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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.

World Scientific
Founded 1981
Founder Phua Kok Khoo and Doreen Liu
Country of origin Singapore
Distribution self-distributed (Singapore, United States)[1]
Marston Book Services (UK)[2]
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)
Co Info (Australia)[3]
Publication types Books, academic journals
Official website


Company structureEdit

The company head office is in Singapore. The Chairman and Editor-in-Chief is Phua Kok Khoo, while the Managing Director is Doreen Liu. The company was co-founded by them in 1981.[4]

Imperial College PressEdit

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. Finally in August 2016, ICP was fully incorporated into World Scientific under the new imprint, World Scientific Europe.


In 2014, the Singapore Literature Prize was criticized for naming the non-fiction prizes after World Scientific, who sponsored the category.[5] 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.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "For Booksellers / Agents (World Scientific)". Retrieved 2017-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Marston Book Services". Retrieved 2017-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Agents (World Scientific)". Retrieved 2017-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Doreen Liu, Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards". Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Nanda, Akshita (7 October 2014). "Singapore Literature Prize not on same page as publishers". Singapore Press Holdings. The Straits Times. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Martin, Mayo (4 November 2014). "S'pore Literature Prize 2014 winners announced". MediaCorp. TODAY. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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