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Welcome to Peter Lang – International Academic Publishers!

Peter Lang specializes in the Social Sciences and Humanities and covers the complete spectrum from monographs to student textbooks. The Peter Lang Publishing Group has its headquarters in Berne and Pieterlen, Switzerland, with publishing offices strategically located in Berne, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Vienna and Warsaw.

The publishing program focuses on the following 12 core disciplines:

  • Economics & Management
  • Education and Pedagogy
  • English Language and Literatures
  • German Language and Literatures
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Media & Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Theology

The Peter Lang academic publishing group covers the complete range of topics in the Social Sciences and Humanities. For example: Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, Religion, Sociology, Psychology, Gender Studies and
Black Diversity Studies.

You can order all our titles online, regardless of whether you want the print or the electronic format. From 2014, Peter Lang eBooks are available as EPUB and ePDF. Peter Lang also supports Open Access publishing.

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Augustyniak, Urszula

History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

State – Society – Culture Editori...

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 574 pp., 1 coloured fig., 10 b/w fig., 6 tables, 2 graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-62977-2 hb. (Hardcover)


McLaren, Peter

Pedagogy of Insurrection

From Resurrection to Revolution

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2015. XXIV, 465 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4331-2896-7 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-1-4331-2897-4 hb. (Hardcover)


Markowski, Radosław / Kotnarowski, Michał / Wenzel, Michał / Żerkowska-Balas, Marta

Democratic Audit of Poland 2014

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 188 pp., 68 graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-65691-4 hb. (Hardcover)


Lindegaard, Laura Bang


Rationalising Automobility in the Face of Cli...

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 214 pp.
ISBN 978-3-631-66663-0 hb. (Hardcover)


Campa, Riccardo

Humans and Automata

A Social Study of Robotics

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 165 pp., 4 tables
ISBN 978-3-631-66628-9 hb. (Hardcover)

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Peter Lang Young Scholars Award 2015

For more than 40 years, Frankfurt Peter Lang GmbH has been striving to ensure the best possible distribution of academic publications. The publishing programme is internationally oriented and one of the largest of its kind in the fields of humanities and social sciences, as well as in law and economics.

The Award

Peter Lang would like to offer young researchers the opportunity to publish their findings in its programme. But funding a publication is not always easy, especially for young scholars.

Which is why the Peter Lang Young Scholars Award has been set up. Award-winning works will be published free of charge – in both hard copy and e-Book formats.

The award will recognise outstanding monographs. Applications will be accepted from young scholars in Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia, as well as Poland and Turkey.

In 2015, the award will be given in four fields (humanities, social sciences, law and economics). Two works from each field will receive the award.


Applications can be submitted, starting immediately and up to 15 November 2015. Peter Lang Verlag will select the winners of the award who will be notified by 15 December 2015 at the latest and announced on the company’s website.

Applications should contain the following documents, compiled into a single PDF file:

1. Exposé (up to 1,800 characters)

2. Table of contents

3. Extract from the work (up to 9,000 characters)

4. Information detailing the status of the work and completion date

5. If the publication in question is for qualification purposes: a review or letter of recommendation

6. Author’s academic c.v

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to the Programme Manager at Peter Lang Verlag in Frankfurt,
Oliver Waffender who is also available to answer any queries you may have.

The publisher will select the award winners in collaboration with external experts.

There is no right of appeal.

Peter Lang invests in a new global enterprise software

The introduction of a global database and standardized publishing processes for all international publishing offices allows for academic publishing across boundaries at the highest level.

International publishing group Peter Lang with headquarters in Switzerland and publishing locations in Germany, the US, Great Britain and Belgium is one of the world's leading publishers of academic research in the social sciences and humanities. For more than 40 years, the group has published scientific titles in traditional and digital formats and Open Access. By investing in a new publishing software from leading provider Klopotek, information on the manufacture and distribution of more than 55,000 deliverable and yearly approx. 1,800 new titles are available in a global, standardized system for the first time. The project is headed by Diana Timm, who has moved from arvato Systems to her position as Global IT Director at Peter Lang in May 2015. The new software will be in operation as of April 2016 and will unite all international publishing offices of Peter Lang in a single, globally accessible system.

