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Global Social Science and Humanities Publishing 2013-2014

Global Social Science and Humanities Publishing 2013-2014

This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global social science and humanities (SSH) publishing markets based on specific research and analysis of the leading competitors’ performance through 2012. Simba has used the information it gathered through primary and secondary research to estimate company, market and individual delivery channel performance in 2012. Company performance is projected through 2013. Market and individual delivery channel performance is projected through 2016. 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 Medical Publishing 2013-2014, Global Scientific and Technical Publishing 2013-2014, Global Tax, Accounting and Business Publishing 2013-2014, and Global Legal Publishing 2013-2014.

The overall market and each market segment is divided into four content delivery channels: books, journals, online services (including abstracting and indexing), and other, a category that includes live meetings, audio, video and CD-ROM information.


  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Global Social Science and Humanities Publishing Market
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Global SSH Publishing, Media Market Share, 2012
      • Table Social Science & Humanities Publishing Market by Medium, 2010-2012 ($ in millions)
      • Currency
        • Table Exchange Rate Changes vs. U.S. Dollar 2011-2012
      • Books
      • Journals
      • Online Services
      • Other
    • Social Science and Humanities Publishing by Language
      • Language Splits and Major Publishing Hubs
        • Table Use of English in Arts & Humanities Research by Country, 2008-2012
        • Table Percentage Research by Language and Subject, 1996-2011
      • Language Also Varies by Publishing Media
        • Table Social Science & Humanities Book Publishing, Language Share, 2012
        • Table Social Science & Humanities Journal Publishing, Language Share, 2012
  • Leading Social Science and Humanities Publishers
    • Introduction
    • Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers
      • Table Global SSH Publishing, Leading Publishers Share, 2012
    • Informa
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
        • Table Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers, 2010-2012 ($ in millions1)
    • Cengage Learning
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • SAGE Publications Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • OCLC
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Oxford University Press
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • EBSCO Publishing
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Reed Elsevier
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • ProQuest
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Cambridge University Press
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • American Psychological Association
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Other English-Language Publishers
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Springer Science+Business Media
      • Holtzbrinck
      • Pearson
    • Non-English-Language Book and Journal Publishers
      • Romance Languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
      • German
      • Japanese
      • Chinese
      • Russian
    • University Presses
      • Top Ten University Presses
        • Table Leading University Press Publishers, Ranked by FY 2012 Revenue ($ in millions)
      • The University Press Market
        • Table E-books and Print Books, 2010-2013P AAP StatShot University Presses
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in Social Science & Humanities Publishing
      • Table Key Social Science & Humanities Publishing M&A Activity, January - December 2012
      • Table Key Social Science & Humanities Publishing M&A Activity, January - August 2013
  • Trends and Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in Social Science & Humanities Publishing
      • Social Science and Humanities Funding Has Been Cut Worldwide
      • Social Science and Humanities Funding Is a Fraction of STM
      • SSH Is Losing the Battle Within the Library Budget
        • Table Impact of Journal Growth on Social Science & Humanities, 1986-2011
      • Social Science and Humanities Are Also Losing the Policy Battle
      • New Powers Have Emerged, Changing the Global Research Landscape
      • English Grows as the Language of Social Science and Humanities
      • The Role of Local Languages Varies by Country and By Discipline
      • SSH Disciplines Continue to Evolve, Taking Publishing with Them
      • University Presses Learn to Cooperate, Compete for Sales
      • Books in Various Digital Formats Remain Important
      • Book Business Models and Usage Patterns Are Also Changing
      • New Multimedia Projects Have Evolved; Transcend Traditional Databases
      • Publishers Are Also Growing Mobile, Social Media and Desktop Tools
      • Open Access Raises Uncertainty in Social Science and Humanities
    • Global Social Science and Humanities Publishing Forecast
      • Introduction
        • Table Social Science & Humanities Publishing Market by Medium, 2013P-2016P ($ in millions)
      • Books Forecast
      • Journals Forecast
      • Online Services/A&I Forecast
      • Other Forecast
      • Forecast of Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers, 2012-2013P ($ in millions)

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