Open Access Book Publishing

Nov 2, 2016
170 Pages - Pub ID: CURP15155097
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Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020

In today’s global market, it’s more important than ever to understand the evolution of academic publishing. Rely on Simba Information’s Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020 to build your strategy in this emerging market for this year and beyond.

This report explains the origins of the open access movement, gives a timeline for its development, but most importantly, Simba Information quantifies open access book publishing as a market segment. Simba used the information it gathered through primary and secondary research to develop a financial outlook for open access book publishing with market projections through 2020. This research was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for scholarly and professional publishing.

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Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020 contains separate chapters covering the academic publishing industry, notable publishers and programs, and issues and forecast that include:
  • Simba’s exclusive analysis of market size and structure
  • Title growth metrics
  • Open access book publishing by discipline
  • A look at key geographic markets that are pushing the development of open access books
  • A discussion of the market for non-English-language open access publishing
  • Simba’s exclusive market projections to 2020 and more.
Publishers and investment professionals can trust Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020 to provide the inside intelligence needed to evaluate growth potential, understand trends affecting the academic publishing industry, and size up the competition.

Industry Trends in Open Access Book Publishing include:

  • The continued evolution of open access publishing
  • The impact of open access in social science and humanities vs. scientific, technical and medical publishing
  • Prevailing publisher business models and experiments
  • Commercial publishers go small—for now
  • The impact of mandates
  • Opportunity for monographs and conference proceedings
Simba Information's report, Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020, is an essential tool for publishing executives, M&A advisors, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the business strategies driving the scholarly and professional publishing industry. Simba has a knowledge base from more than 20 years worth of perspective on these markets and the rapid changes in technology, the economy, mergers, partnerships and public policy that affect it.
Definition of Open Access Book Publishing
Scope of the Report
Sources of Information
Methodology for Estimating/Projecting Results
Executive Summary
What is Open Access Publishing?
Key Facts & Trends
Nearly 10,000 Scholarly & Academic OA Books Are Available on the Internet
OA Books Grow 30% a Year, Account for About $21M in 2015 Revenue
OA Books Continue to Experiment with Business Models
Most OA publishers Are European SSH presses
The Large Commercial Publishers Will Join the Party
Funder Mandates Will Give STM OA Books a Lift
But SSH OA Will Go Down a Separate Path
Chapter 1: Open Access Book Market
Origins of a Movement
Table 1.1: Timeline of Open Access Publishing, 2000 – 2007
Open Access Books Metrics
Table 1.2: Open Access Book Market, Various Metrics, 2013-2015
Open Access Books Market Size
Table 1.3: Open Access Book Market Revenue, 2013-2015 (Revenue $ in millions)
Funding & Mandates
Table 1.4: Directory of Open Access Books, Titles By Discipline 2015
Open Access Books by Discipline
What Type of Books Are Published Open Access?
Open Access Books by Geography & Language
Chapter 2: Notable Open Access Book Publishers & Programs
Leading Open Access Book Publishers
Table 2.1: Leading Open Access Book Publishers By Total Title Count 2016
Social Sciences, Humanities Presses Dominate the DOAB
Table 2.2: Notable Open Access Book Publishers Ranked by No. Titles, 2016
Notable Open Access Publisher Profiles
Amsterdam University Press (WRR in Dutch)
Australian National University Press
Bloomsbury Academic
Bohlau Verlag (Wien, Koln, Weimar)
De Gruyter
Gottingen University Press
Lever Press
MIT Press
Oxford University Press
SciELO Books
Springer Nature
Cooperative Open Access Book Programs & Trials
Knowledge Unlatched Ebook Foundation
Other Open Access Book Programs Not Included
Google Books
HathiTrust Digital Library
Project Gutenberg
Chapter 3: Open Access Book Trends & Forecast
Current Trends in Open Access Book Publishing
Open Access Is Not Done Evolving
Print Book Sales Are Falling, Only Partly Replaced by Digital
E-Books Have Become 'Journalized' & With Them Also OA Books
OA Books Build on a Culture of Cooperation
OA Books Will Capture a Significant Share of Emerging Market Output
Mandates Will Spread to Books
Authors Will Seek Quality
Major Publishers Will Not Play a Large Role in OA Books
Monographs & Conference Proceedings Are Up for Grabs
Mandates Will Help STM OA Books
SSH Books Will Largely Go Down a Separate Path
Open Access Book Publishing Forecast
Table 3.1: Directory of Open Access Books Forecast, Various Metrics, 2016P-2020P 41
Open Access Books Forecast
Table 3.2: Open Access Book Market Revenue, 2016P-2020P ($ in millions)
World Economy & Exchange Rates

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