Open Access Book Publishing

Published: November 2, 2016 - 170 Pages

Table of Contents

  • Methodology
    • Definition of Open Access Book Publishing
    • Scope of the Report
    • Sources of Information
    • Methodology for Estimating/Projecting Results
  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • 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
  • Open Access Book Market
    • Introduction
    • Origins of a Movement
      • Table Timeline of Open Access Publishing, 2000 - 2007
    • Open Access Books Metrics
      • Table Open Access Book Market, Various Metrics, 2013-2015
    • Open Access Books Market Size
      • Table Open Access Book Market Revenue, 2013-2015 (Revenue $ in millions)
    • Funding & Mandates
      • Table 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
  • Notable Open Access Book Publishers & Programs
    • Introduction
    • Leading Open Access Book Publishers
      • Table Leading Open Access Book Publishers By Total Title Count 2016
    • Social Sciences, Humanities Presses Dominate the DOAB
      • Table 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)
      • Brill
      • De Gruyter
      • Frontiers
      • Gottingen University Press
      • Informa
      • InTechOpen
      • Lever Press
      • MDPI AG
      • 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
  • Open Access Book Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • 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
      • Introduction
        • Table Directory of Open Access Books Forecast, Various Metrics, 2016P-2020P
      • Open Access Books Forecast
        • Table Open Access Book Market Revenue, 2016P-2020P ($ in millions)
      • Assumptions
      • World Economy & Exchange Rates


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.

Open Access Book Publishing Topics Covered:

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.

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