Social science and humanities (SSH) publishing encompasses a broad range of subject areas, from anthropology and religion to music and philosophy. Types of media include print and electronic books and journals, as well as online services and databases.Simba Information, a leading authority for market intelligence and forecasts in the media and publishing industry, recently released Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2016-2020. Using a combination of secondary research and competitor interviews, the report identifies eleven leading SSH publishers from around the world. Read on to learn more about the publishers that made the list.
1. With 6,5000 employees, Informa is active across the globe, with a presence in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Imprints include Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press, and Cogent OA.
2. SAGE Publications Inc. is a privately owned company headquartered in California. SAGE publishes more than 800 books and 900 journals a year. Key imprints include Adam Matthew, Corwin, Pine Forge Press, Paul Chapman Publishing, SAGE Reference, and CQ Press.
3. Cengage Research is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional, library, and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has been a global provider of research resources for libraries and businesses for more than 60 years.
4. John Wiley & Sons increased its share of SSH content when it acquired Blackwell Publishing in 2007. Wiley covers a wide range of subjects including psychology, political science, economics, ancient history, applied linguistics, and more.
5. RELX Group/Elsevier is a market leader in the academic library market. In addition to SSH reference books and journals, Elsevier publishes medical and scientific literature. According to Simba Information, the company has continued to maintain growth in recent years.
6. EBSCO Publishing includes more than 375 research databases in addition to a vast number of e-books and e-journals. The company has made more than 60 acquisitions and earns nearly $2 billion in annual revenue.
7. In 2015, Springer Nature was formed through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education, and Spring Science+Business Media. The company employs 13,000 staff members in more than 50 countries.
8. Oxford University Press publishes in more than 40 languages in both print and digital formats. Its dictionaries, arts and literature monographs, and extensive journal and e-book collections are notable products within SSH subject areas.
9. ProQuest is a global information aggregator that targets academic, corporate, and government libraries around the world. The company has been growing with a number of acquisitions in recent years.
10. Cambridge University Press is the oldest publishing house in the world. Since releasing its first book in 1584, the company now has more than 50 offices around the world and publishes in 70 different languages.
11. The American Psychological Association is a scientific and professional association in the United States. Its products include journals, books, and databases.
In addition to detailed competitor profiles, Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2016-2020 provides exclusive analysis of market size and structure, mergers and acquisitions, and market projections to 2020. Check out the report’s abstract to learn more.