05:14 PM

Professional and Scholarly Publishing: 2.3 Billion Payroll Impact

Benefit of publishers extends throughout communities in the U.S.

The infographic below depicts the $2.3 billion payroll impact from the scholarly and scientific publishing workforce. With approximately 38,200 employees in most states, the economic benefit of publishing reaches throughout communities across the U.S.

The study was developed for the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). It was conducted by the Statistical Research Center (SRC) of the American Institute of Physics, and surveyed publishers that were members of the following organizations: AAP's PSP Division, the DC Principles (a group of non-for-profit medical and scientific societies and publishers), the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE), and two large commercial publishers that were not affiliated with any of these groups.


The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.