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STM Online Services 2016-2020

STM Online Services 2016-2020

This report focuses on the scientific, technical and medical databases that offer online content or abstracting and indexing, and are sold to academic, government and commercial customers. This is one of the largest categories of STM publishing activity and the fastest growing. Many of the products and services have become "must have" information sold in multi-year, multi-million dollar bundles.

This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global STM online services 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 2015. Company performance is estimated through 2016. Market performance is projected through 2020. 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 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, and Global Legal Publishing 2015-2019, as well as the upcoming reports Global Medical Publishing 2017-2021 and Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2017-2021.


  • Methodology
    • Definition of the STM Online Services Market
      • Online Content
      • Abstracting & Indexing Services
      • Elimination
    • Scope of the Report
    • Sources of Information
      • Primary and Secondary Research
      • Methodology for Projecting/Estimating Results
  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Key Facts & Trends
      • Online Content and A&I Services Are the Fastest-Growing STM Activities
      • Thomson Reuters Exits Sector, Sells Web of Science and Patent Businesses
      • The Top 10 supply 65% of STM Online Services
      • Political and Economic Uncertainty Are Sky High
      • Platforms, Not Stand Alone Products, Have Become the Focus
      • The Next Step Is Dynamic Publishing
      • Reference Management Tools and Analytics Are Key to Progress
  • Scientific, Technical & Medical Online Services
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table STM Online Services Revenue Breakdown, 2013-2015 ($ in millions)
      • Table STM Online Services, Subject Market Share, 2015
      • Table S&T Online Services Revenue Breakdown, 2013-2015
      • Table Medical Online Services Revenue Breakdown, 2013-2015 ($ in millions)
    • Key Online Services Categories
      • Table STM Online Services, Major Market Categories
      • Sci-Tech, Standards and Patent Online Content
      • Training and Certification
      • Clinical Reference
      • Drug Databases
      • Reference Management and Analytical Tools
      • Sci-Tech Abstracting & Indexing Services
      • Medical Abstracting & Indexing Services
    • STM Publishing by Geography
      • Regional Breakdown:
    • Language Splits and Major Publishing Hubs
    • Currency
      • Table Global Currency Movements, 2013-2015
      • North America
        • Table STM Online Services, Geographic Share, 2015
      • Europe
      • Asia-Pacific
      • Rest of the World
  • Leading STM Online Services Publishers
    • Introduction
    • Leading STM Online Publishers
      • Table STM Online Services Leading Publishers Share, 2015
    • Clarivate Analytics
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • Wolters Kluwer
      • Company Overview
        • Table Leading STM Online Service Competitor Revenue1, 2015
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • IHS Markit
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • RELX Group/Elsevier
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • American Chemical Society
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • EBSCO Publishing
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • Truven Healthcare Analytics - IBM Watson Health
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • ProQuest
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • Hearst Health Network
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • Pearson
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • STM Online Publishing Strategy
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in the STM Online Services Market
      • Table Key STM Online Services M&A Activity, 2015
      • Table Key STM Online Services M&A Activity, 2016
  • Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in STM Online Services
      • Political and Economic Uncertainty Are At an All-Time High
      • Thomson Reuters Has Completed Exit from STM Online Services Sector
      • Otherwise, the Industry Continues to Consolidate
      • Scientific Powers Dominate STM Online Services Production, Sales Grow in Emerging Markets
      • Stand-Alone Products Have Evolved to be Part of a Platform
      • Dynamic Publishing Is Likely Next Step in Technical Evolution
      • Open Data Mandates Will Put a Premium on Discovery & Integration
      • Social Media Have Grown Engagement of Online Services Products
      • Altmetrics Go Beyond Author Pool to Understand the Larger User Market
    • STM Online Services Forecast
      • Introduction
        • Table STM Online Services Forecast, 2016P-2020P ($ in millions)
      • STM Online Content Forecast
      • STM Abstracting & Indexing Forecast
      • STM Elimination Forecast
      • S&T Online Services
        • Table S&T Online Services Forecast, 2016P-2020P ($ in millions)
        • Table Medical Online Services Forecast, 2016P-2020P ($ in millions)
      • Medical Online Services
      • Forecast by Geography
      • Forecast of Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading STM Online Service Competitor Forecast, 2015-2016P ($ in millions)

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