World Scientific

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World Scientific
Founded 1981
Country of origin Singapore
Publication types Books, academic journals
Official website

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.[1] In 1995, World Scientific co-founded the London-based Imperial College Press together with the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.[2] World Scientific has been publishing online since 1996, including e-journals, e-proceedings, e-books, and operates an online bookshop.

Company structure[edit]

The company head office is in Singapore,[3] where over 200 employees work. The company has offices in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, London, UK, Munich, Germany, Hong Kong, Beijing, China, Shanghai, China, Tianjin, China, Chennai, India, Taipei, Taiwan, Tokyo, Japan and Israel.[4]


  • Global Publishing: specializing in the publication of works in Chinese or Chinese and English[2]
  • Meeting Matters International: a provider of conference management, secretariat, and meeting support services[2]
  • Stallion Press: providing distribution and pre-press services for clients in Europe, the United States, and Singapore[2]
  • LAB Creations: a design and printing consultancy
  • Academic Consulting and Editorial Services ( : an editorial services company, catering to editing, project management and consulting services

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.[2]


World Scientific has over 19 imprints, among them are:[5]

  • DL Publishing
  • Global Publishing
  • WS Education
  • WS Professional
  • WS Lifestyle

Nobel Lectures[edit]

The Nobel Foundation in Sweden has granted World Scientific the rights to publish the complete set of Nobel Lectures in all subjects (from 1901 onwards). The publisher of these was originally Elsevier, which halted publication of these lectures in 1970.[6]


In 2014, the Singapore Literature Prize received flak for naming the non-fiction prizes after World Scientific, who sponsored the category.[7] 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.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ World Scientific Corporate Profile
  2. ^ a b c d e "Company Prospectus" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Contact Us." World Scientific. Retrieved on 10 November 2012. "World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. 5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224"
  4. ^ "Regional Offices." World Scientific. Retrieved on 10 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Subsidiaries". 
  6. ^ "Nobel Lectures". Nobel Media AB. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Nanda, Akshita (7 October 2014). "Singapore Literature Prize not on same page as publishers". Singapore Press Holdings. The Straits Times. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Martin, Mayo (4 November 2014). "S’pore Literature Prize 2014 winners announced". MediaCorp. TODAY. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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