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
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.