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Global Social Science and Humanities Publishing 2018-2022

Global Social Sciences & Humanities Publishing 2018-2022

This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global social science and humanities (SSH) 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 2017. Company performance is estimated through 2018. Market performance is projected through 2022. 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 STM Online Services 2016-2020, Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020, Open Access Journal Publishing 2016-2020, Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2016-2020, Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2015-2019, Global Medical Publishing 2017-2021 and Global Legal Publishing 2015-2019.


  • Methodology
    • Definition of Social Science & Humanities Publishing
      • Social Science
      • Humanities
    • Definition of Social Science & Humanities Publishing by Media
      • Books
      • Journals
      • Online Content
      • Abstracting & Indexing Services
      • Other Activities
      • Elimination
    • Scope of the Report
    • Sources of Information
      • Primary & Secondary Research
      • Methodology for Projecting/Estimating Results
  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • What Are the Social Sciences & Humanities?
    • Key Facts & Trends
      • Research Funding in SSH Continues to Dwindle
      • There Is No Dominant Player
      • English Doesn't Dominate in SSH, Though It Is Gaining
      • Books Are the Largest SSH Publishing Activity
      • Journals Represent Just Under One-Third of the Market
      • Open Access Taking Hold in SSH Book and Journals
  • Social Science & Humanities Publishing Market
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Social Science & Humanities Publishing Market by Publishing Activity, 2015-2017
      • Books
      • Journals
      • Online Content
      • Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) Services
      • Other Activities
      • Elimination
    • Social Science & Humanities Publishing by Geography
      • Language Splits & Major Publishing Hubs
      • Language Also Varies by Publishing Media
      • Currency
        • Table Global Currency Movements, 2015-2017
  • Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers
    • Introduction
    • Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers
    • Informa
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • RELX
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
        • Table Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers' Revenue1, 2015-2017
    • SAGE Publications Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • John Wiley & Sons
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Springer Nature
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Cengage Research
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • ProQuest
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • EBSCO Publishing
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Oxford University Press
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • American Psychological Association
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Other Leading Social Science Publishers
      • Books
      • Journals and Online Content
      • University Presses
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in the SSH Publishing Market
      • Table Mergers & Acquisitions in SSH Publishing, 2015
      • Table Mergers & Acquisitions in SSH Publishing, 2016
      • Table Mergers & Acquisitions in SSH Publishing, 2017
      • Table Mergers & Acquisitions in SSH Publishing, 2018
  • Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in Social Science & Humanities Publishing
      • SSH Research Funding Is a Fraction of STM, Continues to Be Threatened
      • SSH Book Sales Have Returned to Growth After Decade of Decline
      • Open Access Books Are Building a Niche in SSH Publishing
        • Table Leading OA Book Publishers Ranked by Number of Titles, 2018
      • Big Deal Journal Packages Remains Industry Standard, But Are Increasingly Challenged
      • Open Access Journals Continue to Gain Acceptance
      • The Changing Face of International SSH Publishing
      • Social Science & Humanities Disciplines Are Dynamic, Evolving
      • Social Science Researchers Face Obstacles Using Big Data & Other Quantitative Methods
      • Weaknesses in Peer Review Undermine Credibility of SSH Research
      • Publishing Success Rests on Discoverability
    • Market Forecast
      • Introduction
        • Table Social Science & Humanities Publishing Forecast by Publishing Activity, 2018P-2022P
      • Books Forecast
      • Journals Forecast
      • Online Content Forecast
      • Abstracting & Indexing Services Forecast
      • Other Activities Forecast
      • Elimination Forecast
      • Forecast by Geography
      • Forecast of Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading SSH Publishers' Revenue Forecast, 2017-2018P

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