Global STM Publishing 2010-2011

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Published Dec 1, 2011 | 179 Pages | Pub ID: CURP6059305

Global STM Publishing 2010-2011

In today’s global market, it’s more important than ever to understand the dynamics of STM publishing. Rely on Simba’s Global STM Publishing 2010-2011 to build your growth plan for this year and beyond.

Global STM Publishing 2010-2011 provides an overview and financial outlook for the global scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishing markets based on specific research and analysis of the leading competitors’ performance through 2010. Simba has used the information it gathered through primary and secondary research to estimate company, market and individual delivery channel performance for 2011. This research was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for professional publishing.

The overall STM publishing market and each market segment is divided into six content delivery channels: books, journals, directories, online services (including abstracting and indexing), newsletters/looseleafs and other, a category that includes audio, video and CD-ROM information.

Scientific and technical publishing and medical publishing are covered in separate chapters within Global STM Publishing 2010-2011, which include:

  • Simba’s exclusive analysis of market size and structure
  • Perspective on which STM products and services customers want most
  • Revenue and market share rankings of leading publishers
  • Detailed profiles of 20 leading STM publishers worldwide
  • Simba’s exclusive projections for market growth and much more

Whether your focus is books, journals, online content or newsletters, you can trust Global STM Publishing 2010-2011 to provide the inside intelligence you need to evaluate growth potential, understand trends affecting the industry, and size up the competition in the dynamic markets for STM content worldwide. 

STM Publishing Trends include:

  • The demand for full-text resources
  • The transition of e-publishing
  • Library cost pressures
  • The use of social networking in STM fields
  • The outlook for pharmaceutical advertising
  • Impact of new information technology initiatives in health care

STM Publishing Companies

The STM market is split evenly between scientific and technical publishing and medical publishing. On top of the market is Reed Elsevier, which has held the No.1 spot in the professional publishing industry for more than a decade. Reed Elsevier leads the global STM publishing market. 

After Reed Elsevier, competition among top STM publishing companies remains stiff, with company Wolters Kluwer behind in the No.2 position. Wolters Kluwer has vaulted back into the market's No.2 position after it purchased UpToDate and Thomson Reuters' divestment of Dialog and Physician's Desk Reference

The competitive balance between these STM publishing companies will shift in 2012 as Wolters Kluwer plans to divest its pharma business and Thomson Reuters exists health care altogether. 

Report Scope 

Global STM Publishing 2010-2011 is an essential tool for publishing executives, M&A advisors, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the business strategies driving the professional STM publishing industry.

Simba’s STM publishing market figures are global in scope. It’s a global market. If you’re competing in one or all of these segments, the competition does not conform to lines on a map. Global STM Publishing 2010-2011, and the other reports in the series, is produced to help executives make decisions in this environment.

Simba has a knowledge base from almost 20 years worth of perspective on these markets. A static industry, it’s one that’s affected by rapid changes in technology, the economy, mergers, partnerships, public policy and library budgets, and requires daily attention to understand the trends and project the market’s direction. As the bedrock of its research collection, you can count on this attention to be paid by Simba Information’s team of analysts who set the industry standard on market intelligence for professional publishing.

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