StatShot Sales, Education and Scholarly Publishing, 2019-2020
        • Table Scientific & Technical Book Title Output Trend, 2018-2021P
      • Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) Services
      • Other Activities
      • Elimination
    • S&T Publishing by Geography
      • Language Splits and Major Publishing Hubs
      • North America
      • Asia-Pacific
        • Table Currency Exchange Rate Movements for Asia-Pacific 2018-2020
      • Europe
        • Table Currency Exchange Rate Movements for Europe 2018-2020
      • Rest of the World
        • Table Currency Exchange Movements for Rest of World, 2018-2020
      • Currency Impact
  • Leading Scientific & Technical Publishers
    • Introduction
    • Leading Scientific & Technical Publishers
    • Elsevier
      • Company Overview
        • Table Elsevier's Strongest Scientific & Technical Book Publishing Subjects by Title Count, 2020
        • Table Elsevier's Journal Title Count in Chemistry & Physics, 2021
        • Table Elsevier's Journal Title Count in Earth, Space & Environment; Technology & Engineering, 2021
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific & Technical Publishing Strategy
    • IHS Markit
      • Company Overview
        • Table Leading Scientific & Technical Publishers' Revenue1, 2018-2020
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific & Technical Publishing Strategy
    • Springer Nature
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
        • Table Journal Title Count Leaders in Mathematics 2021
        • Table Highest Impact Journal in Key Science & Technology Subject 2020
      • Scientific & Technical Publishing Strategy
    • Clarivate Analytics
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific & Technical Publishing Strategy
    • John Wiley & Sons
      • Company Overview
        • Table Highest Impact Journals in Computer Science 2020
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific & Technical Publishing Strategy
    • American Chemical Society
      • Company Overview
        • Table Highest Impact Journals in Chemistry 2020
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific and Technical Publishing Strategy
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific & Technical Publishing Strategy
    • Informa
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific and Technical Publishing Strategy
    • EBSCO
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific & Technical Publishing Strategy
    • Pearson
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Scientific & Technical Publishing Strategy
    • Other Scientific & Technical Publishing Players
      • MDPI
        • Table New Scientific & Technical Journal Starts 2020 by Competitor
        • Table Underlying Growth Leaders 2019 vs. 2020
      • Frontiers Media
      • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in the S&T Publishing Market
      • Table Key S&T Publishing, M&A Activity, 2019
      • Table Key S&T Publishing M&A Activity, 2020
      • Table Key S&T Publishing, M&A Activity, 2021
  • Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in S&T Publishing
      • Academic Library Trends
      • Renew, Transform, Cancel: Libraries Are Choosing Their Big Deal Options Very Carefully
        • Table Journal Big Deal Cancelations, 2020-2021
        • Table Institutions Exchange Big Deals for A La Carte Purchasing, 2020-2021
      • Transformative Agreements
        • Table Largest Transformative Agreements by Number of Publications Covered
      • Average Journal Prices Increase Every Year
        • Table Journal Price Increase History for Key S&T Libraries 2017-2020
      • U.S. Holds Off China in R&D Spend in COVID-19 Aftermath
        • Table Research & Development Spending by Country 2017-2020
        • Table Research & Development Spending Forecast by Country, 2021-2025
      • Research Funders and Their Link to Publishing Activity
        • Table Leading Research Funders' Top Publisher by Articles Funded, 2019-2020
        • Table National Natural Science Foundation of China, Leading Publishers and Journals 2020
        • Table National Institutes of Health, Leading Publishers and Journals 2020
        • Table European Commission, Leading Publishers and Journals 2020
        • Table Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Leading Publishers and Journals 2020
        • Table National Research Foundation of Korea, Leading Publishers and Journals 2020
        • Table Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Leading Publishers and Journals 2020
      • Technical, Scientific & Professional Book Export Trends
        • Table Top Countries Importing Technical, Scientific & Professional Books from U.S. 2020
      • Technical, Scientific & Professional Book Import Trends
        • Table Top Countries Exporting Technical, Scientific & Professional Books to U.S. 2020
    • Market Forecast
      • Introduction
        • Table Scientific & Technical Publishing Forecast by Publishing Activity, 2021P-2025P
      • Journals Forecast
        • Table Projected 2021 Journals Price Increases by Priced/Billed Currency
      • Online Content Forecast
      • Books Forecast
        • Table AAP Q1 2021 StatShot Sales Data, Higher Ed, Professional
      • Abstracting & Indexing Forecast
      • Other Activities Forecast
      • Elimination Forecast
      • Early Book Export Picture Reflects Growth
        • Table U.S. Technical, Scientific & Professional Book Exports, January -April 2021
      • Forecast Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading S&T Publishers Forecast, 2020-2021P

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