Social Science Humanities Publishing - Market Research, Industry Trends, Market Share

Published: 12/14/2018
Pages: 68
Full Study Price: US$ 2,500

Social science and humanities publishing, particularly research and specialty journal publishing, is dominated by English language. Social sciences and humanities generate revenue from products produced in all major languages with German, French, Spanish, Portuguese/Brazilian, Japanese and Chinese the largest.

The report includes an estimate of the global market size segmented by publishing activity:

  • Books
  • Journals
  • Online Content
  • Abstracting & Indexing Services
  • Other Activities

Major industry trends are identified, including coverage of recent merger and acquisition activity. Ten leading social science and humanities publishers are identified and analyzed.

Other leading publishers that just missed the top 10 and the university press sector are important contributors to SSH publishing and are the subject of a separate section.

The report concludes with estimated market sales for 2018 through 2022 and forecast top 10 publishers for 2018.

In this report, social science and humanities publishing (SSH) includes both student and professional-level content. No distinction is made between electronic or print media or revenue source. All revenue is included within one of five categories: books, journals, online content, abstracting and indexing Services (A&I), and other activities, whether published in English or other languages.

Social Science

The definition of social sciences in this report includes content from the following subject areas: anthropology, archaeology, area studies, communications, criminology, cultural studies, economics, education, ethic and migration studies, gender studies, labor studies, political science, psychology, race and ethnicity, religion and sociology.


Simba defines humanities to include the following subject areas: classics, history, information science, journalism, languages, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy and visual and performing arts.

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