World Scientific

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World Scientific
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Founded 1981
Country of origin Singapore
Headquarters location Hong Kong
Publication types Books, academic journals
Official website www.worldscientific.com

World Scientific Publishing is an academic publisher of scientific, technical, and medical books and journals headquartered in Singapore. The company was founded in 1981. It publishes about 500 books annually as well as more than 150 journals in various fields. In 1995, World Scientific co-founded the London-based Imperial College Press together with the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Company structure[edit]

The company head office is in Singapore, where over 200 employees work.

Imperial College Press[edit]

In 1995 the company co-founded Imperial College Press, specializing in engineering, medicine and information technology, with Imperial College London. In 2006, World Scientific assumed full ownership of Imperial College Press, under a license granted by the university.

Controversy[edit]

In 2014, the Singapore Literature Prize received flak for naming the non-fiction prizes after World Scientific, who sponsored the category.[1] A book World Scientific published, Lim Siong Guan's The Leader, The Teacher & You (2013), ended up co-winning the Prize for English Non-fiction.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nanda, Akshita (7 October 2014). "Singapore Literature Prize not on same page as publishers". Singapore Press Holdings. The Straits Times. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Martin, Mayo (4 November 2014). "S’pore Literature Prize 2014 winners announced". MediaCorp. TODAY. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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