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Global Open Access Book Publishing Market 2016-2020: Notable Publishers and Programs, and Issues and Forecasts - Research and Markets


DUBLIN, Apr 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Open Access Book Publishing" report to their offering.

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In today's global market, it's more important than ever to understand the evolution of academic publishing. Rely on 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, the research quantifies open access book publishing as a market segment. The research uses the information 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 2016-2020 contains separate chapters covering the market, notable publishers and programs, and issues and forecast that include:

  • 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
  • Exclusive market projections to 2020 and more.

Examples of some of the issues discussed include:

  • The continued evolution of open access
  • The impact of open access in social science and humanities vs. scientific, technical and medical
  • Prevailing business models and experiments
  • Commercial publishers go small - for now
  • The impact of mandates
  • Opportunity for monographs and conference proceedings

Key Topics Covered:


  • Methodology
  • Definition of Open Access Book Publishing
  • Scope of the Report
  • Sources of Information
  • Methodology for Estimating/Projecting Results
  • Executive Summary
  • 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

Chapter 1: Open Access Book Market

  • Origins of a Movement
  • Open Access Books Metrics
  • Open Access Books Market Size
  • Funding & Mandates
  • Open Access Books by Discipline
  • What Type of Books Are Published Open Access?
  • Open Access Books by Geography & Language

Chapter 2: Notable Open Access Book Publishers & Programs

  • Leading Open Access Book Publishers
  • Social Sciences, Humanities Presses Dominate the DOAB
  • Notable Open Access Publisher Profiles
  • Cooperative Open Access Book Programs & Trials
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • Ebook Foundation
  • Other Open Access Book Programs Not Included
  • Google Books
  • HathiTrust Digital Library
  • Project Gutenberg

Chapter 3: Open Access Book Trends & Forecast

  • 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
  • Open Access Books Forecast
  • Assumptions
  • World Economy & Exchange Rates

Companies Mentioned

  • 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
  • MIT Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • SciELO Books
  • Springer Nature

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