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Global Scientific and Technical Publishing 2013-2014


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Global Scientific and Technical Publishing 2013-2014

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

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 through 2012 with market 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 Scientific and Technical 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 Scientific and Technical 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 Scientific & Technical 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 emergence of e-books
  • Library cost pressures
  • Emerging markets in China, Brazil, South Korea and India
  • Open Access and the disruption to traditional business models
  • Corporate demand for S&T content
  • Experimenting with Peer Review
Global Scientific and Technical 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 Scientific and Technical 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 Scientific & Technical Publishing Market
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Global S&T Publishing, Media Market Share, 2012
      • Journals
        • Table Global Scientific & Technical Publishing Market by Medium, 2010-2012 ($ in millions)
      • Online Services
      • Books
      • Newsletters/Looseleafs/Directories
      • Other
    • Scientific & Technical Publishing by Geography
      • Key Regions:
      • Language Splits and Major Publishing Hubs
      • Currency
        • Table Exchange Rate Changes, 2011-2012
      • North America
        • Table Global Scientific & Technical Publishing, Geographic Share, 2012
      • Europe
      • Asia-Pacific
      • Rest of the World
  • Leading Scientific & Technical Publishers
    • Introduction
    • Leading Scientific & Technical Publishers
      • Table Global S&T Publishing, Leading Publishers Share, 2012
    • Reed Elsevier
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • Thomson Reuters
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
        • Table Leading Scientific & Technical Publishers, 2010-2012 ($ in millions1)
    • Springer Science+Business Media
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • John Wiley & Sons
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • IHS
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • American Chemical Society
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • BSI Group
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • Holtzbrinck
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • Pearson
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • Informa
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • ProQuest
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • McGraw-Hill
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • Institute of Physics Publishing
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • Royal Society of Chemistry
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Science and Technology Publishing Strategy
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in the Scientific & Technical Publishing Market
      • Table Key Scientific & Technical Publishing M&A Activity, January - December 2012
      • Table Key Scientific & Technical Publishing M&A Activity, January - August 2013
  • Trends and Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in Scientific & Technical Publishing
      • New Powers Have Emerged, Changing the Global Research Landscape
      • Print Book Sales Are Falling, Replaced by E-books and Digital Collections
        • Table S&T E-books and Print Books, 2010-2013P
      • Online Is Now the Predominant Mode of Journal Delivery
      • Publishing Business Models Are Being Disrupted Worldwide
      • Dynamic Content, Services Offer Mobile Native Publishing
      • Publishers Invest in Interactive, Adaptive Educational Technology
      • Social Media Is Now In the S&T Publishing Mainstream
      • More Digital Offerings Are Being Made Accessible in Multiple Languages
      • Desktop Tools for Researchers
      • Publishers Focus on Content and Brand Uniqueness, Outsource Delivery
      • Traditional Publishers Explore Energy; Specialist Players Make Acquisitions
    • Global Scientific and Technical Publishing Forecast
      • Introduction
        • Table Global Scientific & Technical Publishing Forecast by Medium, 2013P-2016P ($ in millions)
      • Journals Forecast
      • Online Services/A&I Forecast
      • Books Forecast
      • Newsletters/Looseleafs/Directories Forecast
      • Other Forecast
      • Forecast by Geography
      • Forecast of Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading Scientific & Technical Publishers, 2012-2013P ($ in millions)

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