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World Scientific Publishing Company


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.  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.