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Social Science and Humanities Publishing 2009-2010

  1. 1. Get more info on this report!Social Science and Humanities Publishing 2009-2010January 21, 2010With the emergence of new technologies and the transition to digital delivery,professional publishers rely on Simba Information research to understand the future oftheir market and to guide their strategies. For this newest title to Simbas researchcatalog, Social Science and Humanities Publishing 2009-2010 analyzes the market sizeand trends shaping this segment of the industry.This all-new intelligence provides a comprehensive, analytical look at the overalllandscape of the social science and humanities publishing market, including: Simba’s exclusive analysis of market size and structure; Perspective on the demand for social science and humanities products; Revenue and market share rankings of leading publishers; Detailed profiles of leading Social Science and Humanities publishers worldwide, including McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Holtzbrinck and Cambridge University Press; and Simba’s estimates for market growth in 2009.The market for each segment (social science publishing and humanities publishing) isdivided into the following content delivery channels: books, journals, online services(including abstracting and indexing), newsletters/looseleafs/directories and other, acategory that includes audio, video and CD-ROM information.Additional InformationStamford, CT-Jan. 22, 2010-Faced with challenges from disruptive technologies, anuncertain future for its traditional publishing model and a titanic global recession, themarket for social science and humanities publishing has still managed to grow,according to Social Science and Humanities Publishing 2009-2010, the lateststrategic market report from Simba Information, a leading media industry forecast andanalysis firm.
  2. 2. The global social science and humanities publishing market grew total sales 1.6% to$2.4 billion in 2009. Poor economic conditions in the U.S. hurt book sales and putpublishers’ recurring journal subscription revenue in question as library budgets tighten.Social science and humanities publishers often take a back seat to the scientific,technical and medical (STM) publishing sector because revenue is tied to scholarlymonographs with niche appeal and journals that don’t attract the commercial interest oftheir STM counterparts. Still many small commercial publishers specializing in socialscience and humanities sustain levels of profit sufficient to satisfy their investors.These presses confront substantial challenges, but also encounter significantopportunities. Advanced software and techniques for composition, cheaper digitizationand file storage mechanisms, sophisticated online content management systems, andshort-run and print-on-demand services all help presses lower costs for newpublications and give renewed life to their backlist titles. Similarly, the growth of theWeb, powerful discovery tools such as Google and the other search engines, and theopening of new distribution channels such as have made it possible toreach new markets beyond university libraries.To exploit these opportunities, social science and humanities publishers must makestrategic investments in existing and emerging forms of publication, continuously reviewtheir more specialized processes and make technical and other investments whereverpossible to reduce costs. In addition, presses need to form strategic alliances amongthemselves to strengthen and improve the publishing services they provide to thescholarly community.This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global social science andhumanities publishing markets based on specific research and analysis of the leadingcompetitors’ performance. This research was conducted in conjunction with a largerstudy of the overall market for professional publishing.The market for social sciences and the market humanities are divided into four contentdelivery channels: books, journals, online services (including abstracting and indexing)and other, a category that includes audio, video and CD-ROM information.For more information visit or contact Dan Strempel at203-325-8193 x103.About Simba Information:Simba Information is widely recognized as the leading authority for market intelligencein the media and publishing industry. Simbas extensive information network delivers topquality, independent perspective on the people, events and alliances shaping the mediaand information industry. Simba provides consulting and reports that offer key decision-makers at more than 15,000 client companies around the globe with timely analysis,
  3. 3. exclusive statistics and proprietary industry forecasts. For more information, please of ContentsMethodologyExecutive SummaryChapter 1: Social Science Publishing Introduction Market Size and Growth Books Journals Online Services/A&I Other Leading Social Science Publishers Informa John Wiley & Sons EBSCO Cengage Holtzbrinck SAGE Cambridge University Press Oxford University Press Pearson plc McGraw-Hill Cos. Current Trends in Social Sciences Publishing Surviving the Digital Age Advancing Scholarship Takes a Backseat to the Bottom Line Can Technology Rescue University Presses? The Dawn of Open Access University Presses Biding Time Table 1.1: Social Science Market Size by Media, 2007-2009E Table 1.2: English-Language Social Science Book Titles by Subject, 2008 Table 1.3: Social Science Publishing Media Market Share by Segment, 2008 Table 1.4: Key Social Science Journal Titles by Subject, 2008 Table 1.5: Key Leading Social Science Publishers, 2007-2009PChapter 2: Humanities Publishing Introduction Market Size and Growth Books Journals Online Services/A&I Other
  4. 4. Leading Humanities Publishers Cengage Learning Informa Oxford University Press McGraw-Hill ProQuest Pearson Cambridge University Press EBSCO University of Chicago Press SAGE Other Humanities Players Abrams Cornell University Press Hackett Publishing Company Harvard University Press Penn State University Press Princeton University Press Yale University Press Current Trends in Humanities Publishing Humanities Publishing Challenges Threaten Advancement of Scholarship Mission of Scholarly Humanities Publishers Blurred Over Time Publishing Experiments Seek Ways to Address the Industry’s Challenges Seeking to Attract Wider Audiences to Humanities Books Why Did Library Budgets Shift to Journals? University Publishing Now ‘Out of Step’ with Academics; Strategy Needed University Presses Becoming Electronic for Survival? Libraries Are Told Open Access to Research Is Inevitable Table 2.1: Global Humanities Publishing Revenue, by Segment 2007-2009E Table 2.2: Arts & Humanities Book Titles by Key Subject, 2008 Table 2.3: Number of Active Arts & Humanities Journals, 2008-2009 Table 2.4: Humanities Publishing Media Market Share by Segment, 2008 Table 2.5: Leading Humanities Publishers, 2007-2009EChapter 3: University Press, Society and Association Publishing University Presses Segment Size Leading University Presses Oxford University Press Cambridge University Press Harvard Business Press The University of Chicago Press The University of California Press Yale University Press MIT Press Johns Hopkins University Press
  5. 5. Duke University Press Columbia University Press Current Trends in University Press Publishing Settling with the Google Book Search Settlement Online Publishing Driving Growth Presses Start to Merge with Libraries Print on Demand, E-Book Strategies Favored Threat of Open Access Piracy and University Presses The Plight of the Monograph Society and Association Publishers Segment Size Leading Society/Association Presses American Chemical Society (ACS) The American Medical Association (AMA) The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) British Medical Association Massachusetts Medical Society The American Psychological Association (APA) Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing American Institute of Physics (AIP) The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) The Royal Society of Chemistry The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Current Trends in Society/Association Publishing Electronic Publishing on the Rise as Print Ebbs Doing What It Takes to Survive Survey: Societies’ Primary Concern Is International Expansion Some Society Publishers Acknowledge Benefits to Open Access Table 3.1: Leading University Press Publishers, Ranked by FY2008 Revenue Table 3.2: Leading Society/Association Publishers, Ranked by 2008 Publishing RevenueCompany Profiles Brill Cambridge University Press Cengage Learning EBSCO Publishing Emerald Publishing Ltd. Holtzbrinck Informa PLC Maney Publishing McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. Oxford University Press Pearson PLC ProQuest
  6. 6. SAGE Publications Inc. University of Chicago Press John Wiley & Sons Inc.Available immediately for Online Download at 800.298.5699UK + +1.240.747.3093Fax: 240.747.3004