STM Platform Providers

Author: Jo McShea

Date: May 10, 2017


The STM publishing platform is a critical piece of content infrastructure, supporting the strategic goals of information providers. The publishing platform landscape continues to evolve, while recent market movements unsettled both vendor and information provider views of the status quo. Wider consumer web and information industry trends continue to impact what the platform experience needs to deliver to end users.

Our report, STM Platform Providers: Company Analysis, examines leading publishing platform providers to the STM sector analyzing their current service provision and positioning and their future strategies for continuing evolution. The report also investigates the information provider perspective including their evolving publishing platform requirements, views on existing service provisions and future development and their perspective on recent market moves.

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Outsell draws on primarily qualitative research to build this report. Outsell conducted interviews January – March 2017 with both publishing platform providers and information providers themselves. On the supply-side, interviewees included representatives from Atypon, the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (CKF), eLife, Ixxus, HighWire, PubFactory, Silverchair, and Zapnito. On the demand-side, we spoke to organizations that include the American Institute of Physics (AIP), BMJ, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Emerald Group Publishing, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), Sage Publications, Springer Nature, and Taylor & Francis. Outsell also leveraged both its own proprietary information resources (including our database of more than 8,000 cross-industry firms that create, aggregate, manipulate, and distribute information) and publicly available online information resources.

A deep understanding of information-centric disruptive forces, daily interaction with executives in the information industry, and analysis of products and services that Outsell conducts as part of its advisory services further support this research.


Table of Contents

Why This Topic


Market Overview

Market Drivers

What Information Providers Want

Platform Providers

Essential Actions

Related Research

About Outsell


At-a-Glance Comparison of Key STM Platform Providers Tables


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