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Open Access Book Publishing 2018-2022

Open Access Book Publishing 2018-2022

This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global scholarly open access book 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 individual company and market 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 Journal Publishing 2018-2022, Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2016-2020, Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2017-2021, Global Medical Publishing 2017-2021, Scholarly and Professional E-Book Publishing 2018-2022 and Global Legal Publishing 2015-2019.

The overall market is divided into constituent subject categories of science and technology, medical, law, business and social science and humanities publishing. Only scholarly publishing is included. This excludes trade publishing.


  • Methodology
    • Definition of Open Access Book Publishing
    • Scope of the Report
    • Sources of Information
    • Methodology for Projecting/Estimating Results
  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • What is Open Access Publishing?
    • Key Facts & Trends
      • OA Books Reach $37 million, Up 31.7%
      • OA Books Continue to Experiment with Business Models
      • Most OA Publishers Are European SSH Presses
      • The Large STM Commercial Publishers Will Be Slow Join the Party
      • Funder Mandates Give STM OA Books a Lift
      • Social Sciences & Humanities OA Will Go Down a Separate Path
  • Open Access Book Market
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Revenue
        • Table Open Access Book Market Revenue, 2013-2017 ($ in millions)
      • What is an OA Book Worth?
      • OA Metrics
        • Table Directory of Open Access Books Metrics, 2013-2017
        • Table OA Books Published by InTechOpen, Springer Nature & Knowledge Unlatched, 2013-2017
      • OA Funding & Mandates
      • OA Books by Discipline
      • Book Type
      • OA Books by Geography and Language
  • Notable Open Access Book Publishers & Programs
    • Introduction
    • Leading Open Access Publishers
    • Social Science and Humanities Presses Dominate the DOAB
      • Table Leading OA Book Publishers Ranked by Number of Titles, 2018
    • Leading OA Book Publishers by Revenue
      • Table Leading OA Book Publishers' Revenue, 2015-2017 ($ in millions)
    • Notable OA Publisher Profiles
      • Amsterdam University Press (WRR in Dutch)
      • Australian National University Press (ANU Press)
      • Bloomsbury Academic
      • Bohlau Verlag
      • Bookboon.com
      • Brill
      • De Gruyter
      • Frontiers
      • Gottingen University Press
      • Informa PLC
      • InTechOpen
      • Lever Press
      • MDPI AG
      • Oxford University Press (OUP)
      • Presses Universitaires de Rennes (PUR)
      • Punctum Books
      • Springer Nature
      • transcript Verlag
    • Cooperative OA Book Programs and Trials
      • Google Books
      • HathiTrust Digital Library
      • Knowledge Unlatched
      • MUSE Open
        • Table Cooperative OA Book Programs, 2018
      • Project Gutenberg
      • SciELO Books
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in the Open Book Publishing Market
  • Open Access Book Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in Open Access Book Publishing
      • Viability of Open Access Books Remains Uncertain
      • Social Science & Humanities Books Will Largely Go Down a Separate Path
      • Springer Nature Will Play a Large Role in OA Books
      • Mandates Spread to Books
      • Open Access Is Not Done Evolving
      • Print Book Sales Are Falling, Only Part Replaced by E-Books
      • OA Books Bring Gains, But Also Complications like Double Dipping
      • OA Books Build on a Culture of Cooperation
      • Emerging Markets Fertile Ground for OA Books
      • Monographs and Conference Proceedings Are Up for Grabs
    • Open Access Book Publishing Market Forecast
      • Introduction
        • Table Open Access Book Market Revenue, 2018P-2022P ($ in millions)
      • Open Access Books Forecast
        • Table Directory of Open Access Book Forecast, 2018P-2022P
      • Assumptions
      • World Economy and Exchange Rates
      • Revenue Forecast of Top 5 OA Book Publishers
        • Table Leading Open Book Publishers Forecast, 2017-2018P ($ in millions)

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