Peter Lang (publisher)
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Peter Lang Publisher
Peter Lang
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Founded 1970 (1970), Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Founder Peter Lang
Country of origin Switzerland
Headquarters location Pieterlen and Bern

self distributed (Switzerland)
Libri (Germany)
Gardners (UK)
Baker & Taylor, GOBI Library Solutions, Ingram Content Group (US)[1]
University of Toronto Press[2]
China Publishers Services (Hong Kong)

Co Info (Australia)[3]
Publication types Books, academic journals, textbooks
Official website

Peter Lang is an academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences. It has its headquarters in Pieterlen and Bern, Switzerland, with offices in Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York City, Dublin, Oxford, Vienna, and Warsaw.[4][5]

Peter Lang publishes over 1,800 academic titles annually, both in print and digital formats, with a backlist of over 55,000 books.[6] It has its complete online journals collection available on Ingentaconnect[5] and distributes its digital textbooks globally through Kortext.[7]

Peter Lang publishes monographs, edited volumes and doctoral dissertations. In the SENSE ranking (2009) of academic publishers it is categorized as a level C publisher ("decent international publishers and excellent national publishers").[8]

Areas of publication

The company specializes in the following twelve subject areas:[4]

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


The company was founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1970 by Swiss editor Peter Lang. It started as an academic publisher specialising in PhD theses and similar academic works.[9] Since 1982 it has an American subsidiary, Peter Lang Publishing USA, specializing in textbooks for classroom use in education,[10] media and communication, and Black studies, as well as monographs in the humanities and social sciences.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Wholesalers". Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Distribution". Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Agents & Sales Representatives". Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b Peter Lang Website
  5. ^ a b "Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group". IngentaConnect. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Peter Lang Press Releases
  7. ^ "Peter Lang und Kortext kooperieren". BuchMarkt. 2014-11-25. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ SENSE ranking of academic publishers
  9. ^ "Gedruckt wird das Werk nur ehrenhalber". Berliner Zeitung. 1996-11-28. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "Critics Choice Awards". American Educational Studies Association. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Peter Lang Publishing". American Libraries Buyers Guide. 2010-10-06. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Peter Lang". YBP Library Services. Retrieved . 

External links

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