Kelly Shergill, CEO Peter Lang AG: «The digital transformation has profoundly changed publishing in general and scientific publishing in particular. With the implementation of the Klopotek publishing software we can address these changes and serve the growing needs of a scientific community for content that is up-todate, flexible and easily accessible. Peter Lang thus positions itself as a pioneer in an industry that is rapidly changing.»

Stefan Jacob, Geschäftsführer Klopotek & Partner GmbH:
«Software solutions from Klopotek are being used all over the world, not least because they allow international publishing groups with multiple locations, multiple currencies, multiple languages and multiple companies to efficiently work together. Over a period of 20 years we have developed and are continuously reviewing bestpractice models for publishers that allow Peter Lang to synchronize and optimize its business processes.»

About Klopotek: Klopotek is the leading supplier of software and consulting services for print and online publishers. More than 4,100 print and online publishers, with over 14,000 users, on 350+ installations, in 140+ locations, and in 7 languages rely on Klopotek publishing software to help them manage their business and achieve their goals.

Your contact at Peter Lang:
Susanne Schettler, Press and Communications

Tel. +41 (0)32 3761769

Your contact at Klopotek:

Petra Steinfeld, Marketing Director

Tel. +49 (0)30 88453243

Aikat and Tan Recipients of Book Contracts in Inaugural AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing Series

The first two books to be published in the new AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing Series will be authored by Debashis “Deb” Aikat of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Alexis Tan of Washington State University.

Their winning proposals were chosen through a unique “Scholarsourcing” process that kicked off in September 2014. Drawing on the idea of crowdsourcing, the innovative initiative enabled AEJMC members to review abbreviated and anonymized book proposals, and to indicate which ones they felt were most promising. Twenty-six proposals were received in this first year, and dozens of AEJMC members participated in the selection process.

Aikat’s book, Who’s a Journalist? News in the Digital Age, will draw on original research to explore the evolving roles of journalists and journalism. Tan’s book, Global Mass Communication and Journalism Research, will also rely on original research to outline the scope of contemporary journalism research worldwide and to highlight opportunities for cross-cultural collaboration. Both Aikat and Tan are long-time members of AEJMC and have held multiple leadership roles within the organization. Tan is a past president, and Aikat is incoming chair of the Professional Freedom & Responsibility Standing Committee. Both authors will be recognized at the AEJMC business meeting in San Francisco.

Their books will be jointly published by Peter Lang and AEJMC, representing the association’s first entry into academic book publishing. Peter Lang Publishing Group is an international scholarly press with offices in the United States and throughout Europe.

The Scholarsourcing initiative is the brainchild of Peter Lang Senior Acquisitions Editor Mary Savigar and AEJMC Past President Paula Poindexter. After AEJMC members read and ranked the abbreviated proposals, Savigar invited authors receiving the highest ratings to submit more extensive proposals. Those were then reviewed by a five-person editorial committee that includes Poindexter as well as Carolyn Bronstein (DePaul), David Perlmutter (Texas Tech) and Richard Waters (San Francisco). Jane Singer (City University London) serves as committee chair and series editor.

“This has proved to be a wonderfully creative idea with a fantastic outcome,” Singer said. “We received lots of interesting proposals, and AEJMC members took it from there. The committee then had the enjoyable task of following the membership’s lead to select the best of the best. Our first contracts will go to two quite different but highly promising books, nicely showcasing the range of ideas this initiative can encompass. Congratulations to our winning authors!”

“We went into this without a good sense of how many proposals would be submitted or how many members would be willing to participate in the review process,” Savigar said. “The outcome has far exceeded my expectations, and I’m thrilled that the membership has responded so enthusiastically to the initiative. The publishing industry is experiencing unprecedented change, so I believe it is important for academic publishers to address this by creatively re-thinking how scholarly books are proposed, peer-reviewed, and approved for contract.

Thank you to all of the authors and members who participated this year.” Entries will open for the second year
of the AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing initiative on September 1, 2015, with a closing date
of October 15, 2015, for submission of abbreviated proposals.

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Peter Lang Children's Trust

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