World Scientific Publishing Company was established in 1981 with only five employees in a tiny office. Today, the company employs more than 200 staff at its headquarters in Singapore, and has seven offices overseas. In less than two decades, it has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.
Currently, World Scientific publishes around 400 titles a year and about 60 journals in various fields. Many of the books published are recommended texts adopted by renowned institution such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Princeton University.
Among the company's notable successes was World Scientific being awarded the exclusive rights in 1991 by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm to publish (in English) the lectures of the Nobel laureates from 1971 to 1990 and to distribute them worldwide. Subsequently, World Scientific again obtained the rights to publish the complete series of Nobel lectures delivered from 1901 to 1995.
In 1995, World Scientific co-founded the Imperial College Press with London University's Imperial College. The Press is the most important of World Scientific's subsidiaries, and publishes mainly in the fields in which Imperial College itself is particularly well-known, such as Engineering, Medicine, Information Technology, Environmental Technology, and Management Sciences. Imperial College Press has published about 150 books and 4 journals to date.
World Scientific's journal program has grown to include 64 international peer reviewed journals.
International Journal of Modern Physics C (Physics and Computers)
Advances in Complex Systems (ACS)
International Journal of Computational Engineering Science
Classical and Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Phase Simulations
Advanced Series in Physical Chemistry Vol. 11 -- Chemical Dynamics in Extreme Environments
Computational Studies of New Materials
英国帝国学院出版社 (Imperial College Press)
VOYAGE THROUGH TIME: Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize (诺贝尔奖获得者)
Femtochemistry: Ultrafast Dynamics of the Chemical Bond (Volumes I & II)
Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (JTCC)
Summary by 李晓霞 on 2001-04-27
Last updated by 杨宏伟 on 2003-07-10