Growth of SDI and world publication market

As of 2014, total 25,064 journals are competing in World market of journal publication. In 2011, total 1.98 million articles were published by 20395 journals. In 2014, total 25064 journals published cumulatively 2.42 million articles. Market scenario of world journal publication industry is provided below.

From 2011 to 2014 four biggies, namely, Elsevier BV, Springer-Nature, Wiley-Blackwell and Informa UK Limited had average market share of 23.4%, 11.1%, 7% and 5.1% respectively. These four biggies cumulatively control 46.7% of the world journal publishing market. See the below figure to get more information.


In the year 2014 Elsevier BV, Springer Nature, Wiley-Blackwell, Informa UK Limited and Trans Tech Publications published 570398, 274936, 152588, 120250 and 58911 articles respectively. World’s top 15 publishers cumulatively published 1539950 articles, which is roughly 63.5% of total published articles in 2014 (i.e. 2423122 articles).


Sciencedomain International started its journey in 2011 with a portfolio of 18 journals. In 2015, Sciencedomain international operates total 35 journals. In that time several journals from new publishers as well reputed publishers could not sustain the fierce competition in journal publication industry. Several journals are about to die or already closed. As of 2015, Sciencedomain international controls 0.27% of the world publishing market. Other leading OA publishers like, Public Library of Science (PLoS), Hindawi Publishing Corporation, MDPI AG control 1.4%, 1.2% and 0.5% of the world publishing market, respectively.

Sciencedomain international had 0.01% share in 2011. From 2011, Sciencedomain international is growing with remarkable growth rate. It is really commendable that Sciencedomain international grew from 0.01% to 0.14% in first four years of its operation. It should be also noted that growth rate of Sciencedomain international in first four years of operation is more than that of other leading OA publishers like Public Library of Science (PLoS), Hindawi Publishing Corporation, MDPI AG (as shown below).


We are extremely thankful to our all authors, who are keeping faith on the quality of SDI journals. SDI journals have been chosen by academicians of many famous universities like Harvard, Columbia University, Cambridge, University of Chicago, Yale University, University of Göttingen, etc (Please see here). In order to maintain highest level of transparency and high standard of review, 33 SDI journals presently follow highly respected and toughest Advanced OPEN peer-review system. We are so much thankful to our peer reviewers for making ‘Advanced OPEN peer review system’ a great success. Editors are developing, protecting and nurturing all SDI journals like their ‘own baby’ with great passion and dedication. We hope that scholarly community will appreciate this Advanced OPEN peer-review system, which is expected to give doubtless scholarly benefit and impact to the authors in long run. Additionally we strongly encourage and promote “Post-publication Peer review” by our comment section. Sciencedomain International sincerely thanks everybody for its present position in world publication market.


For more information please contact:

Ms. M. B. Mondal, Ph.D.


Last update: 12-Dec-2015, Data collected on 25-11-2015. 

Data source:,

Journal, having CrossRef article metadata, considered in this report.

Publishers with more than 100 papers per year only considered in this report.