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.

Humanities

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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Table Of Contents

  • Methodology
    • Definition of Social Science & Humanities Publishing
      • Social Science
      • Humanities
    • Definition of Social Science & Humanities Publishing by Media
      • Books
      • Journals
      • Online Content
      • Abstracting & Indexing Services
      • Other Activities
      • Elimination
    • Scope of the Report
    • Sources of Information
      • Primary & Secondary Research
      • Methodology for Projecting/Estimating Results
  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • What Are the Social Sciences & Humanities?
    • Key Facts & Trends
      • Research Funding in SSH Continues to Dwindle
      • There Is No Dominant Player
      • English Doesn't Dominate in SSH, Though It Is Gaining
      • Books Are the Largest SSH Publishing Activity
      • Journals Represent Just Under One-Third of the Market
      • Open Access Taking Hold in SSH Book and Journals
  • Social Science & Humanities Publishing Market
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Social Science & Humanities Publishing Market by Publishing Activity, 2015-2017
      • Books
      • Journals
      • Online Content
      • Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) Services
      • Other Activities
      • Elimination
    • Social Science & Humanities Publishing by Geography
      • Language Splits & Major Publishing Hubs
      • Language Also Varies by Publishing Media
      • Currency
        • Table Global Currency Movements, 2015-2017
  • Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers
    • Introduction
    • Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers
    • Informa
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • RELX
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
        • Table Leading Social Science & Humanities Publishers' Revenue1, 2015-2017
    • SAGE Publications Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • John Wiley & Sons
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Springer Nature
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Cengage Research
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • ProQuest
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • EBSCO Publishing
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Oxford University Press
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • American Psychological Association
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • Publishing Strategy
    • Other Leading Social Science Publishers
      • Books
      • Journals and Online Content
      • University Presses
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in the SSH Publishing Market
      • Table Mergers & Acquisitions in SSH Publishing, 2015
      • Table Mergers & Acquisitions in SSH Publishing, 2016
      • Table Mergers & Acquisitions in SSH Publishing, 2017
      • Table Mergers & Acquisitions in SSH Publishing, 2018
  • Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in Social Science & Humanities Publishing
      • SSH Research Funding Is a Fraction of STM, Continues to Be Threatened
      • SSH Book Sales Have Returned to Growth After Decade of Decline
      • Open Access Books Are Building a Niche in SSH Publishing
        • Table Leading OA Book Publishers Ranked by Number of Titles, 2018
      • Big Deal Journal Packages Remains Industry Standard, But Are Increasingly Challenged
      • Open Access Journals Continue to Gain Acceptance
      • The Changing Face of International SSH Publishing
      • Social Science & Humanities Disciplines Are Dynamic, Evolving
      • Social Science Researchers Face Obstacles Using Big Data & Other Quantitative Methods
      • Weaknesses in Peer Review Undermine Credibility of SSH Research
      • Publishing Success Rests on Discoverability
    • Market Forecast
      • Introduction
        • Table Social Science & Humanities Publishing Forecast by Publishing Activity, 2018P-2022P
      • Books Forecast
      • Journals Forecast
      • Online Content Forecast
      • Abstracting & Indexing Services Forecast
      • Other Activities Forecast
      • Elimination Forecast
      • Forecast by Geography
      • Forecast of Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading SSH Publishers' Revenue Forecast, 2017-2018P