Know Your Publisher: Annual Reports Edition #oaweek #oa
Have you read the annual reports for the largest commercial scholarly publishers? I have and I hope that you will too. These publishers generously make these key documents freely available on the open web. Here they are for some of the largest scholarly publishers, with a few notes of anthropological interest along the way.
As noted in its 2010 Annual Report, Springer established an agreement with the Anthropological Society of Paris.
Springer reported revenues of 866 million Euros for 2010. (about 1.2 billion dollars)
While it did not note any specific anthropology oriented activities in its 2010 annual report, Reed Elsevier does publish a number of scientifically oriented anthropology journals.
Reed Elsevier reported revenues of 7 billion 84 million Euros for 2010 (about 10 billion dollars)
Informa (home to Taylor and Francis, which is home to Routledge)
While it did not note any specific anthropology oriented activities in its 2010 annual report, Informa does publish a variety of anthropology journals (Visual Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Anthropological Forum, etc.) and many relevant books via its Routledge unit.
Informa reported revenues of 1 billion 226.5 million Euros for 2010 (about 1.7 billion dollars)
Annual Reports: http://www.informa.com/Investor-relations/Results–Reporting/
I cannot find an annual report for Sage Publishers. I think that this is because they are not (I think) a publicly traded company. Big news for Sage was partnering with the American Sociological Association to publish its journals beginning in 2010. Sage publishes such anthropology journals as Critique of Anthropology, Field Methods, and Anthropological Theory.
Company Information: http://www.sagepublications.com/
Wiley is a central partner for a number of anthropology societies, including the Australian Anthropological Society, the American Anthropological Association, the Royal Anthropological Institute. They did not specifically note any anthropological activity in their annuall report for 2010.
Wiley reported revenues of 1 billion 699 million Dollars for 2010.